Resources Related to COVID-19

As the information and climate related to COVID-19 is rapidly developing, we wanted to provide a resource hub that offers up-to-date resources, learning material and information that can help you and your library stay safe and informed. We will continue to update this information as it unfolds and becomes available. If you have a resource that you would like to share, please submit it to

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OhioNET: Webinar: Re-thinking Census 2020 Outreach (April 14)
State Library of Ohio: April 8, 2020-Virtual Programs and the 2020 Ohio Public Library Survey
Brunel University London: Talking Taboos in Lockdown: Bereavement, Loneliness and Aging (April 21-Webinar)

Free Webinars and Courses

Coursera: "Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19" Course
Dr. Steve Albrecht: Free Viewing of Past Webinars Through April 30th
EBSCO: Global Webinar Series: Supporting Your Institutions as They Move Online 

EveryLibrary Institute: "How To Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation" Webinar
FutureLearn: COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus 
Jumpstart, Inc.: Leading Your Business Through an Economic Crisis
Library 2.0: Live, Online Zoom Meeting "Hangout" Room (Continuous) 
Library 2.0/PCI Webinars Special Pandemic Mini-Conference: Libraries Stepping Up!-Serving the Needs of Communities in Crisis (Recording)
OCLC Virtual Town Hall: Libraries and the COVID-19 Crisis 
OPLIN: "Toto, We're Not the Library Anymore:Working Effectively Beyond Your Building's Borders (April 10) *New April 6*
PLA: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19-Free Webinar Series (March 26-April 16)
PBS NewsHour: Confronting Coronavirus
Salesforce: Emergency Response Management: Enabling Government Response During Times of Crisis *New April 8*
Scott Warrick: Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act 
Society of Professional Journalists: Preventing Misinformation During the Pandemic (April 9) *New April 8*

Library Related Resources and Information

American Association of School Librarians: Pandemic Preparedness for School Libraries 
American Libraries: Federal Relief Package Supports Libraries 
American Libraries: How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic 
American Library Association: Libraries Respond: Combating Xenophobia and Fake News in Light of COVID-19
American Library Association: Pandemic Preparedness
Association of College and Research Libraries, Distance Learning Section: Discussion Group COVID-19 Link Share Document
Association of College and Research Libraries, Distance Learning Section: Discussion Group Spring Virtual Exchange on COVID-19 (Notes)
Association of College and Research Libraries: Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries
Association of Research Libraries: COVID-19 News and Resources
EBSCO: COVID-19 Information and Research Portal 
EBSCO: Free Resources and Expanded Access for All Institution Types During COVID-19 
Google Sheet List of Public Libraries Closed for COVID-19
Indiana State Library: Activities and Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis 
International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA): COVID-19 and Libraries Across the Globe 
Levar Burton Wants to Livestream 'Reading Rainbow' Amid Coronavirus Pandemic 
LibraryThing: LibraryThing is Now Free To All 
Library Journal: Streaming Storytime
Novelist News: NovelAware Special Addition: How to Go From In-Person to Online
Ohio Private Academic Libraries: Current Status of Current Institutions and Libraries in Response to COVID-19
OLC: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions 
OLC and Vorys: Employment Law Issues and Ohio's Public Libraries in Light of the Pandemic 
OPLIN: Expanded Database Access 
*New April 7*
PLA: Healthy Community Tools for Public Libraries
PLA: Resources on COVID-19 
Penguin Random House Discounting eBooks and Audiobooks to Libraries 
Penguin Random House Open License: Online Storytime and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos and Live Events
Publisher's Weekly: Macmillon Abandons Library E-Book Embargo
Quarantine Librarianship: Best Practices: Tech Checklist for Your Library Closure
"Remote Services Libraries Can Provide"  
School Library Journal: Kid Lit Authors Step Up To Help Educators, Students and Parents 
School Library Journal: Tackling Copyright Concerns When Taking Storytime Online
State Library of Ohio: Online Programs from Ohio's Public Libraries 
Super Library Marketing: How Libraries are Responding to the Coronavirus Threat and How Your Library Can Prep for Any Crisis
WebJunction: Libraries and the Coronavirus: Evolving Information and Resources
Wired: COVID-19's Impact on Libraries Goes Beyond Books

Correspondence from the State Library of Ohio

State Library of Ohio: April 3, 2020-Online Programs from Ohio's Public Libraries 
State Library of Ohio: April 3, 2020-State Library to Remain Closed-Staff Teleworking 
State Library of Ohio: March 31, 2020-Share This Information with Your Community and Submit Your Online Programs for the Calendar 
State Library of Ohio: March 25, 2020-NASA @ My Library Kit Shipments Paused 
State Library of Ohio: March 23, 2020-Statewide Delivery is Suspended Until Further Notice 
State Library of Ohio: March 19, 2020-Safe Handling of Library Materials
State Library of Ohio: March 18, 2020-Library Services During COVID-19 Pandemic
State Library of Ohio: March 18, 2020-Updated Guidelines for Statewide Delivery
State Library of Ohio: March 17, 2020- State Library services, OLC conferences, Day By Day OH, INFOhio, FREE Tumblebooks access, author permissions and other digital/streaming storytimes considerations
State Library of Ohio: March 12, 2020-State Library Takes Steps to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Ohio Related Information and Resources

Auditor of State (of Ohio): Advisory Memo (March 13, 2020)
Fox 8 Cleveland: Running List of Universities That Are Moving to Completely Online Instruction
Greater Akron Chamber: COVID-19 Resource Guide
News 5 Cleveland: Ohio Colleges Providing Resources to Help Students with Remote Instruction, Facility Closures
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions 
Ohio Department of Education: Remote Learning Resource Guide During the Coronavirus Pandemic Ordered School-Building Closure *New April 7*
Ohio Department of Health: COVID-19
Ohio Department of Health: Govenor DeWine, Lt. Govenor Husted Submit Formal Request for Federal Assistance for Small Businesses
Ohio Department of Health: Stay at Home Order (Amended) 
Ohio Department of Health: Stay at Home Order Frequently Asked Questions
Team NEO: COVID-19 Economic Resources for Northeast Ohio

General Information and Resources COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic 
Action for Healthy Kids: COVID-19 Resources: School Closures and Food Access 
Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)-Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Print Resources 
CDC: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions
CNet: Some Positive News Amid COVID-19 
Coronavirus Tech Handbook Facebook Group
Crowdstrike: Embracing and Securing a Remote Workforce: Cybersecurity in the time of COVID-19 COVID-19 Job Market Update 
Fogarty International Center: Coronavirus News, Funding and Research for Global Health Researchers 
Exploratorium: Learning About Viruses For Kids 

Google COVID-19 Information and Resource Portal 
Google Teach From Home: a Temporary Hub of Information and Tools to Help Teachers During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis 

Google: Work, Teach and Learn from Anywhere 
Harvard Health Publishing: Coronavirus Resource Center
Hennes Communications: Combating Uncertainty: How To Talk About COVID-19 
Hennes Communications: Layoffs in the Age of Coronavirus: Delivering the News that Will Make People Hate You 
Johns Hopkins University and Medicine: Coronavirus Resource Center
Make Community: "What's 'Plan C' for COVID-19?"
NAFSA: Coronavirus Critical Resources and Latest Updates
National Association of School Psychologists: COVID-19 Resource Center *New April 6*
National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent's Resource 
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources
National Cyber Security Alliance: COVID-19 Security Resource Library 
PixelSurplus: Free Coronavirus Design Resources *New April 6*
SAMHSA: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During and Infectious Disease Outbreak 
Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act 
US Department of Education: COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel 
US Department of Labor: Coronavirus Resources
US Department of Labor: COVID-19 and the American Workplace 
US Department of Labor: Guideline to Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus
US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act 
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): List of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: COVID-19 Resource Center 
US Food and Drug Administration: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 
US Small Business Administration: Disaster Loan Assistance 
World Health Organization: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

Real-Time Statistics and Information

COVID Act Now: Interactive Map to Take Action 
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: COVID-19 State-by-State Projections 
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Interactive Map Real Time World Statistics
Ohio Department of Health: COVID-19
Worldometer: Coronavirus

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