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


Free Webinars and Courses Library Related Resources and Information Correspondence from the State Library of Ohio 
Ohio Related Information and Resources General Information and Resources Real-Time Statistics and Information


Free Webinars and Courses

Coursera: "Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19" Course
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 
Imperial College London: Online Course: Science Matters-Let's Talk About COVID-19
Johns Hopkins University: Free COVID-19 Contract Tracing Course

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 
PBS NewsHour: Confronting Coronavirus
Purdue Global University: Free Contact Tracing Course Self-Paced
Salesforce: Emergency Response Management: Enabling Government Response During Times of Crisis 
Scott Warrick: Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act 

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
Healthwise: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center
Ideastream: Cleveland Public Library Printing Face Shields for First Responders
Indiana State Library: Activities and Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis 
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS): COVID-19 Research Partnership to Inform Safe Handling of Collections, Reopening Practices for Libraries, Museums
International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA): COVID-19 and Libraries Across the Globe 
Jester Jim: 8 Tips for Teachers, Librarians and Small Business: How to Make Videos During the During the Coronavirus
John Thill (Idaho Library): A Phased Reopening Plan for Libraries as COVID-19 Restrictions are Lifted
Levar Burton Wants to Livestream 'Reading Rainbow' Amid Coronavirus Pandemic 
Library of Congress: Coronavirus Resource Guide
LibraryThing: LibraryThing is Now Free To All 
Library Journal: Streaming Storytime
Millersville Public Library: Best Practices in Virtual Programming (During COVID-19)
National Library of Medicine: A Guide to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) For Public Libraries
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 

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 
State Library of Ohio: "We're Here to Help" Video
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
WebJunction: Library Storytimes During COVID-19: A Different Kind of Connection
Wired: COVID-19's Impact on Libraries Goes Beyond Books

Correspondence from the State Library of Ohio

State Library of Ohio: May 22: Statewide Delivery Update
State Library of Ohio: May 5-Statewide Delivery Update
State Library of Ohio: April 8, 2020-Virtual Programs and the 2020 Ohio Public Library Survey
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)
Cleveland Clinic: COVID-19: How to Cope With the Coronavirus Pandemic Sign-up for Free Text Messages About Important Updates on Coronavirus in Ohio
Fox 8 Cleveland: Running List of Universities That Are Moving to Completely Online Instruction
Governor Mike DeWine: Executive Order for Unemployment Insurance (June 16, 2020)
Greater Akron Chamber: COVID-19 Resource Guide
News 5 Cleveland: Ohio Colleges Providing Resources to Help Students with Remote Instruction, Facility Closures
Ohio Auditor of State, Keith Faber: Managing Local Government Finances in an Emergency (Teleconference: April 28)
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 
Ohio Department of Health: COVID-19
Ohio Department of Health: Director's Stay Safe Ohio Order 
Ohio Department of Health: FAQs: Cloth Masks or Face Coverings in the Workplace
Ohio Department of Health: Responsible Protocols for Getting Ohio Back to Work
Ohio Department of Health: Stay at Home Order (Amended) 
Ohio Department of Health: Stay at Home Order Frequently Asked Questions
Ohio Department of Health: Submit Formal Request for Federal Assistance for Small Businesses
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 
Advent Health: Coronavirus Resources Hub and Alerts
AFL-CIO: Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19
American Medical Association: COVID-19 Daily Video Updates
Association of American Medical Colleges: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Hub
American Heart Association: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Live Chat and Resources A Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances: What You Need To Know Coronavirus Benefits Help and Resources Center
Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center 
Center for START Services: COVID-19 Resources
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
CDC: How to Properly Wear, Make or Create a Cloth Face Covering to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Children's Bureau: COVID-19 Resources
Cleveland Magazine: Leadership In Times of Crisis
CNA Classes Near Me: How to Properly Wash Your Hands and Apply Sanitizer
CNet: Some Positive News Amid COVID-19 
Continuity Central: Risk Management Experts Discuss the COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Risk Management, Resilience and Business Continuity
Coronavirus Tech Handbook Facebook Group Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information Center
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 
Eton Digital: Helping Kids Ages 10-18 Learn about COVID-19
Exploratorium: Learning About Viruses For Kids 
Guidelines: Opening Up America Again

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
Government Technology: Leading in a Crisis: How to Successfully Communicate 

Harvard Health Publishing: Coronavirus Resource Center
Healio-Infectious Disease News: COVID-19 Resource Center
Health Affairs: COVID-19 Resource Center
Health Clarity: COVID-19 Resources and Tools

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 
Hennes Crisis Communications: Tips for a Better Video Call Do's and Don'ts
Infectious Disease Society of America: COVID-19 Resource Center (Includes Podcasts)

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine: Coronavirus Resource Center
Make Community: "What's 'Plan C' for COVID-19?"
Mental Health America: Mental Health and COVID-19: Information and Resources (for our full list of mental health and self-care resources, visit our Self-Care Resources During COVID-19 page)
MyMove: How to Find Emergency Homelessness Assistance During the Pandemic
NAFSA: Coronavirus Critical Resources and Latest Updates
National Academy of Medicine: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) News and Resources
National Association of School Psychologists: COVID-19 Resource Center 
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 
National Institutes of Health: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources, Updates and Clinical Trial Information
The New York Times: Live, Free Updates on the Coronavirus Outbreak
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): COVID-19 Resources, News and Updates
PixelSurplus: Free Coronavirus Design Resources
Public Health Degrees: Learning About the Coronavirus: Resources for Children and Families
Reuters News: Coronavirus Live Information and News Hub
SAMHSA: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During and Infectious Disease Outbreak What Is the Coronavirus and Why Is It So Deadly: Clinicians' Perspectives
Scott Warrick, HR Consulting: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: The Complete Learning System
Small Business America: Small Business Resiliency Guide
Student Training and Education in Public Service: Overcoming the Challenges of Online Learning During COVID-19

Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Judicial System: Coronavirus Resources

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
World Health Organization: Rolling Updates on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Real-Time Statistics and Information

COVID Act Now: Interactive Map to Take Action 
ESRI: COVID-19 GIS Hub: Maps, Datasets, Applications and More for Coronavirus 2019
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
Tableau: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Data Hub
Worldometer: Coronavirus

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