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Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Research Guide: Health Policy and Post-pandemic Planning
Library resources, news, and other trusted resources for health care providers and public health professionals about COVID-19.
An assessment of the risk of COVID-19 mission in a variety of organizations and settings that have been closed during the period in which physical distancing and mitigation measures have been put in place. It outlines steps to reduce potential transmission during the reopening of these organizations and settings, building on the proposed phased approach from the National Coronavirus Response: A Road Map to Reopening.
Cases and deaths
Cases and deaths (trend data)
Adopted social distancing measures
Health policy actions to reduce barriers to COVID-19 testing and treatment
Additional state-level data related to COVID-19, including testing and provider capacity
"database of laws that countries have implemented in response to the pandemic. It includes state of emergency declarations, quarantine measures, disease surveillance, legal measures relating to mask-wearing, social distancing, and access to medication and vaccines. Launching with laws from over 190 countries, the database will continue to grow as more countries and themes are added."
"The tool evaluates the impact of different social-distancing interventions (by varying their intensity and timing) on reduction in the spread of coronavirus in 50 states and District of Columbia. The information presented can help policymakers understand consequences such as the rate of new cases, potential strain on the healthcare system, and projected deaths."
staff and student COVID-19 case counts and rates
specific data for students and staff
available filters: state, school type, in-person density, school level, mitigation strategy, state case rate, and percent black or Hispanic.
Aspen Institute. May 5, 2020. Updated May 27, 2020.
"cross-sport risk assessment guide that sets out how various sport and recreation activities can be enjoyed while minimizing transmission or contraction of COVID-19."
Philip M. Alberti, Paula M. Lantz, Consuelo H. Wilkins; Equitable Pandemic Preparedness and Rapid Response: Lessons from COVID-19 for Pandemic Health Equity. J Health Polit Policy Law 8641469. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-8641469
Geerts JM, Kinnair D, Taheri P, et al. Guidance for Health Care Leaders During the Recovery Stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Consensus Statement. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(7):e2120295. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.20295
PBS NewsHour. May 10, 2020. 5 minutes.
"As COVID-19 cases surged in March and April, New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital rapidly transitioned its care spaces to COVID-19 wards in an effort to stave off the virus and protect frontline workers at the epicenter of the outbreak. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports on how the hospital's redesign may serve as an example for other medical centers in the future."
Werner RM, Hoffman AK, Coe NB. Long-Term Care Policy after Covid-19 - Solving the Nursing Home Crisis [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 27]. N Engl J Med. 2020;10.1056/NEJMp2014811. doi:10.1056/NEJMp2014811
Rosenbaum, J.E., & Mincer, S. (2021). Policy Planning for the Post-Pandemic World: The Chronic Illness and Mental Health Needs of Tens of Millions of COVID-19 Survivors. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs 22(1), 119-129
Valdivia-Granda WA, Richt JA. What We Need to Consider During and After the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 29]. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2020;10.1089/vbz.2020.2652. doi:10.1089/vbz.2020.2652
A biotech CEO and microbiologist together comment on the global and financial burden levied by the pandemic, urging for an increase in integrated global biosurveillance to prevent future pandemics, especially from coronaviruses. They also discuss potential animal vectors for human transmission and review the highlights and risks of vaccine development before suggesting increased outbreak modeling, molecular diagnostics, and communication measures in order to coordinate global responses.
"This dashboard brings together multiple, real-time data sources to track the county-level impacts, alongside Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) property data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It provides insight into current economic conditions and racial disparities exacerbated by the pandemic, and can be used to track key indicators in the recovery."
Tai, D. B. G., Shah, A., Doubeni, C. A., Sia, I. G., & Wieland, M. L. (2021). The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 72(4), 703-706.
Mofijur, M., Fattah, I. R., Alam, M. A., Islam, A. S., Ong, H. C., Rahman, S. A., ... & Mahlia, T. M. I. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on the social, economic, environmental and energy domains: Lessons learnt from a global pandemic. Sustainable production and consumption.