NATIONAL AND LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC provides information on COVID-19 and guidelines for if you contract the virus, as well as information for communities, businesses, schools and other organizations where persons might still gather. Find information about what you can do to help slow the spread of COVID-19 including disinfecting your home and DIY instructions on making and using cloth face masks.
Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health provides a COVID-19 Dashboard, educational resources, news updates and links to the latest information about Gov. DeWine’s stay-at-home order. Find additional links to medical journals for health professionals recommended by the Ohio Department of Health.
Ottawa County Health Department
This site provides information on COVID-19 and health and safety updates from the county. You’ll also find a comprehensive list of community resources.
To help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. DeWine has issued a stay-at- home order, effective through May 1. The Ohio Department of Health has created this page with information about what this means for you. Click here for a simplified version.
ADDITIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH AND TRACKING TOOLS
CDC’s new digital Coronavirus Self-Checker, called Clara, can help you decide when to call your doctor. Remember, if you’re sick with COVID-19 or think you might have it, take steps like covering your coughs to protect others.
The National Institutes of Health and National Library of Medicine’s comprehensive literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the coronavirus. Updated daily.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine is nationally recognized for its work modeling data related to hospital resource capacity and estimated deaths in relation to current mitigating strategies (social distancing) for the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Dashboard
This dashboard powered by the Center for Systems Science and Engieneering at Johns Hopkins University enables you to see in real time the global impact of the pandemic.
These infographics can help you visualize the extent of the pandemic and its impact across the globe.
GET THE LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES ON TWITTER
The Centers for Disease Control shares updates on COVID-19 alerts and health and safety tips.
MedlinePlus, a service from the National Library of Medicine, is a consumer-friendly resource focused on health.
The Ohio Department of Health provides updates from its Twitter account, which is helpful if its website has high traffic.
The World Health Organization tweets about health topics from around the world.