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In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we've been doing a ton of research. We've compiled the best resources we've found in the hopes that they are helpful for you, as well.


 

Can You Get Covid-19 Twice?
The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2020 


“The revelations are generating concern that people who have had Covid-19 are getting infected anew—something scientists say current evidence doesn’t support. Here is what we know, and don’t know, about the possibility of becoming sick with the virus more than once.” Read More 

 

Here are all the COVID-19 symptoms you knew about—and some you didn’t 
Fortune, May 12th, 2020 


“As the pandemic spreads around the world, doctors are beginning to scope the coronavirus’s damage.” Read More 

 

How to Practice Social Distancing as the Coronavirus Spreads
The Wall Street Journal, May 12th, 2020  


The country’s largest school districts have closed. A growing number of cities are shutting down restaurants. President Donald Trump has advised limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people. Read More 

 

How to Reduce Your Risks as Lockdowns Ease
The Wall Street Journal, May 7th, 2020  


 As communities and businesses across the country begin to reopen, more people are weighing whether—and how—they should head into work and, perhaps, visit restaurants, retail shops and hair salons. Right now, the safest move for most people is still to stay home as much as possible. Read More

 

A Plan to Safely Reopen the U.S. Despite Inadequate Testing  
Harvard Business Review, May 1, 2020 


 For regions shut down due to Covid-19 to safely begin to reopen, we need ways to keep R  — the average number of additional people infected by each infected person — under one, the threshold below which epidemics contract and ultimately die out. Read More

 

C.D.C. Adds New Symptoms to Its List of Possible Covid-19 Signs
The New York Times, April 27, 2020 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its list of possible symptoms of the coronavirus, a step that reflects the broad variation and unpredictability in the way the illness can affect individual patients. Read More

 

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of
COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, April 2020


CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.” Read More

 

These Are The Dangers Of Visiting Even One Friend During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Forbes, April 24, 2020 


“Over the past few months, people all over the world have come to realize just how serious and deadly the current COVID-19 pandemic actually is. The number of confirmed global cases now exceeds 2.7 million, with a significant percentage of those leading to serious (or worse) complications.” Read More

 

What's It Going To Take To End The Shutdown? 5 Keys To Containing Coronavirus
NPR, April 16, 2020 


“First things first: It's not yet time to end social distancing and go back to work and church and concerts and handshakes. Public health experts say social distancing appears to be working, and letting up these measures too soon could be disastrous.” Read More 

 

Testing Falls Woefully Short as Trump Seeks an End to Stay-at-Home Orders
The New York Times, April 15, 2020 


“As President Trump pushes to reopen the economy, most of the country is not conducting nearly enough testing to track the path and penetration of the coronavirus in a way that would allow Americans to safely return to work, public health officials and political leaders say.” Read More  

 

Explainer: How smartphone apps can help 'contact trace' the new coronavirus
Reuters, April 14, 2020 


“A global race is on to develop smartphone apps and other types of mobile phone surveillance systems to track and contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.” Read More 

 

WHO Says 70 Vaccines in the Works, With Three Leading Candidates
Bloomberg, April 13, 2020 


“There are 70 coronavirus vaccines in development globally, with three candidates already being tested in human trials, according to the World Health Organization, as drugmakers race to find a cure for the deadly pathogen.” Read More 

 

This Virus Expert Explains What The Data Really Shows About Two Treatments For COVID-19 Coronavirus 
Forbes, April 8, 2020 


“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect communities throughout the world, the search for effective drugs remains a priority. We’ve heard a lot about two potential treatments, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and remdesivir (RDV), both of which are being tested in clinical trials. But what do we know about these compounds and how well they work?” Read More 

 

Answers to your DIY face mask questions, including what material you should use
The New York Times, April 9, 2020 


On April 3, U.S. health officials recommended an arts-and-crafts project to U.S. residents: Make a cloth mask, then wear it when you go out in public. Covering your mouth and nose is one more thing people can do in addition to social distancing and hand-washing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Read More

 

Coronavirus Was Slow to Spread to Rural America. Not Anymore.
The New York Times, April 8, 2020 


“This map shows every rural county in America, areas where the coronavirus outbreak initially was slow to spread. Humboldt County in Northern California was the first rural county to report a case, on Feb. 20, a month after the virus first reached the U.S.” Read More 

 

See Which States and Cities Have Told Residents to Stay at Home
The New York Times, April 7, 2020 


“In a matter of weeks, millions of Americans have been asked to do what would have been unthinkable only a few months ago: Don’t go to work, don’t go to school, don’t leave the house at all, unless you have to.” Read More 

 

What Will U.S. Health Care Look Like After the Pandemic?
Harvard Business Review, April 7, 2020 


“Even the most vocal critic of the American health care system cannot watch coverage of the current Covid-19 crisis without appreciating the heroism of each caregiver and patient fighting its most-severe consequences. Hospitals are being built in parks and convention centers, new approaches to sterilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) for reuse are being implemented, and new protocols for placing multiple patients on a single ventilator have been developed.” Read More  

 

New CDC Guidance for Employers Reflects Evolving Knowledge of Coronavirus 
SHRM, April 5, 2020  


“Open the windows. Leave contaminated areas vacant for 24 hours if you can. Wear disposable gloves and gowns. And, of course, wash your hands often. These are among the updated guidelines posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for cleaning and disinfecting a workplace after an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. Among the new tips: If a contaminated area has been closed for seven days or more, there's no need for a special cleaning.” Read More 

 

DOL Answers More Coronavirus Paid-Leave Questions
SHRM, April 3, 2020  


The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has added to its list of questions and answers regarding the paid sick leave and paid family leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).” Read More  

 

Are Countries Flattening the Curve for the Coronavirus?
The New York Times, April 3, 2020 


“The trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic varies widely from country to country. The number of new cases each day appears to be falling in some nations.” Read More  

 

Underlying Health Disparities Could Mean Coronavirus Hits Some Communities Harder
NPR, April 2, 2020


As the coronavirus spreads across the country, millions of Americans already struggling with health and finances — especially those in minority communities — could bear the brunt of it. New data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that COVID-19 patients with underlying health issues in the United States are more likely to need treatment in a hospital — or even in an intensive care unit. Read More

 

Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines Through End of April
The New York Times, April 1, 2020


President Trump retreated Sunday from his desire to relax coronavirus guidelines by Easter, announcing instead that all Americans must continue to avoid nonessential travel, going to work, eating at bars and restaurants, or gathering in groups of more than 10 for at least another month and perhaps until June. Read More

 

Coronavirus Task Force Details 'Sobering' Data Behind Its Extended Guidelines
NPR, March 31, 2020


America must brace for 100,000 or more people to die in the coming months in the coronavirus pandemic, the White House's response team warned Tuesday. "As sobering a number as that is, we should be prepared for it," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top immunologist helping to steer White House policy on the disaster. "No one is denying the fact that we are going through a very, very difficult time right now." Read More

 

FDA Approves Anti-Malarial Drugs Chloroquine And Hydroxychloroquine For Emergency Coronavirus Treatment
Forbes, March 30, 2020


The Food and Drug Administration on Sunday issued an emergency authorization for experimental coronavirus treatments using chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, anti-malaria drugs touted by President Donald Trump despite inconclusive clinical proof of their efficacy. Read More

 

Restrictions Are Slowing Coronavirus Infections, New Data Suggest
The New York Times, March 30, 2020


Harsh measures, including stay-at-home orders and restaurant closures, are contributing to rapid drops in the numbers of fevers — a signal symptom of most coronavirus infections — recorded in states across the country, according to intriguing new data produced by a medical technology firm. Read More

 

Why Is the U.S. Behind on Coronavirus Testing?
Harvard Business Review, March 30, 2020


“Testing is the biggest problem that we’re facing,” Peter Slavin, president of Massachusetts General Hospital, said recently in a roundtable on Covid-19 at Harvard Medical School. While South Korea had tested about 4,000 people per million of its population at the time, the United States had just run five tests per million — despite the fact that they both reported their first cases at essentially the same time (on January 21 and 20). Read More

 

Coronavirus Symptoms and How to Protect Yourself: What We Know
The Wall Street Journal, updated March 30, 2020


“Scientists and public-health officials are learning more about the new coronavirus behind a continuing pandemic. The disease it causes is called Covid-19. We are updating our questions and answers regularly to keep up with their findings. Here is what they know so far, and how you can minimize your risk.” Read More


 

Your Employee Tested Positive for Covid-19. What Do You Do?
Harvard Business Review, March 30 


“All leaders are trying to find their footing right now. You are probably shoring up your business plan, situating your team, and juggling your own constellation of remote working arrangements — possibly alongside your spouse and children. On top of that, you will face a test you probably couldn’t have imagined a few weeks ago: When one of your employees tells you they have tested positive for Covid-19.” Read More 

 

 

A COVID-19 glossary: What the terms mean and some subtle differences
CBC, March 26 2020


What's the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic? What is contact tracing? Confused about the language that health and government officials are using during this COVID-19 pandemic? Read More

 

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief 
Harvard Business Review, March 23, 2020 


“Some of the HBR edit staff met virtually the other day — a screen full of faces in a scene becoming more common everywhere. We talked about the content we’re commissioning in this harrowing time of a pandemic and how we can help people. But we also talked about how we were feeling. One colleague mentioned that what she felt was grief. Heads nodded in all the panes.” Read More 

 

Coping with Fatigue, Fear and Panic during a crisis
Harvard Business Review, March 23, 2020 


“Late last week, we gave a presentation to about 20 chief medical officers from health care systems around the country. I began by asking them to share a sentence or two about how they were feeling, personally. Over the next half hour, their answers spilled out in a torrent.” Read More  

 

What Does ’Shelter in Place' Mean? Here’s What Life Is Like Under the Mandate
TIME, March 20, 2020


"COVID-19, which has killed more than 8,000 people as the disease sweeps across the world, has prompted cities and areas everywhere to take action, ordering quarantines and lockdowns in an effort to keep people indoors and curb the spread of the coronavirus." Read More

 

Time To Hit Pause: What Employers Need To Know About The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Forbes, March 19, 2020


"The last week has been very challenging for employers trying to manage the COVID-19 crisis. There has also been significant concern about the ability to absorb the requirements of last Saturday’s House version of H.R. 6201 related to leave policies for employees affected by the public health emergency. " Read More


 

Younger Adults Make Up Big Portion of Coronavirus Hospitalizations in U.S.
The New York Times, March 18, 2020


"American adults of all ages — not just those in their 70s, 80s and 90s — are being seriously sickened by the coronavirus, according to a report on nearly 2,500 of the first recorded cases in the United States."  Read More

 

Some Employers Forgo FMLA Certifications During COVID-19 Pandemic
SHRM, March 18, 2020


"Workers who are sick from the coronavirus may want to take Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time off. Should employers worry about FMLA abuse when there's a pandemic? Some legal experts say no; others say yes but suggest that employers consider accepting late medical certifications." Read More

 

Congress Working on Coronavirus Bill to Provide Paid Leave and More
SHRM, March 16, 2020


“Lawmakers are finalizing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act—which could provide free screening, paid leave and enhanced unemployment insurance benefits for people affected by COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.” Read More 

 

Your coronavirus workplace questions answered
CNN Business, March 10, 2020


“As the coronavirus outbreak spreads across the United States, companies and their employees are shifting the way they work and wondering how best to limit contagion in the workplace. Here are some of the things companies, managers and employees need to know based on current guidance.” Read More

 

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
The World Health Organization, Jan 31, 2020 


VIDEO: "Learn about the Coronavirus (CoV) family of viruses, and more about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus strain not previously identified in humans." Watch

 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters
World Health Organization, 2020


The World Health Organization (WHO) Responds to the Most Common Myths Surrounding Coronavirus. Read More

 

OSHA's Guidelines on Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2020

"To reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, customers, and the public, it is important for all employers to plan now for COVID-19. Employers who have not prepared for pandemic events should prepare themselves and their workers as far in advance as possible of potentially worsening outbreak conditions." Read More

 

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