Coronavirus COVID-19: Links You Can Trust
Use this guide to find trusted and reliable news sources related to Coronavirus COVID-19.
Updates from Maryland Governor Hogan
The Governor has declared a State of Emergency in Maryland following confirmation of three positive cases of COVID-19. You can find additional up-to-date information and press releases on the Governor’s website.
- Baltimore City Health Department
Find reliable information specific to Baltimore City regarding Coronavirus COVID-19.
- Baltimore City Public Schools
Find health updates from Baltimore City Public Schools for students and parents.
Health Insurance for Uninsured Marylanders
- Maryland Health Connection has opened an emergency special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders to enroll in a health plan through Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
- Enroll online daily from 6 am – 11 pm, or use their mobile app, Enroll MHC.
- Get ready to apply with their checklist for readiness.
- Assistance is available by calling 855-642-8572 weekdays from 8 am – 6 pm. Deaf and hard of hearing consumers may use Maryland Relay.
Maryland Department of Health
Maryland Department of Health: Coronavirus Outbreak
The Maryland Department of Health’s page provides a document for Guidance for Schools about the Coronavirus outbreak as well as other general and Maryland-specific information.
Legal Help from Maryland Access to Justice
- The Maryland Access to Justice Commission has a COVID-19 Resource Page for individuals trying to navigate the civil justice system at this time.
- Know your rights regarding changes in court procedure, housing foreclosures and evictions, utilities and other essential services.
- Get civil legal help on the phone, email, or by live chat.
Legal Help from Lawyer in the Library Service
- Maryland Legal Aid attorneys can provide free legal advice to individuals who are financially eligible, by email or telephone.
- Call 443-451-2805, or email email@example.com. Include your name and legal issue in your email or voicemail and your message will be returned within 48 hours.
- Visit Lawyer in the Library Virtual Service, a partnership between The Enoch Pratt Free Library and Maryland Legal Aid.
Call Maryland 211 if you wish to talk with someone regarding the Coronavirus. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in more than 180 languages. Accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing through Maryland Relay (dial 711).
World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a trusted, authoritative source for public health information. The WHO announced the official name for the disease that is causing the 2020 outbreak of coronavirus disease: COVID-19.
- Coronavirus (health topic)
This landing page for the Coronaviruses family of viruses includes background, select news on the outbreak, and links to Questions and Answers on Coronaviruses.
- Advice for the Public
This WHO page on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has practical information for dealing with the outbreak on a personal level. The page includes video, graphics, myth-busters, and even tips for coping with related stress.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are our nation’s premier authority on public health information.
The page that the CDC has developed for American citizens is a one-stop shop for background on the strain, COVID-19, as well as the class of coronaviruses; CDC-authored news monitoring the situation, including all the statistics on cases; and a wealth of resources for professionals, travelers, and the general public.
MedlinePlus offers up-to-date information in language you can understand. MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- Coronavirus Infections
- Also available in Spanish: Infecciones por coronavirus: MedlinePlus en español
The Associated Press (AP) is a not-for-profit news cooperative that is widely considered the least biased reporting in the U.S.
Coronavirus Topic: AP articles
Government and business response to the outbreak is well covered.
Johns Hopkins University
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Mapping by Johns Hopkins CSSE
The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University is mapping the number of global cases, deaths, and recoveries from COVID-19. Data is updated throughout the day.
- Coronavirus Resource Center from Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
A resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.
- Public Health On Call: Get the Facts from Hopkins Doctors by Phone, Podcast
Healthcare experts answer your COVID-19 questions on Mondays and Fridays, by phone or email. Follow the discussion on the website, podcast, or Twitter.
U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Department of State provides updated information about travel safety and security.
- Information from the US Department of State with travel security updates
- State Department Travel Advisory Update
Hesperian Fact Sheets in Spanish and French
Hesperian Health Guides is a reliable nonprofit health information source that has translated a COVID-19 fact sheet into French and Spanish. More languages will be available soon.
COVID-19 Unemployment Resources
Has your employment been affected by COVID-19? This guide will help displaced workers apply for Unemployment Insurance and other benefits.
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