About the Virus
COVID-19 Confirmed Cases by Industry Sector
This report on COVID-19 in Washington state shows that, among the approximately 31,000 cases where there was employment information, 25% of them were among people providing health care and social assistance. Construction workers were 7% of the state’s cases.
A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air
This article illustrates how the risk of spreading the disease can be reduced by "applying all available measures to combat infection via aerosols." (October 29, 2020)
Source: El Pais
CDC Definition of "Close Contact"
The CDC Definition of Close Contact: "Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period* starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated." *Additional detail is provided on the CDC's website. Updated October 21, 2020.
CDC - Scientific Brief: SARS-CoV-2 and Potential Airborne Transmission (updated Oct. 5, 2020)
This brief discusses the potential for transmission through "aerosol" - small particles that can move through the air.
COVID-19 and airborne aerosols: What you need to know
Article from UCHealth detailing how COVID-19 spreads through airborne aerosols and measures to prevent exposure.
WHO - Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: implications for infection prevention precautions
This scientific brief provides an overview of the modes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, what is known about when infected people transmit the virus, and the implications for infection prevention and control precautions within and outside health facilities.
Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
COVIDGuidance.org organizes rapidly updated guidance and recommendations from trusted sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins University. Click here for Spanish - COVIDGuia.org
EPA - List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
This site provides a list of products that meet EPA's criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19.
FDA advises consumers not use hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem
FDA release advising "consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. FDA has identified the following products." (6/19/2020) Spanish version
WHO Infodemic Management COVID-19 (updated May 20,2020)
This infographic document provides an overview of what we know about the virus and its progression.
Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
Washington State - COVID-19 Risk assessment dashboard
This dashboard provides an overview of the key metrics and data used by state leaders to assess whether it’s safe for a county to enter a new phase of reopening.
Source: Washington State
NCDHHS - North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System
North Carolina collects data from several sources and partners to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina. The dashboard contains data from many sources in the state.
Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Testing Insights Initiative
Local testing data are not currently publicly available, and a comprehensive set of these data – paired with expert analysis and guidance – does not exist in one place. This initiative seeks to fill that gap.
This site will be continuously updated and enhanced with new data, information, and analyses about COVID-19 testing as these resources become available.
Source: Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
Can SARS-CoV-2, the Virus that Causes COVID-19 Disease, Be Spread by Blood?
This document addresses the confusion over whether the virus can be transmitted via blood as a bloodborne pathogen, since it can be detected in the blood (via serum blood testing).
LHSFNA - COVID-19 Information and Tips for High-Risk Groups (4/23/2020)
Information on steps individuals in high-risk groups (age 65+ and those with chronic conditions) should take to reduce their risk.
CDC - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - How to Protect Yourself - What to Do if You are Sick
This online resource includes information on how to protect yourself and recognize the symptoms, and what to do if you or someone you are caring for has tested positive for COVID-19.