Health Resources for COVID-19

The American Library Association (ALA) has created a list of resources for basic consumer health information on COVID-19 in multiple formats and languages, for all ages:

Medicins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders.

-This transnational site is short, sweet, to the point and has video and visual information. It is in French and English and updated regularly.

WHO (World Health Organization)

-WHO, another transnational resource, has information and updates on the spread of COVID-19 in multiple languages.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

-The CDC is usually a reliable source of information.

The National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINEPLUS

-In general MEDLIENPLUS is a first-line resource for medical information, and includes information in Spanish and other languages.


For Children and Teens:

The American Library Association (ALA) has created a list of health information on COVID-19 For Children and Teens:

Kids Health form Nemours

-Kids Health has information on COVID-19 for children in English and Spanish and available in audio. Other sections of their website have information for parent.

LittlePuddins Blog

-Little Puddins Blog has a nice, English language “Coronavirus Social Story.”


-Coronavirus – BrainPOP is a surprisingly entertaining, at time humorous, basic explanation of COVID-19 and needed precautions for elementary age children and young teens.

NPR’s Goats and Soda

-Basic information for youth in a graphic format that can be read in the Blog or downloaded and folded into a zine.