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.
msf-seasia.org/2019coronavirus

-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)
www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

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

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

-The CDC is usually a reliable source of information.

The National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINEPLUS
medlineplus.gov/spanish/ency/article/007768.htm

-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
kidshealth.org/en/kids/coronavirus-kids.html?ref=search

-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
https://littlepuddins.ie/coronavirus-social-story/

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

BrainPOP
https://www.brainpop.com/…/diseasesinjuriesand…/coronavirus/

-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
www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/

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