COVID-19 Links

Coronavirus COVID-19 has been the subject of many recent news and social media reports. With the increase of fake and unreliable news, below are some sites that may be helpful.


Baltimore Washington Conference - The United Methodist Church

Re-entry planning for BWC churches (guidelines and video) - Re-Entering Well


Johns Hopkins University

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. The data is updated throughout the day.

The maps are interactive.

Click on the various tabs.  Use your mouse to move map left/right, and expand the screen +/- down to your location.


Howard County Resources

Howard County

Howard County Statistics
Find health updates from Howard County 


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.



Considering the news regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), NAMI released the following information.


Maryland Resources

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.


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.


Maryland 211

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 Updates, 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.


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