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COVID-19 Guide

Resources & information to help Fresno State students and employees navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Official Announcements & Information

Please use the tabs above to view official announcements and information sources. 

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State of California

Governor’s Executive Orders & Directives

California Department of Social Services

Employer Resources & Guidance


World Health Organization


Use the tabs above to navigate information and current research on COVID-19. 

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The following are free resources from organizations and publishers regarding COVID-19


The following clinical point of care tools are offering free access to their COVID-19 information.

Pre-prints are evidence-based article manuscripts that have not yet undergone peer review.
They include the most current research available. 

​Coronavirus and Infectious Disease Research - SSRN 
  • Open Access

Outbreak Science - PreReview Articles 
  • Open Access

Centre for Mathematical Modeling and Infectious Diseases - COVID-19 
  • Open Access

medRxiv - COVID-19 preprints 
  • Open Access

ScienceOpen - Novel Coronavirus Disease 
  • Open Access

Published Research 

Proquest - Coronavirus Research Database
A free health and medical research database for openly available content related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.

LitCovid - NCBI  Open Access 
LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 1200 (and growing) research articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.

Disaster Lit: Database for Disaster Medicine and Public Health  
  • Open Access
This resource is the National Library of Medicine (NLM) database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents available on the Internet at no cost. Documents include expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and similar materials for a professional audience. NLM selects materials from over 1,400 non-commercial publishing sources and supplements disaster-related resources from PubMed (biomedical journal literature) and MedlinePlus (health information for the public).

BioOne - COVID-19

BMJ - Coronavirus 
  • Open Access

COVID-19 Resource Centre - The Lancet

JAMA Network - COVID-19

Novel Coronavirus Information Center - Elsevier

Springer Nature - Coronavirus

Wiley Online Library - Novel Coronavirus

News Sources

Search Strategies

Before this disease was officially named, it had been referred to by several names. You will need to use different search terms when looking for different types of information sources. 

Scholarly sources, use these terms:
  • COVID-19 
  • SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes the Novel Coronavirus disease)
  • 2019-N-COV (scientific abbreviation for 2019 Novel Coronavirus)
  • Pandemic or Epidemic
News sources, use these terms:
  • Novel coronavirus
  • Wuhan coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Pandemic or Epidemic