COVID-19 Update

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The situation with the global coronavirus outbreak is developing rapidly as scientists and doctors learn more about the virus and the illness it causes, COVID-19. ConnectWell will provide updates on issues surrounding the unfolding spread and management of COVID-19.

Useful Resources

Real-time factual updates on COVID-19, as well as recommendations for preventing its spread, are available on the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and White House.

For factual information on COVID-19 in your area and on Public Health Orders that might affect you, consult your local and state health department websites.

Vaccine Rollout

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is well underway in the U.S. and the vaccine is now available for all adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older). This CDC link will help you find a vaccine near you.

CDC Resources


  • This CDC link provides a situation summary of COVID-19.

  • This CDC COVID-19 site link has an interactive map of all the states and how they are impacted. On the map, when you click on a state, you will be brought to the health department’s website of that state and can learn more about specific COVID-19 updates related to that state.

  • For state specific information on COVID-19, go to this CDC site.

WHO Resources

White House Guidelines

Additional Resources

Public Health Orders

During Public Health Emergencies, health officials have broad authority to protect the health of the population and can issue orders that the public must follow. Governors and the President can issue executive orders for the same purpose. Watch for news, smartphone, radio, and television updates. Consult your state and local health department website to stay informed about orders that are in effect in your area.

Articles & Videos from Dr. John Swartzberg about developments in COVID-19

Learn directly from Dr. John Swartzberg who is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases and vaccinology in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. Dr. Swartzberg works closely with ConnectWell through overseeing our digital content development from a medical perspective as Chair of the Editorial Board of the School’s Health & Wellness Publications.







Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19 Live and Recorded Programming

We are bringing ConnectWell’s expertise from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health to our visitors. The School of Public Health at UC Berkeley is taking a leadership role in marshaling resources across the university to bring together experts that can shed light on and create solutions to meet the challenges of COVID-19. These in-depth Berkeley Conversations connect leading UC Berkeley experts from a wide range of disciplines with the public they serve to share their insights as they rise to meet the complex challenges of the day.

Recorded Programming