Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

As COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and World Health Organization (WHO) continue to provide updated information and clinical guidance routinely as it becomes available. This page has been developed by MRPC Program Staff to provide links to numerous resources and guidance that the CDC, WHO and MDPH produce. When viewing a source and/or guidance please be sure to check the date stamp on the website to ensure it is the most up to date information. Resources below are primarily from the CDC unless otherwise identified. Emergency use authorization for specific types of N95 masks can be found under personal protective equipment issued by the FDA.

State Recommended Self-Health Assessment Tool

Buoy Health Assessment Tool

General Information

General Information (CDC)
COVID-19 Global Cases (John Hopkins Map)
Situation Summary (CDC)
COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts (MDPH)
The Massachusetts DPH Infectious Disease Emergency Response (IDER) Plan
COVID-19 Printable Fact Sheets (MDPH)

Specific Resources & Guidance for Healthcare

Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take Now to Prepare for COVID-19
MDPH COVID-19 Guidance and Recommendations (MDPH)
Information for Healthcare Professionals
Guidance for Schools & Childcare
Resources for State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Health Departments
Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States
Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities


Personal Protective Equipment FAQ
Covid-19 FAQ (Healthcare professionals)
Covid-19 FAQ (General)
Travel FAQ

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators
donning & doffing Info Flyers
Alternatives to N95 respirators (Infographic)
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators: Contingency Capacity Strategies
Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators: Crisis/Alternate Strategies
Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) Letterhead (FDA)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Emergency Use Authorizations (FDA)
Authorized NIOSH-approved Respirators that have been held Beyond their Manufacturer-intended Shelf Life or Expiration Date (FDA)


Travel Overview
Returning Travelers
Communication Resources

Patient Care

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations
Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease
World Health Organization Technical Guidance (WHO)
Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when Covid-19 infection is suspected