March 28, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Latest Additions/Updates (Last Updated March 27, 2020)

Tracking Report: Digital Platform Responses to Misinformation During the Pandemic (via Public Knowledge)

Internet Comscore Sees Notable Rise in Streaming Usage

Economics: Policy Responses to COVID-19 From Governments Around the World (via IMF)
“This policy tracker summarizes the key economic responses governments are taking to limit the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as of March 24, 2020. The tracker includes G-20 economies and the European Union/Euro Area. More countries will be added soon.”

Response UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Releases Global Humanitarian Response Plan: COVID-19 ||| News Release

Visualizations: Global Research Trends in Infectious Disease (via Elsevier)
4 pages; PDF.

Privacy Directory of Guidance on COVID-19 From Digital Protection Authorities From Around the World (via IAPP)
Global in scope.

Reports From the Congressional Research Service

Banking Regulators’ Response to COVID-19

Congressional Oversight Provisions in P.L. 116-127, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—Tax Relief for Individuals and Businesses

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Poses Challenges for the U.S. Blood Supply

COVID-19 and Corporate Debt Market Stress

COVID-19 and the Cruise Ship Industry

COVID-19: Current Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Measures

COVID-19: Cybercrime Opportunities and Law Enforcement Response

COVID-19 and the Defense Industrial Base: DOD Response and Legislative Considerations

COVID-19 and Direct Payments to Individuals: Historical Precedents

COVID-19 and Direct Payments to Individuals: Summary of the 2020 Recovery Rebates in H.R. 748

COVID-19 Economic Stimulus: Business Payroll Tax Cuts

COVID-19 and Funding for Civil Aviation

COVID-19: Global Implications and Responses

COVID-19 Medical Countermeasures: Intellectual Property and Affordability

COVID-19: Overview of Trade-Related Measures to Address Access to Medical Goods

COVID-19: Potential Role of Net Operating Loss (NOL) Carrybacks in Addressing the Economic Effects

COVID-19: The Potential Role of TANF in Addressing the Economic Effects

COVID-19 and the Recovery Rebates in the CARES Act: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Beneficiaries

COVID-19: Social Insurance and Other Income-Support Options for Those Unable to Work

COVID-19 and Stimulus Payments to Individuals: Considerations on Using Advanced Refundable Credits as Economic Stimulus

COVID-19 and Stimulus Payments to Individuals: How Did the 2008 Recovery Rebates Work?

COVID-19 and Stimulus Payments to Individuals: Potential Impacts of Direct Payments on Family Incomes

COVID-19 and Stimulus Payments to Individuals: Summary of the 2020 Recovery Rebates in the CARES Act (S. 3548)

COVID-19 and Stimulus Payments to Individuals: Summary of the 2020 Recovery Rebates in the March 22 CARES Act

COVID-19 Response: Constitutional Protections for Private Property

COVID-19: Response of the Oil and Gas Pipelines Sector

Defense Production Act (DPA) and COVID-19: Key Authorities and Policy Considerations

Division B of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—Relief for Individuals, Families, and Businesses

Department of Veterans Affairs’ Potential Role in Addressing the COVID-19 Outbreak

Domestic Public Health Response to COVID-19: Current Status and Resources Guide

Emergency Funding for Public Transportation Agencies Due to COVID-19

Federal Reserve: Emergency Lending

The Federal Reserve’s Legal Authorities for Responding to the Economic Impacts of COVID-19

Federal Reserve: Recent Actions in Response to COVID-19

Financial Industry and Consumers Struggling to Pay Bills During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

Fostering Behavior Change During Disease Outbreaks: Insights from Ebola Response in Africa

Global Economic Effects of COVID-19: In Brief

H.R. 6201: Paid Leave and Unemployment Insurance Responses to COVID-19

Legal Issues Related to the COVID-19 Outbreak: An Overview

Limits on Business Interest Deductions Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

National Emergency Powers

Overview of Initial Responses to COVID-19 by the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts and by Select Courts Within the Federal Judiciary

Postponing Federal Elections and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Legal Considerations

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for COVID-19

Section 1135 Waivers and COVID-19: An Overview

Senior Nutrition Programs’ Response to COVID-19

Small Business Administration 504/CDC Loan Guaranty Program

State and Local Fiscal Conditions and Economic Shocks

Telework in Executive Agencies: Background, OPM Guidance, and 116th Congress Legislation Following Coronavirus

USDA Domestic Food Assistance Programs’ Response to COVID-19: House-Passed H.R. 6201 and Related Efforts

Withdrawals and Loans from Retirement Accounts for COVID-19 Expenses

Reports From Other Legislative Research Organizations

via European Parliament Research Service

EU: Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative

EU: Coronavirus (COVID-19) [What Think Tanks are Thinking]

EU: Economic Impact of Epidemics and Pandemics

EU: European Union Response to Coronavirus Threat

EU: Financial Assistance For Countries Seriously Affected By A Major Public Health Emergency

EU: Support For Businesses During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

EU: Temporary Border Controls in the Schengen Area

EU: What If We Could Fight Coronavirus With Artificial Intelligence?

via UK House of Parliament Library

UK: Coronavirus Bill: What is the Sunset Clause Provision?

UK: Coronavirus: Childcare Providers FAQs

UK: Coronavirus: Claiming Welfare Benefits (Update)

UK: Coronavirus: Employment Rights and Sick Pay (Update) (via House of Commons Library)

UK: Support for Businesses During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Situation Reports and Updates (Updated Daily)

Backgrounders/Resource Centers

Backgrounder/Science Spotlight: Coronaviruses (via GAO)
2 pages; PDF.

Coronavirus: A Public Health Emergency (via UK House of Commons Library)

Coronavirus, A Federal and State Rundown (via NCSL)

Coronavirus: A Visual Guide to the Outbreak (via BBC)

Coronavirus: What You Need to Know (via National Governors Association)

COVID-19: What Mayors Need to Know (U.S. Conference of Mayors)

Economic Impact of Epidemics and Pandemics (via EPRS)
10 pages; PDF.

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (via California State Warning Center Situation Cell Incident Report/Public Intelligence)

Overview of U.S. Domestic Response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (via Congressional Research Service/via EveryCRS)



Combating Misinformation


Weekly U.S. Consumption Trends During COVID-19 (via NPD)


Full Text Journal Articles, Resource Centers, and Other Materials
No charge to access full text articles from publishers with paywalls.
Note: China Coronavirus: How Many Papers Have Been Published (via Nature; Jan. 31, 2020)


Info Tech



Labor and Employment

Legal Issues

Maps and Infographics




Social Distancing

Rapid Expert Consultation on COVID-19 Pandemic: Social Distancing (via National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)


World Health Organization

Resource Collections, News/Updates, Primary Documents







Centers for Disease Control

CDC Posts “Framework For Mitigation”
10 pages; PDF.

and Mitigation Strategies For:

Directory of Local Health Departments  (via National Association of County and City Health Officials)



Global Coverage: COVID-19 Educational Disruption and Response Information


Department of Defense

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Food & Drug Administration (Emergency Response)




USA–States (Direct to COVID-19 News/Resources)





South Korea



Transportation, Travel and Tourism


Aviation Organizations

Airline Industry

Government Travel Notices and Warnings


More Resources to Come
Last Updated: March 20, 2020; 5:00 PM EDST

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