Coronavirus Information & Resources

Updated: March 25, 2020

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    whsA list of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) information and resource websites for the military community. Includes links to US military, government and organization websites covering the coronavirus outbreak.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website for the latest information.


    US Military Coronavirus Resources Corona Virus Information and Resources


    US Government Coronavirus Resources

    • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Preparedness and readiness efforts by DHS and other agencies.
    • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Latest news from the HHS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are the federal government leads for the response to the virus.
    • Department of State Travel: COVID-19 travel advisories.
    • Department of Labor (DOL): Resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus (also known as novel coronavirus).
    • Department of Education (DOE): COVID-19 resources for elementary and secondary schools and higher education institutions.
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    • Food & Drug Administration (FDA): FDA is working with U.S. Government partners, including CDC, and international partners to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
    • Medicare: The page covers information about lab tests, medical hospitalizations and a Medicare Advantage Plan.
    • Small Business Administration: The Small Business Administration (SBA) assists small businesses with accessing federal resources and navigating their preparedness plans. Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Non-Governmental Organizations Coronavirus Resources

    • American Red Cross: Make an appointment to donate blood due to the coronavirus outbreak.
    • Apple: The iPhone maker worked with the Trump administration and federal agencies to release an app and website that directs users to guidance from the CDC on the disease caused by the coronavirus.
    • Google: United States-focused website with information about coronavirus guidance and testing, as the country works on slowing the spread of the highly contagious virus.
    • Google’s Project Baseline by verily: A website to screen people who think they might have COVID-19 and point them to testing sites. Verily intends to start with the highest risk people in the Bay Area, and hopefully expand the service if testing becomes more widely available.
    • World Health Organization: Includes country & technical guidance, travel advice, situation reports and more.

    Tracking Coronavirus Sites

    • Bing/Microsoft COVID-19 Map: An interactive map created by Microsoft’s Bing team that gives up-to-date information about confirmed cases worldwide and breaks down the number of active, recovered, and fatal cases by country and by US state.
    • Johns Hopkins University: Visualize and track reported cases in real-time with this interactive web-based dashboard that illustrates the location and number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries for all affected countries.
    • StopTheSpread.org: Asks corporate and business leaders to act now and step up — with the drive of innovation, the spirit of endeavor and a sense of shared sacrifice – to beat COVID-19.
    • WorldoMeters.info/coronavirus: Live updates and statistics on COVID-19 including cases, deaths and recoveries.

    For local hazards and more information to prepare yourself/your family, contact your local Emergency Management office.


    TRICARE Members: What should I do if I have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19?

    First, don’t just walk into your military or civilian clinic or hospital. Speak to a Registered Nurse or office staff member in advance. That person will assess your symptoms and advise you on what to do. You may:

    • Call the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line (MHS NAL) at 1-800-874-2273, Option 1 or online at https://mhsnurseadviceline.com/.
    • Call your military or civilian primary care clinic directly.
    • Send your primary care physician a secure online message, if you can do so.

    If you’re enrolled to a military hospital or clinic, you may also:

    • Call the appointment line; the appointment line staff can submit a telephone consult to your primary care clinic nurse if you ask for one.
    • Send your primary care team a secure message in the TRICARE OnLine or MHS GENESIS. MHS GENESIS is currently available at Fairchild Air Force Base, Madigan Army Medical Center, Naval Hospital Bremerton, and Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor.


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