Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Sources of Information on COVID-19

For information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the following websites:

Frontline Families Fund

The pandemic has left none of us untouched. For our health care workers, it has taken a particularly tremendous toll—including the loss of life. The Frontline Families Fund provides direct financial support and educational scholarships to the children of healthcare workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Weekly Podcast

In a weekly podcast, Dr. Michael Osterholm discusses COVID-19 news, data, guidance and perspective. Dr. Osterholm is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota. The CIDRAP COVID-19 Resource Center is another outstanding source of information and education on the COVID-19 pandemic.