The official name of this disease is coronavirus disease or COVID-19. The official name of the virus that causes it is severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2. When searching for information, especially in databases and other library resources, using the official abbreviation for the virus can yield more results pertaining to the virus itself. Click here to see the World Health Organization's reason for using different terminology to distinguish the virus from the disease.
Updated links to the texts of ISU Pres. Wintersteen's messages to the ISU Community regarding the 2019 Coronavirus.