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Coronavirus Information Resources

This is a guide intended primarily to assist Iowa State University community members, and citizens of Iowa, in finding information regarding the 2019 Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

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Iowa State University - Coronavirus Updates & General Questions


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.

Please see the updates from Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen in the box to the right.

United States & International Responses to the 2019 Coronavirus

Emails from ISU President

Updated links to the texts of ISU Pres. Wintersteen's messages to the ISU Community regarding the 2019 Coronavirus.