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Librarian's Guide for Real World Questions

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Information, Data, and Research

  • How to recognize counterfeit N-95 and KN-95 masks -A resource page from the CDC on how to recognize and avoid face masks that are not National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health-approved, with photo examples
  • CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines Updated August 19, 2022
  • NY Forward Percentage Positive Results Dashboard - Positive tests over time, by region and county in NYS 
  • Saratoga County COVID Dashboard - Covid-19 data (such as vaccination rates, hospitalization rates, infection rates) as well as Isolation and Quarantine Protocols, Testing Sites, Vaccine and Booster Clinics in Saratoga County. 
  • CDC Map of Community Transmission
  • CDC Data Tracker
    Maps, charts and data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard
    Global information dashboard
  • Covid-19 Information Portal
    This Information Portal has been created to support the immediate need for trusted information. It is comprised of news feeds and resources from trusted bodies of authority and the index is in its infancy.
  • Coronavirus Research Database
    Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.
  • Covid Tracking Project at The Atlantic
    In early March 2020, two journalists at The Atlantic, Robinson Meyer and Alexis Madrigal, built a tracker for their investigation into lagging COVID-19 testing rates. Separately, Jeff Hammerbacher, Founder and General Partner at Related Sciences, built a tracking spreadsheet of his own. The two efforts came together March 7 and made a call for volunteers, our managing editor, Erin Kissane joined up, and the COVID Tracking Project was born. As of March 7, 2021 are no longer collecting new data.