COVID-19 Coronavirus Information Resources

Reliable Information

It is always important to get your news from credible sources and this is especially important when you are looking for health information.  This article includes information and links to reliable sources for health information, emphasizing national, Kansas and locally in Topeka and Shawnee County credible sources.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Check the date and the source of any information you are reading or sharing. Information on all of these websites will be updated frequently.

The current count of cases of infection with COVID-19 in the United States is available on CDC’s webpage.

Local Coronavirus Information Sources

Local health departments and hospitals will also update their information with a local or regional focus.

Shawnee County Health Department COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)

Kansas Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 Updates

Shawnee County COVID-19 Updates Facebook page


Stormont Vail Health Coronavirus | COVID-19 News & Information

University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus Topeka Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

United States Coronavirus Information Sources

The CDC will provide updated guidance and information as it becomes available, often daily or even more frequently.

CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

NIH (National Institutes of Health)

NLM (National Library of Medicine)

International Coronavirus Information Sources

WHO (World Health Organization)

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. (She's the Community Connections Librarian!) She reads a new book every few days, but is enjoying the audiobook of "Empress of Forever" by Max Gladstone, the ebook "When We Were Magic" by Sarah Gailey and is eagerly awaiting John Scalzi's "The Last Emperox" in April!