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Welcome to the COVID-19 Research Guide. This guide is designed to help researchers, students, practitioners and the general public find materials on the ongoing COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Library and on other recommended websites.

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Rachel Sawyer

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Selected journal articles and reports

Emergency management, disaster planning and preparedness

Allocation of scarce resources in a pandemic: A systematic review of US state crisis standards of care documents
Looks at crisis standards of care documents in each state to determine their prevalence and quality. Catalog record
Mitigating the twin threats of climate-driven Atlantic hurricanes and COVID-19 transmission
Emergency managers, health care providers and public health professionals must be prepared to confront elevated rates of hurricane-related injury and death among persons who refuse to evacuate due to fear of COVID-19, and the resurgence of COVID-19 cases among evacuees who shelter together. Catalog record
Roadblocks to infection prevention efforts in health care: SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 response
The COVID-19 outbreak should be seen as an opportunity to reinforce hospital preparedness through not only staffing, resources and surge capacity, but also infection prevention and control efforts. Catalog record

Mental health

Behavioral health and response for COVID-19
Existing research suggests that behavioral health concerns should take a primary role in response to the pandemic. Catalog record
Employee well-being during a crisis is your greatest asset
Many businesses focus on technologies, processes and facilities when creating their crisis response plans. This article argues that more attention should be paid to employees. Catalog record

Public health

COVID-19 community stabilization and sustainability framework: An integration of the Maslow hierarchy of needs and social determinants of health
This study proposes a framework with an incremental approach to gradually restart society while simultaneously maintaining the public health benefits achieved through lockdown measures. Catalog record
Public health lessons learned from biases in coronavirus mortality overestimation
This article appraises testimony on coronavirus mortality estimates presented to Congress in March of 2020. Catalog record

Crisis management and communications

Public health communication in time of crisis: Readability of on-line COVID-19 information
The purpose of this study was to assess the readability of information on the internet posted about COVID-19 to determine how closely these materials are written to the recommended reading levels. Catalog record
Communication missteps during COVID‐19 hurt those already most at risk
Vulnerable groups are experiencing disproportionately negative outcomes from communication missteps surrounding COVID‐19. Catalog record

Personal protective equipment (PPE) and other equipment

Plastic blanket drowning kit: A protection barrier to immediate resuscitation at the beach in the Covid-19 era: A pilot study
Discusses the feasibility of lifeguards using a pre-assembled full-size plastic blanket with a mask and HEPA filter to reduce COVID-19 risk transmission in the first few minutes of CPR after water rescue. Catalog record
Protocols for personal protective equipment in a COVID-19 medical shelter
Outlines the procedures implemented regarding PPE in the setting of a COVID-19 disaster response shelter, including workspace flow, donning and doffing procedures, PPE conservation, and exposure event protocols. Catalog record
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
Strategies for optimizing supplies of N95 respirators in health care settings while maximizing the level of protection offered to health care personnel when there is limited supply. Catalog record
Use of helmet-based noninvasive ventilation in air medical transport of coronavirus disease 2019 patients
This article discusses practical implementation of helmet noninvasive ventilation in air medical transport. Catalog record