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California Resources: COVID-19: Home

Resources from the State of California related to COVID-19

The Library is Here for You

Welcome to the UC Berkeley Library California Government Information Research Guide. Please feel free to contact me or another subject librarian for a virtual consultation

State of California's COVID-19 Response

On January 26, 2020, California's first case of COVID-19 was reported. Since then, the state has been trying to contain the spread of the disease, while also supporting residents affected by the measures taken. This guide will direct users to resources various California agencies and Governor Gavin Newsom introduced during the pandemic.

Help Your Community Safely with COVID-19

Wondering how you can safely help you community during the COVID-19 pandemic? California Volunteers can guide you. Volunteer ideas include:

Basic Covid-19 Information

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the official name of the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has more information on how the names were developed, as well as why the virus has a different name from the disease. 

Follow the CDC guidelines on how to protect yourself and those close to you, as well as what to do if you get sick. 

NPR's Life Kit podcast series has has some Covid-19 related episodes, including what to do if you lose your job, parenting during school closures, and finding a therapist during these hard times