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COVID-19 Resources

Selected information and resources about the COVID-19 pandemic


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a newly discovered infectious disease, coming a family of viruses (coronavirus) that causes respiratory infections ranging from minor colds to severe diseases such as SARS and MERS. 

This guide was last updated on: June 24th, 2022

Alternate names can include:

  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2
  • 2019 novel coronavirus
  • 2019-nCoV Infection 

What's in a name?

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W.E.B. DuBois Library: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm

Science & Engineering Library: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm

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Local Information

UMass Amherst Public Health Promotion Center: COVID-19

As of May 15th, 2022, self-test PCR and rapid antigen kits are available to the UMass community in Draper Hall. If you test positive, report your positive test results to UMass Public Health at A nurse will then reach out to provide you information. More information can be found on the Isolation and Quarantine Guide.

MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) Terms

  • COVID 19
  • SARS-CoV-2 Infection
  • Infection, SARS-CoV-2
  • SARS CoV 2 Infection
  • SARS-CoV-2 Infections
  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease
  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus Infection
  • 2019-nCoV Disease
  • 2019 nCoV Disease
  • 2019-nCoV Diseases
  • Disease, 2019-nCoV
  • COVID-19 Virus Infection
  • COVID 19 Virus Infection
  • COVID-19 Virus Infections
  • Infection, COVID-19 Virus
  • Virus Infection, COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019
  • Disease 2019, Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus Disease-19
  • Coronavirus Disease 19
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection
  • SARS Coronavirus 2 Infection
  • COVID-19 Virus Disease
  • COVID 19 Virus Disease
  • COVID-19 Virus Diseases
  • Disease, COVID-19 Virus
  • Virus Disease, COVID-19
  • 2019-nCoV Infection
  • 2019 nCoV Infection
  • 2019-nCoV Infections
  • Infection, 2019-nCoV
  • COVID19
  • COVID-19 Pandemic
  • COVID 19 Pandemic
  • Pandemic, COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Pandemics

See: COVID-19 [Supplementary Concept]