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COVID-19: Canadian Resources

Information surveillance of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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  • Canadian or International guidance documents or grey literature,
  • a selective list of published articles on COVID-19 related public health topics and
  • upcoming Webinars on COVID-19.  

For the latest COVID-19 information you can also visit Ontario's COVID-19 page or Canada's COVID-19 Outbreak Update

Coronavirus (c/o CDC's Public Health Image Library)

Last Updated: January 2021

This guide was created by Toronto Public Health (TPH) Library to link TPH staff to a selective list of online resources on the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV or SARS-CoV-2) which causes COVID-19. We are grateful for our public health library colleagues across Ontario (i.e. Ontario Public Health Library Association members) who communicate regularly throughout the pandemic and share topics and resources of interest which were added to this guide.  

  • Some links in this guide are from other jurisdictions. If in doubt, always follow the guidance received from your local health officials (TPH COVID or Ontario COVID information).
  • As of February 11, 2020 this guide will be updated to reflect the new disease name (COVID-19)  but readers may notice that the previous name/s in earlier publications.
  • Disclaimer:  This guide is for informational purposes only. Please follow the advice of your local public health officials. 
  • The guide will be updated Monday - Friday.
  • For comprehensive searches, research questions, or comments on the guide please email TPH library

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