COVID-19 is a pneumonia-like disease with symptoms including fever, dry cough and shortness of breath that was first identified in Wuhan, China. The disease is caused by a new coronavirus, named SARS-CoV-2, that is similar to the virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
April 3: Protocol to Verify Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
March 30: ASM Leads Stakeholder Letter Urging a Review of COVID-19 Response to Prepare for Future Pandemics
March 27: ASM COVID-19 International Summit Sets Research Priorities
Top COVID-19 Questions, Answered
COVID-19 on This Week in Virology (TWiV)
Resources for You
Transferring to Online Learning Biology Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
With universities canceling in-person classes to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak, many educators to do teaching online. Remember to maintain communication, create mini-modules and use technology to promote active learning. Read more for how to implement these tips.
ASM Leadership Speaks to the Media
Stat News: What we’ve learned about the coronavirus — and what we still need to know featuring ASM’s coronavirus expert, Stanley Perlman of the University of Iowa.
The Washington Post: New FDA Policy will Expand Coronavirus Testing featuring Dr. Melissa Miller, Chair of ASM's Clinical and Public Health Microbiology Committee.