Useful COVID-19 Resources
There's plenty of news coverage about the coronavirus -- current numbers, recommendations for keeping safe, advice for working at home. There are also sites maintained by the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, the State of Texas, the U.S. Government, and the World Health Organization that provide official data and recommendations.
We've pulled together some links to those sources, so you can find them all in one place.
The City of San Antonio's 'dashboard' (see below) provides a graphical summary of the latest data regarding cases and fatalities, with demographic and zip code breakdowns.
City of San Antonio
The City's web site has a new page dedicated to to COVID-19. It includes links to a lot of detailed information, including, for example, up-to-date case statistics, the Mayor's Emergency declaration, and general virus information. It also includes a self-screening tool that asks you a series of questions aimed at determining whether you should get tested for the virus.
The City's web site also has a 'dashboard' display of the latest statistics for the virus in Bexar County, including cases and fatalities, with breakdowns by exposure type, age group, gender, and location within the county.
The Bexar County web site also has a new page dedicated to the virus and Bexar County's response. The page includes news and a variety of links to other sites with more information.
State of Texas
The Texas Department of State Health Services web site has a main page devoted to general coronavirus information. It has links to a great deal of more specific information, including links for businesses, first responders, and so on.
Like the City, the HHS web site, also has a 'dashboard' that displays the most recent statistics, including such things as the number of tests performed and a breakdown of cases per county.
This page lists drive through testing locations by city. Because of the severe shortage of testing capacity, most testing locations currently limit tests to medical personnel, first responders, and people who physicians believe have the virus. As tests become more widely available, that is expected to change. One of the biggest problems in controlling the virus's spread right now is the simple fact that we don't really know who is carrying it.
United States Government
The CDC has a great deal of information on its coronavirus web page, much of it aimed at the layperson, but with additional information targeting health care workers, laboratories, and health departments.
The NIH coronavirus page has links to a lot of NIH resources, plus advice targeting laypeople.
This CDC web page has, among other things, links to data on both U.S. and worldwide coronavirus cases. The U.S. data page carries a breakdown by U.S. state and territory and includes a color-coded map of case distribution.
This IRS web page - mostly aimed at individuals - includes information on the new tax deadline and the distribution of payments to individuals and families. It also includes some tax information for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus.
While traveling should be avoided if possible, this US Department of State web page provides information on travel -- information for citizens returning from Europe, what you need to know before you travel, emergency assistance while out of the country, and other critical information for those who must travel.
There are lots of small business owners in our neighborhood who will find this US Small Business Administration guide helpful. It includes information on the Paycheck Protection Program, SBA debt Relief, and SBA resources.
This US House of Representatives publication includes of wealth of information. Among other things, it includes information on unemployment insurance, relief payments for individuals and families, food assistance, home owner and renters protections, assistance for small and medium sized businesses, assistance for students, and assistance for veterans.
World Health Organization
This page from the World Health Organization describes its content as 'rolling updates on coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It begins with a brief history and then continues with dated updates and news.