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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Resources to help UMD faculty, staff, and students understand Covid-19

Concerned about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

A new respiratory virus has been in the news because of its swift spread around the world. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). The CDC is tracking the virus and its spread, and is making recommendations to Institutions of Higher Learning on how to respond to the virus.

The University of Maryland is working hard to keep our campus safe. Complete information about the UMD response to the virus is summarized under the tab UMD Resources (on the left side of this page).

This Research Guide provides information about COVID-19 and what the government, state, and local agencies are doing to prevent its spread in our communities. It also shows selected scientific articles on this topic and highlights research carried out by UMD researchers in this area, including development of new vaccines.

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus COVID-19 case map (updated regularly)

Below: GIS Librarian Milan Budhathoki at University of Maryland Libraries collaborated with a researcher at the University of Notre Dame to create a COVID-19 vaccine developer's dashboard to track some key scientific information about the coronavirus vaccine candidates at different clinical stages.

Notre Dame Vaccine Mapper (updated regularly)


COVID-19 Data Sonification



Extracting official data on the Italian situation from covid19api, a specifically designed algorithm turns the daily numbers of confirmed cases, recovered patients, and new deaths into ever-evolving sound waves.

Day by day, as the Covid-19 situation evolves, the numbers change, and so do the frequencies of the sounds that we hear, abandoning the initial harmony.

For best results use a proper set of headphones or monitors and adjust the volume level accordingly: noises here can be quite harsh.

Sonification only of "phase one" (between March 9th and May 18th, 2020)


Click START, then click the arrows to navigate to earlier dates to display various pictures like the one below.

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