Maryland State Library Resource Center

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Coronavirus COVID-19: Links You Can Trust - Maryland State Library Resource Center

Coronavirus COVID-19: Links You Can Trust

Use this guide to find trusted and reliable sources related to COVID-19.

Local Links & Community Resources

  • Baltimore City Coronavirus Dashboard
    Stay abreast of current health metrics, advisories, and more from the Health Department and the Office of the Mayor.
  • Maryland Coronavirus Dashboard
    Find resources on testing and vaccine info, as well as data on contact tracing data, nursing homes, schools, and flu. Maintained by the Department of Health and the Governor’s Office.
  • Maryland 211 COVID-19 Resource Center
    Call Maryland 2-1-1 if you wish to talk with someone regarding COVID-19. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in more than 180 languages. Accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing through Maryland Relay (dial 711).
  • Maryland Health Connection
    Use this government website to compare health plans and apply for health insurance coverage for 2021.
  • Maryland Access to Justice Commission: COVID-19 Resource Center
    A guide for the public who need civil legal assistance at this altered time.
  • Baltimore COVID-19 Asset Map
    This interactive resource maintained by the City shows location and contact information for food, health, youth, and senior services.
  • Baltimore City Schools
    Updated regularly with health and safety measures and offerings for students and parents.
  • Social Worker in the Library
    The Pratt Library's free service offers virtual office hours to call in, and topical chats online.
  • Lawyer in the Library
    Get free legal advice virtually, by email or phone, through this partnership with the Pratt Library.
  • Baltimore Mutual Aid Spreadsheet
    Mutual aid is a community-driven voluntary exchange of resources and services. This crowd-sourced guide is for neighbors helping neighbors with a variety of needs. Notice the range of tabs at the top, with categories such as child/pet care, transportation, food delivery, and PPE.

Public Health Information

  • World Health Organization (WHO)
    The WHO is a trusted, authoritative source for public health information. Their up-to-date COVID-19 site contains information for the public such as background, news, advice, and myth-busters.
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    The CDC, our nation’s premier authority on public health information for American citizens, has a one-stop-shop for information like infection data, testing, contact tracing, minimizing personal risk (including holiday guides), research, and vaccine development and distribution. This site also has separate guides for businesses, healthcare providers, the field of education, and more.
  • Medline Plus
    This layman’s site by an agency of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has an updated list of articles relating to COVID-19 symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and treatments. All are available in English and Spanish.
  • Associated Press (AP)
    The AP is a not-for-profit news cooperative that is widely considered the least biased reporting in the U.S. Stay up to date on the latest news around the world regarding the pandemic.
  • Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
    The university and medical center help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives. The up-to-date “tracking” section maps epidemiological data for the nation and the world.
  • Public Health On Call
    This Johns Hopkins University podcast presents evidence and experts to help the community understand today’s public health news — and what it means for tomorrow.
  • U.S. Department of State
    COVID-19 traveler information shows what is and is not possible at this time, charts travel advisories for each destination country, and collects and answers FAQs.
  • Hesperian Health Guides
    The nonprofit Hesperian creates health tools for all, and their COVID-19 fact sheet is available in many languages.

Statewide Training & Events


From Merlin, the learning community for Maryland library staff