General Resources on COVID-19

FDA Daily Roundup – Updates, announcements, and guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA FAQs – FDA answers frequently asked questions about food, medical treatment, devices, and veterinary products amid the COVID-19 pandemic

NIH Updates – News and resources from the National Institutes of Health

CDC Updates – News and weekly surveillance report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

HHS Updates – COVID-19 information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

COVID-19 Pandemic Resources – Public and technical updates, including travel advice, from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Global Research on COVID-19 – Links to clinical trials around the world  

Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19  Information on tests available for detecting SARS-CoV-2 and a list of organizations offering testing and/or test kits

Glossary of Terms – A list of common terms and definitions related to drug development and expanded access

Resources for Patients and Caregivers
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FDA Resources for Patients – Resources to help patients and caregivers cope with the COVID-19 pandemic

Hand Sanitizers and COVID-19  Answers from FDA on common questions about hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap 

How to Protect Yourself – Tips on how to protect yourself and what to do if you're sick   

Know the Symptoms   List of symptoms and a self-checker 

Patients & Caregivers Guide to Expanded Access – Detailed guide to help patients and caregivers understand the process of accessing investigational drugs when a clinical trial is not an option

Resources for Healthcare Providers
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Blood Purification Device Authorized  FDA authorizes blood purification system to treat patients 18 and older with COVID-19

Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (CTAP)  Special emergency program created by FDA to expedite the availability of potentially safe and effective life-saving treatments

Emergency Use Authorizations – Lists current and terminated EUAs that make available diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices to diagnose and respond to public health emergencies

Expanded Access Navigator Guide for Healthcare Providers – Detailed guide to help physicians and healthcare providers request and manage access to  investigational treatments outside of a clinical trial

Medical Devices and the COVID-19 Pandemic Information from FDA on diagnostic tests, ventilators, and personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, face shields, respirators, gowns, and gloves

Medical Gloves for COVID-19 - Information from FDA on manufacturing, purchasing, importing, and donating gloves during the public health emergency

Serological Tests  Discusses new policy and Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) on serological tests for COVID-19 

Therapuetic Emergency Use Authorization  Details the FDA-issued EUA allowing distribution of hydroxychloroquine sulfate and chloroquine phosphate from the Strategic National Stockpile for certain hospitalized patients with COVID-19 

Personal Protective Equipment:

EUA to Detcontaminate Respirators – FDA's Emergency Use Authorization to decontaminate millions of n95 respirators

Mask and Gown Shortage FAQs Answers to frequently asked questions on shortages of surgical masks and gowns

Masks and N95 Respirators – Information about the use of N95 vs surgical or face masks

Medical Devices and the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic  Information from FDA on diagnostic tests, ventilators, and personal protective equipment (PPE)—including masks, face shields, respirators, gowns, and gloves

Medical Glove Conservation Strategies  Letter from FDA to healthcare providers on potential shortages of surgeons' gloves and patient examination gloves

PPE FAQs  Answers to frequently asked questions on the availability and use of personal protective equipment

Surgical Mask and Gown Conservation Strategies  Letter from FDA to healthcare providers recommending conservation strategies for a range of need and supply levels

Facepiece respirators - Letter from FDA to healthcare providers advising that certain filtering facepiece respirators from China may not provide consistent and adequate respiratory protection to health care personnel exposed to COVID-19