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COVID-19 Library Guide: About

Library Updates, FAQs and Resources for UD Students, Faculty and Staff for COVID-19

About this Guide

Welcome University of Dallas students, staff, faculty, and visitors.  This is an information guide on the disease dubbed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization on February 11, 2020 (Source), an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus.  

Information about the responses to COVID-19 for the University of Dallas may be found at Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information.

Please refer to the blue tabs above for information on COVID-19 and how to get help from the library virtually. The Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library is committed to student academic success and assisting all our faculty and staff members with their work, whether or not we go to an online teaching system for some period of time. Please remember we are here to help you, and do not hesitate to contact us.

What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

COVID-19 is a dangerous disease caused by a virus discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. It is very contagious and has quickly spread around the world.

COVID-19 most often causes respiratory symptoms that can feel much like a cold, a flu, or pneumonia, but COVID-19 can also harm other parts of the body.

  • Most people who catch COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people become severely ill.
  • Older adults and people who have certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
  • Hundreds of thousands of people have died from COVID-19 in the United States.
  • Vaccines against COVID-19 are safe and effective.

From: Basics of COVID-19, Center for Disease Control and Prevention,