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Coronavirus Resources

APTR has developed this resource page for use by students and faculty from across the health professions. This page contains reputable and evidence-based sources about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We will update this page as needed to include new information.  We welcome academic programs in sharing resources and links with us by using the form provided.

COVID-19 & Distance Learning Resource Submission Form


Webinars and Recordings

Resources for Educators 

  • AAMC  developed resource to guide medical student involvement and interactions with patient care and health care teams during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • COVID 19 Podcast: Dr. Lloyd Novick, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice  and APTR Past-President, and Dr. John Marr, American physician, epidemiologist, and infectious disease outbreak expert, weigh in with where things might be headed next with coronavirus in the United States.
  • Temple University’s College of Public Health has launched a weekly video series featuring updates on the status of COVID-19. Viewers also have the opportunity to submit questions for future video updates. Watch the videos and find more resources at the College of Public Health’s  coronavirus hub .
  • Johns Hopkins University's interactive web-based dashboard  that tracks global cases of COVID-19 in real time, including countries affected and the number of deaths and recovered patients in each location.
  • US Health Weather Map created by Oregon State University provides data on how social distancing is slowing the spread of feverish illnesses across the country.

Teaching Resources

  • COVID-19 Patient Simulation 
    This "virtual patient" case is presented as a simulated patient experience and goes over the coronavirus differential diagnosis, important diagnostic tests, management including infectious disease precautions in the hospital, and home discharge protocols.
  • APTR Resources to support distance and online learning
    With Universities turning to distance and online learning APTR has developed this resource page for faculty from across the health professions. This page contains resources to assist faculty. We will update this page as needed to include new information. 
  • The MIT Press has made a selection of books  on pandemics, epidemiology, and related topics available in response to the increased need for digital content and distance learning.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

  • Free Online Contact Tracing Course
    Purdue University Global's
     COVID-19 contact tracing course uses WHO content for the most current and widely accepted information about the disease. It also covers all seven CDC-recommended training objectives to communicate the accurate, ethical, and legal principles of this public health intervention. 

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