COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources

March 15, 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic | What You Need to Know

The world is in the midst of a global pandemic due to the outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease. In the past several weeks the spread of COVID-19 has accelerated to many countries throughout the world. We live in a global society where airline travel is affordable and prevalent for both leisure and business. Coupled with a variety of factors associated with preparedness and response, as citizens of the United States and planet Earth we find ourselves in the midst of an unprecedented set of circumstances that is seeing this disease spread to thousands, unfortunately resulting in deaths.

This page will provide some resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In general, we seek to share reputable sources of information. However, it is up to each of our website visitors to perform their own due diligence when consuming information and determining the course of action that is appropriate for themselves and their family.​


Before we continue the Providence family would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of the individuals who continue to support our daily lives and show up to their places of employment. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical professionals
  • Retail staff
  • Military, safety and first responders
  • Transportation system staff
  • Professors, teachers, education administration, facility and educational support staff
  • Postal and express service staff
  • And more.. Too numerous to list here.
  • THANK YOU!!!

​The tabs below contain some information that is organized around specific topics. This is not a complete list, and information continues to become available on a minute by minute basis. We will keep this page update as new information becomes available.

  • What is it?
  • Wash HANDS!

Excerpted from the Harvard Health Publishing Coronavirus Resources Center


What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are an extremely common cause of colds and other upper respiratory infections.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19, short for "coronavirus disease 2019," is the official name given by the World Health Organization to the disease caused by this newly identified coronavirus.

How many people have COVID-19?
The most up-to-date information is available from the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Johns Hopkins University.

It has spread so rapidly and to so many countries that the World Health Organization has declared it a pandemic (a term indicating that it has affected a large population, region, country, or continent).

How to Clean Surfaces | How Long Can The Coronavirus Virus Live | NPR


The whole topic of masks has really been a fast moving subject during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it is generally accepted by the medical professional community that anything other than a N95 mask will not prevent you from contracting the virus, using masks and face coverings will help stem the spread of COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public:
When and how to use masks

  • If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection.
  • Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
  • Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • If you wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly.our text here...


The short video below depicts what happens when you cough. It is very important to sneeze or cough into a tissue if you can. Masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.