The new coronavirus, originally known as 2019-nCoV, was first detected in Wuhan City in China’s Hubei Province and continues to spread. In February, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses named the virus "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2," or SARS-CoV-2, due to its genetic relationship to the virus that caused the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003. The official name for the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is COVID-19.

Resources that industrial hygienists and other occupational health and safety professionals may find useful during the coronavirus outbreak are collected on this page. The information will be updated as needed.

INFOGRAPHIC: Know Your Risk During COVID-19

The Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force and the TMA Committee on Infectious Diseases recently put out a simple infographic guide to help people make educated choices regarding types of activities during the current pandemic.

Face Coverings, Masks, & Respirators: Know the Difference

The U.S. Army has produced a simple guide to PPE and priority of usage, including risk factors, limitations, and general guidelines. This PDF is available for widespread distribution and is based on information provided by the CDC.

COVID-19 Conversations

The American Public Health Association, in partnership with the National Academy of Medicine, has produced a series of conversations centered around COVID-19. These webinars tackle a broad range of subjects, including reopening academic instutions and businesses, clinical trials, equity, standards of care, spread and treatment, and more.

View the full list of topics, which includes speakers, the webinar transcript, and presenter slide decks.

National Safety Council launches SAFER Task Force

AIHA is proud to be a member of this task force, a multifaceted effort to help employers create safe workspaces in a post-coronavirus world.

Respirator Fit Testing

Find a consultant who can perform proper respirator fit-testing from our 2020 Consultants Listing


The National Institutes of Health now has a Coronavirus research database: LitCovid. This is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus and is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to more than 1,300 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.

Novel Coronavirus Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Other Resources

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

The JOEH is published in both print and online to enhance the knowledge and practice of occupational and environmental hygiene and safety, advancing and protecting worker health worldwide.