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Health officials throughout the world continue to battle an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which has spread throughout the world. is following the situation closely, and will provide updates and relevant links on this site as the outbreak progresses.

*** The "Purdue Students, Staff, and Faculty" section below includes information regarding Purdue's COVID-19 response efforts. ***


Information Summary

The U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention are constantly monitoring the status of the recent coronavirus outbreak throughout the world and in the United States.

The most up-to-date information about the coronavirus can be found on the CDC Coronavirus Summary Page.

Novel Coronavirus 2019 (Extension's Role in Supporting the CDC )

Extension Disaster Education Network Professional Development Webinar - March 31, 1:00 p.m. EDT
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide resources and tools for Extension professionals regarding COVID-19. The CDC will answer questions submitted during registration.

This webinar will not be recorded and registration to attend is required.

Register at:

Recorded Webinar from March 23:
Update for Rural Partners, Stakeholders, and Communities on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response

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Online Pandemic/Epidemic Trainings

Community leaders, emergency personnel, and others involved with emergency response can access the following online training programs to learn more about managing disease outbreaks.

***Upcoming CDC Training - March 23***
Update for Rural Partners, Stakeholders, and Communities on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response

Epidemic Preparedness For Community Organizations (Extension Disaster Education Network)

Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas (Federal Emergency Management Agency)


Travel Information

The CDC has recommended travel restrictions for several countries that are currently experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks. In addition, CDC recommends travelers, particularly those with underlying health issues, defer all cruise ship travel worldwide. If you or your family members plan to travel overseas soon, please check the CDC Travelers' Health site regularly.

Indiana State Department of Health

The Indiana State Department of Health maintains a COVID-19 Information site.  Included on this site are details regarding the guidance for citizens, communities, schools, and businesses announced by Governor Holcomb on March 12.

Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resources


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