Novel coronavirus (96) CORE Group: Call for Covid-19 preparedness and response resources

6 March, 2020

The message below is forwarded from CORE Group. Read online (with embedded hyperlinks to resources) here:


Dear Members, Partners, and Stakeholders,

In coordination with WHO, UNICEF, US Government agencies and other key organizations and initiatives, CORE Group is convening members and partners to discuss their institutional positions vis a vis COVID-19 (novel coronavirus 2019) in an effort to coordinate and support the global response.

In acknowledgment of the many requests that CORE Group host a COVID-19 resources page, we invite you to kindly share your toolkits, guides, checklists, templates, digital adaptation, and other COVID-19 preparedness and response resources for adding to our COVID-19 Global Response Coordination Webpage.

We recognize the quickly evolving nature of what we know about this virus. Therefore we consider WHO as the gold standard, and are prepared to mark all other contributions as DRAFT for the purposes of quickly uploading and sharing needed resources. All resources will be reviewed for quality and rigor prior to uploading.

Save the Date for the next coordination call on March 13, 2020 where we will discuss this resources hub in more depth. In the meantime, please send contributions to CORE Group's KM and Comms Team at, with subject line: COVID-19 Submitted Resources.

General Information Resources:

WHO 2019 Novel Coronavirus Information Landing Page

WHO nCov19 Situation Reports

WHO nCov19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan

CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus Information Landing Page

EPI-Win Landing Page

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

Miss a coordination call? Visit our COVID-19 Global Response Coordination webpage to access recordings, presentation materials, and resources shared by the network!

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Best wishes, Neil

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