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Beginning summer 2023, we are updating our guides. You may notice changes to the look and feel of our existing guides. If you have any questions or experience any issues, please contact askGPO.



GovInfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

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Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

Search U.S. Government Publishing Office’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications for catalog records. Many records link to the full text.

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Open Educational Resources

All FDLP Resource Guides are open educational resources for anyone to share, copy, and reuse.


This guide focuses on public information by or about the U.S. Government's response to the coronavirus pandemic from 2020 to the present. It highlights information from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and different agencies of the U.S. Government.

Photograph of a coronavirus magnified (from the CDC)

(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

What's in a Name?

When conducting a keyword search about this pandemic, consider the various terms that exist to describe the global situation. Below are some examples:

  • 2019-nCoV
  • 2019nCoV
  • Corona virus
  • Coronavirinae
  • Coronavirus
  • Coronaviruses
  • Covid
  • Covid-19
  • Novel coronavirus
  • Sars Coronavirus 2
  • SARS-CoV-2

For this online guide, GPO refers to the virus of this pandemic as coronavirus.

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