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A guide to resources available to the University of Toronto community for Canadian government information prepared by Sam-chin Li, University of Toronto Libraries

COVID-19

    "You cannot fight a fire blindfolded"*

Stay informed with government information on our battle with COVID-19

 

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus.

"Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.  In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019." (Q&A, WHO)

*Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO

Updates from Governments & IGOs

Public health & mental health services

Outbreak updates

Timeline

[See also WHO's response, Emergency Measures TrackerIntervention Timeline and Coronavirus News Updates] [See Appendix D of the Weekly Epidemiological Summary (Nov.11, 2022) for Wave timeline]

 

December 2019

January 2020

February 2020  (Wave 1: February 26, 2020 to August 31, 2020)

March 2020  (Wave 1)

April 2020  (Wave 1)

May 2020  (Wave 1)

June 2020  (Wave 1)

July 2020  (Wave 1)

August 2020 (Wave 1)

 

September 2020 (Wave 2: September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021)

October 2020    (Wave 2)

November 2020  (Wave 2)

December 2020   (Wave 2)

January 2021   (Wave 2)

February 2021 (Wave 2)

March 2021  (Wave 3: March 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021)

April 2021  (Wave 3)

May 2021  (Wave 3)

June 2021  (Wave 3)

July 2021  (Wave 3)

August 2021 (Wave 4: August 1, 2021 to December 14, 2021)

September 2021  (Wave 4)

October 2021  (Wave 4)

November 2021  (Wave 4)

December 1 - 14 2021 (Wave 4)

December 15 - December 31 (Wave 5: December 15, 2021 to February 28, 2022)

January 2022  (Wave 5)

February 2022  (Wave 5) See also [Convey Protest Timeline] [Emergencies Act]

March 2022  (Wave 6: March 1, 2022 to June 18, 2022)

April 2022  (Wave 6)

May 2022  (Wave 6)

June 1, 2022 - June 18, 2022 (Wave 6)

June 19, 2022 - June 30, 2022 (Wave 7: June 19, 2022 to November 19, 2022)

July 2022  (Wave 7)

August 2022  (Wave 7)

September 2022  (Wave 7)

October 2022  (Wave 7)

November 2022  (Wave 7)

Agriculture & Food

Armed forces / veterans & RCMP

  • House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence
  • Arts, culture & tourism

    Audits & analysis

    Business, workers & workplace

    Children, students and parents

    Convoy protests

    Timeline (2022) see also [Timeline of Certain Key Events (Public Order Emergency Commission)] [The convoy crisis in Ottawa: a timeline of key events (CBC)] Emergencies Act Timeline ]

     

     

     

     

    Data, publications & ATI requests

    Economics & finance

    Government responses / operations

    Check Media resources for the most up-to-date responses from the governemnts.

    Guidance documents & statements

    Health care systems & health professional

    News releases:

    Housing

    Human rights & Equity

  • Other resources
  • Immigration & refugee

    Indigenous communities

    International engagements & efforts

    Legislative & other measures

    Origins of COVID-19

    Parliaments, Legislative Assembly, City Council

    Post-secondary education / students & young people

    Public health management, PPE, medical devices

    Reopening & recovery

    Research & development