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Campus, local, national, and global resources for the Covid-19 pandemic. Context is also provided on a history of pandemics.

How to use this Guide

This guide provides all in one place many of the resources students need to keep abreast of quality and timely information about the Covid-19 pandemic. Topics start with the narrow area of the PLNU campus and the campus response and move toward the global perspective. Finally, the last tab is a reference of general pandemic resources.

The situation at the PLNU campus is dynamic and most relevant to you. Thus, that tab links to the main PLNU Covid-19 page for the most up to date information.

Covid-19: The Basics

As 2020 began, there were rumblings of a new coronavirus arising out of Wuhan, China. This virus, SARS-CoV-2, more commonly knowns as Covid-19 eventually became a global pandemic causing nations to shut down and leading to millions of infections and deaths. This guide will walk you through resources of importance to the PLNU community.

Below is a timeline of important events in the pandemic timeline up through October 2020.

January 9: The WHO announces a mysterious coronavirus related disease in China. 59 cases

January 21: The CDC confirms the first case of coronavirus in the U.S. Chinese scientists confirm the virus is capable of person to person transmission.

January 23: Wuhan, China goes into a complete shutdown with quarantining mandatory.

January 31: WHO issues "public health emergency" for only the sixth time.

February 3: U.S. declares public health emergency. 9,800 cases and 200+ Deaths worldwide.

March 6: Countries with confirmed cases: 90. Global cases: 100, 481. Global Deaths: 366

March 11: WHO declares Covid-19 a pandemic.

March 13: President Trump declares Covid-19 a "national emergency."

March 17: The U.S. reports 100 deaths

March 19: California becomes the first state to issue a statewide stay-at-home order.

March 24: U.S. reaches 50,000 cases

March 27: President Trump signs the CARES act helping businesses nationwide, extending unemployment protections, and sending direct payments to most Americans.

April 03-06: the U.S. reports 32,000 new cases in one day, a record at the time. 10,000 deaths reached in the U.S.

April 11: The U.S. becomes the nation with the most cases

April 24: U.S. reaches 50,000 deaths.

May 21: AstraZeneca begins a partnership with U.S. to develop vaccine.

May 28: U.S. deaths pass 100,000.

June 10: U.S. Covid-19 cases reaches 2 million.

July 10:  U.S. reaches over 63,000 new cases in a single day.

July 13: Los Angeles and San Diego School Districts announce they will be online only for the fall.

July 15: Walmart requires face-coverings to be worn in all stores nationwide.

July 22: Global cases surpasses 15 million.

July 27: Moderna begins phase 3 trials for vaccine in the U.S.

August 24: First documented case of reinfection reported in Hong Kong.

September 25: The U.S. surpasses 7 million cases.

September 28: Global deaths surpasses 1 million.

September 29: Moderna's vaccine shows acceptable safety standards

October 2: President Donald Trump tests positive for Covid-19.

October 9: Total global cases: 36.5 million, global deaths: 1 million, Number of countries with cases: 214.


Timeline created from the data at: and


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