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.
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: https://www.ajmc.com/view/a-