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COVID-19 Resources (Mona): Home

This guide provides information from reliable sources on COVID-19

The UWI Mona COVID-19 Sensitization - May 9, 2020

COVID-19: Impact on children and families in the Caribbean, now and beyond | Teleconference May17, 2020

The UWI COVID-19 Task Force


COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Conference - March 5, 2020

Ministry of Health and Wellness Jamaica

COVID-19 Ethics Handbook for Caribbean Policy Makers

What is COVID-19?

On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.

SOURCE: CDC FAQs and Answers