School Library Journal: The Publishing Industry Adapts to COVID-19 While Offering Support

School Library Journal: The Publishing Industry Adapts to COVID-19 While Offering Support. “The COVID-19 pandemic has kicked off a series of changes in the American book world that may well lead to permanent changes down the line. Among the most immediate effects were the closing of numerous bookstores, while others shifted to curbside delivery only; the cancellation or postponement of major events, including Book Expo America and the American Library Association’s Annual Conference; and a shift toward digital media and online events.”

Exclusive POLICE Survey: Officers Speak Out About Coronavirus (POLICE)

POLICE: Exclusive POLICE Survey: Officers Speak Out About Coronavirus. “An exclusive POLICE survey of law enforcement officers working during the coronavirus crisis paints a picture of the nation’s police as not always properly equipped to protect themselves from the disease, confused by their commanders’ and political leaders’ rules of engagement, and praying the conditions they now face are not the new normal.”

Radio Farda: Exclusive Report Shows Higher Coronavirus Infection, Death Rates In Iran

Radio Farda: Exclusive Report Shows Higher Coronavirus Infection, Death Rates In Iran. “An exclusive report by Radio Farda puts the number of those who have been hospitalized with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms in Iran at over 70,000 people, will over the official figure of positive cases. The report which sums up the figures released by local officials and the Health Ministry in Tehran as well as media reports says 70,108 patients with clinical symptoms of COVID-19 have been hospitalized in Iran’s 31 provinces, while as many as 4,762 people have died as of March 31.”

PR Newswire: Sterile Processing Platform, oneSOURCE, Creates Free Database to Address COVID-19 Pandemic (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Sterile Processing Platform, oneSOURCE, Creates Free Database to Address COVID-19 Pandemic (PRESS RELEASE). “Today, oneSOURCE, a leading healthcare management solution, announced a new database to assist healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. The COVID-19 database will be available to new and current users at no cost and will feature tools that include instructions for use (IFUs) to help protect healthcare workers, reduce community spread and maintain patient safety related to ventilators, respirators, bypass machines, and reusable surgical gowns.”

StateScoop: New York City launches portal to crowdsource COVID-19 information

StateScoop: New York City launches portal to crowdsource COVID-19 information. “New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications this week launched a new website aimed at getting residents to contribute to the city’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic by self-reporting symptoms or encounters with people who may have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 illness.”

TechCrunch: Wide Open School organizes free educational resources to help parents and teachers homeschool

TechCrunch: Wide Open School organizes free educational resources to help parents and teachers homeschool. “Nearly 300 million kids are missing school worldwide because of the coronavirus outbreak, including some 54 million in the U.S. alone. That’s left parents scrambling for resources to help continue their children’s education, often while also working from home themselves — an almost insurmountable challenge. Today, the nonprofit media organization Common Sense is launching a site to help parents.”

Irish Legal News: New website tracks use of online courts amid coronavirus pandemic

Irish Legal News: New website tracks use of online courts amid coronavirus pandemic. “Legal technologist Professor Richard Susskind, who is president of the Society for Computers and Law, said remotecourts.org is ‘designed to help the global community of justice workers – judges, lawyers, court officials, litigants, court technologists – to share their experiences of “remote” alternatives to traditional court hearings’.”