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Virtual Library for CSHL Employees: COVID19 Information

The CSHL Library and Archives is fully operational despite working remotely during COVID19


The global public health situation is changing on an hourly basis, and the CSHL Library is here to help you stay informed.  In the first 11 days of March alone, over 560 reports were indexed by PubMed for the keyword "covid19."  By April 7th, there were 2,528.  In this fast-paced situation, having ready information handy at your fingertips is essential.  The links below are provided for your information. 

If you have informative links or infographics that you feel would be helpful and informative, please feel free to share them with Matt Dunn at so that he can add them to the list below.

Bruce Stillman shared a brochure of information from Northwell Health in a labwide email about ways to stay safe and minimize exposure during this pandemic, which can be downloaded below.  Though several weeks old, the information in it is still useful, relevant, and important.

Links about COVID19

(last updated, Tuesday, June 30th, 2020)


The FDA has released a warning that Eskbiochem is making and distributing hand sanitizers containing up to 81% methanol, which can be toxic when ingested or absorbed through the skin in large quantities.  While the FDA has requested that Eskbiochem recall these products immediately and desist manufacturing them, the company has so far declined to do so.  Please read the FDA statement regarding this issue.

CSHL Internal FAQ and Information

Reopening, Returning to Work

Per NYS Governor Cuomo, New York City enters Phase 1 of reopening on Monday, Jun 8th, while other areas of NYS enter Phase 2.

The Gothamist provides a handy guide to New York City's Reopening.

SARS-CoV2 Virus Information

COVID19's Impact on Academic Science

Information from Publishers About Their Review, Publication, and Open Access Policies During the Pandemic

Social Distancing and Flattening the Curve

Testing Information

The NY State Dept of Health maintains a website where you can see how many positive tests there have been statewide, or county by county, on a daily basis since the first diagnosed case in NY state.  It also provides the ability to graph numerous variables.

Northwell Health is offering antibody testing at their Urgent Care clinics.  You can find out more information about these here.  Please note that this is separate from the Northwell Health testing available to CSHL employees.

Staying Informed

Health Information

Legal Information

Finally, above all else, it is important to keep a clear head.  Hand sanitizers that contain >60% alcohol are effective at disrupting the viral envelope, but nothing is better than vigorous hand washing.  The video below starkly demonstrates with easy visuals how important it is to be thorough when you wash your hands in order to be effective.

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