Technical Documents - Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


Interim laboratory biosafety guidelines for the handling and transport of samples associated with the novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV)

Case Management 

COVID-19: Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine research

Detection and Diagnosis

Laboratory Guidelines for the Detection and Diagnosis of COVID-19 Virus Infection

Disability related information

Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak


Ethics guidance on issues raised by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic 

Prehospital Emergency Medical Services Readiness

Prehospital Emergency Medical Services Readiness Checklist for COVID-19

Excel Tool for Prehospital Emergency Medical Services Readiness Checklist for COVID-19

PDF Form for Prehospital Emergency Medical Service Readiness Checklist for COVID-19

Recommendations: Prehospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) COVID-19

Health Services

Reorganization and Progressive Expansion of Health Services for the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  and HIV: Key Issues and Actions

Hospital Readiness

Document:Hospital Readiness Checklist for COVID-19

Hospital Readiness checklist for COVID-19

Virtual tool: Verification of response actions to COVID-19 in hospitals

Infection Prevention and Control

Dead body management in the context of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Presentation: Infection Prevention and Control and novel coronavirus (COVID-19): standard precautions and use of personal protective equipment

Medical Devices

Technical specifications of medical devices for the case management of COVID-19 in healthcare settings

Requirements and Technical Specifications - PPE 

Requirements and technical specifications of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the novel coronavirus (2019-ncov) in healthcare settings

Risk Communication

The COVID-19 Risk Communication Package For Healthcare Facilities

COVID-19: Guidelines for communicating about coronavirus disease 2019


Global Surveillance for human infection with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 

Revised case reporting form for COVID-19 for confirmed cases and their outcome  

A template for the line listing

The revised data dictionary in Excel format          

A checklist for COVID-2019 pandemic risk and impact management 

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PAHO Technical Documents Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

WHO and other UN Guidelines

Risk Communication

Key Messages and Actions for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools

Messages clés et actions pour la prévention et le contrôle de la COVID-19 dans les écoles