Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. Illnesses have since been linked to a disease caused by a previously unidentified strain of coronavirus, designated Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19. The disease has spread to other countries, including the United States. This page contains a listing of recently published research products, divided into eight general subject areas, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has prepared for Congress related to COVID-19. Additional CRS products related to COVID-19 are available on this website and are accessible by searching on the topic using the above search box.

By law, CRS staff are only available to assist Members, committees and staff of Congress and respond to their congressional requests. Inquiries from the media should be directed to [email protected].


Global Issues

Public Health

Economic Impacts on Individuals

Impacts on Business and the U.S. Economy

Executive Branch Response

Congressional Response and Legislation

Legal Analyses