ACS Efforts & Resources on COVID-19

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As a leading scientific society and publisher of scientific research and information, ACS is committed to helping combat the global COVID-19 pandemic. Browse ACS's resources and initiatives below and share them with colleagues, friends and family.

Understanding COVID-19

Everything We Know About the COVID-19 Coronavirus
A collection of articles on coronavirus from Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS’ weekly newsmagazine

Can Soap REALLY "Kill" the Coronavirus?
A special ACS Reactions video explaining how soap and water can be the leading weapon in killing the coronavirus

Scientific Research on COVID-19

Research and Development on Therapeutic Agents and Vaccines for COVID-19 and Related Human Coronavirus Diseases 
A special report produced by CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, that provides an overview of published COVID-19 scientific information, highlighting antiviral strategies involved in coronavirus infection and replication. Available in the Society’s open access journal, ACS Central Science.

Chemistry in Coronavirus Research
Coronavirus research published across the more than 60 peer reviewed ACS journals.

PubMed & WHO
ACS joined other publishers in making all COVID-19 related research published in ACS journals freely and immediately available in the National Institutes of Health PubMed and World Health Organization (WHO) databases.

Custom Designed Solutions for Scientific Researchers
CAS is reaching out to offer its considerable expertise to organizations investing their efforts toward vaccine and therapeutic research as they evaluate the means to combat COVID-19. This assistance, offered at no charge, might involve helping researchers get needed answers or analyses quickly, providing access to CAS solutions, satisfying requests for custom-curated data sets relevant to a target of interest, or collaborating with our CAS scientists on a challenging formulations problem, among others. You can contact CAS at CAS Customer Center.

Transitioning to Teaching and Learning Remotely

Statement on the Use of Virtual Instruction (CPT)
Concerns about maintaining ACS Approval and certifying graduates are addressed in this statement from the ACS Committee on Professional Training.

Tips for teaching in the time of coronavirus (C&EN)
Veterans of teaching chemistry online offer advice for professors challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT)
Access unlocked teaching materials to use during the COVID-19 pandemic, information about Take-Home Labs, and the archive of technology-based webinars to assist K-12 teachers as they transition to online teaching.

Connecting Chemistry to Society
Use the online interactives for the ACS textbook for non-science majors Chemistry in Context (available in e-book), Energy Foundations for High School Chemistry, and ACS Reactions videos.

ACS High School Resources
Free digital resources include selected ChemMatters articles (in English and Spanish), high school lesson plans associated with ChemMatters and ACS National Historical Landmarks, and the ACS high school chemistry textbook Chemistry in the Community (available in e-book for instructors).

ACS Elementary & Middle School Resources
Free digital resources, such as Adventures in Chemistry, Inquiry in Action, and Middle School Chemistry, are being highlighted.

Resources for Students and Postdocs
The online magazines Graduate and Postdoctoral Chemist and inChemistry, as well as the ACS ChemClub page, continue to serve as information hubs.

ACS Outreach Activities
Current and past editions of Celebrating Chemistry in English and Spanish, with activities for Grades 4-6, continue to be available digitally.

ACS Experts for the Media

The ACS Experts Program connects reporters with chemists and chemical engineers who provide reliable, in-depth analysis and routinely respond to journalists’ inquiries on a wide range of topics, including topics related to coronavirus.