Wikipedia:WikiProject COVID-19

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WikiProject COVID-19
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CategoryWikiProject COVID-19
PortalSARS-CoV-2 (Wikimedia colors).svg Coronavirus disease 2019
Disaster management, Medicine, Viruses
COVID-19/Case Count Task Force, COVID-19/Equipments Task Force, COVID-19/Translation Task Force
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WikiProject COVID-19 is a WikiProject dedicated to Wikipedia's coverage of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the COVID-19 disease, and the 2019–20 COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us!

The project is an offshoot of WikiProject Disaster management, WikiProject Medicine (including the Pulmonology and Society and medicine task forces), and WikiProject Viruses. Sibling projects include WikiProject AIDS.

Message to users about COVID-19 from Katherine Maher, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation


As of 31 March 2020, there are 643 articles within the scope of WikiProject COVID-19. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, project pages, etcetera, there are 2,838 pages in the project.

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New articlesEdit

Help with assessment process and identify new articles which do not meet the criteria for inclusion and/or to "tag" them for any glaring issues that need attention. Most critical are copyright violations and defamatory material about living persons, followed closely by pages that are deliberately misleading; while identifying editors who seek to exploit our readers for financial gain.


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{{2019–20 coronavirus pandemic}} contains English Wikipedia's main portfolio of articles related to COVID-19 as seen below. For the sidebar used on many articles see {{2019–20 coronavirus pandemic sidebar}}


Content assessments are used within the project itself as a quality and importance scale that aid in identifying vital content, while recognizing excellent contributions and pages in need of further work and cleanup.

Recognized contentEdit

An automated listing of the project's recognized content. This includes FA and GA content and nominations alongside articles, images, "In the news", and "Did you know .." content featured on our main page.

As of 31 March 2020, there are 2 featured and 1 good content items within WikiProject COVID-19 scope. This makes up 0.02% of all featured content and 0% of all good articles.



Standard practicesEdit

Generally accepted standards that editors should attempt to follow.



  • WP:UPSD – a user script to identify a variety of unreliable sources

Article alertsEdit

Article Alerts is an automated listing of Deletion talks, Requests for Comments, Featured article candidates, Did you know nominations, etc...related to COVID-19 content that requires your input!

Current eventsEdit

Current events contains a listing on an ongoing automated basis of importance events, article editing trends and newsworthy developments related to COVID-19.

Cleanup listingEdit

clean-up listing for COVID-19the tool's wiki page

The clean-up listing contains articles needing attention - including problems with page layout, spelling, grammar, technical errors, POV, neutrality and sourcing concerns (assuming the cleanup templates were placed correctly).

Project pagesEdit

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WikiProject COVID-19(4 C, 18 P)

Project templatesEdit


{{Portal-inline|Coronavirus disease 2019}} (displays on mobile versions)

{{Portal|Coronavirus disease 2019}} (does not display on mobile versions)

Talk page template
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See Wikipedia:WikiProject COVID-19/Assessment ‎ for more information on parameters.
WikiProject COVID-19 (Rated Project-class)
This page is within the scope of WikiProject COVID-19, a project to coordinate efforts in improving all COVID-19-related articles. If you would like to help improve this and other COVID-19-related articles, you are invited to join this project.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
{{User WikiProject COVID-19}}
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WikiProject COVID-19

Bestowed by anyone to anyone who has made significant contributions to Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the Coronavirus.

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Task forcesEdit

Team name Mission statement Participants
Case Count We help maintain COVID-19 stats related to confirmed cases, deaths and recovery counts. See also COVID-19 deaths. Unknown
Equipments We gather reliable information and inventory of COVID-19 medical equipments per countries or territories Needs more.
Wikidata (IN) We help on the wikidata side. Unknown
Translations We bring reliable information related to COVID-19 to as many languages as possible Unknown


Anyone may join, even YOU!


Pages relating to the coronavirus are currently subject to active community-authorised discretionary sanctions. In general, editors who repeatedly or seriously fail to edit in accordance with the purpose of Wikipedia, the expected standards of behaviour, or any normal editorial process may be sanctioned by any uninvolved administrator.

Alerting editors

To alert editors of this community sanction in effect please use {{subst:gs/alert|topic=covid}}

Talk page notice

{{COVID-19 sanctions}}

Edit notice

{{COVID19 GS editnotice}}

Press coverageEdit

See alsoEdit

The following Wikimedia Foundation sister projects provide more on this subject:






Learning resources