What is COVID-19?
There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses.
COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.
How Does it Spread?
The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Am I at Risk?
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
More information can be found on the CDC web page for people who need to take extra precautions.
How Can I Protect Myself?
Please visit the CDC website on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
More Information about COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extensive and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. Please click below to visit the CDC website and read more about COVID-19.