Most up-to-date information about coronavirus disease 2019 is on the COVID-19 webpage for Centers of Disease Control (CDC). This webpage includes information for the public and healthcare professionals, frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs), travel guidance, and more.
Helpful links include:
– Situation Summary: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html.
– Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html (symptoms & testing, how it spreads, what CDC is doing, etc.).
– Steps to Prevent Illness: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html.
– Information for Travelers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/travelers/index.html.
– Information for Healthcare Providers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/index.html.
– Resources for State, Local, and Territorial Health Departments: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/index.html.
Call to Action: What if I think I’m sick with coronavirus disease 2019?
– Please remember: If you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread and you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:
– Seek medical advice – Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel or close contact, and your symptoms. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
– Avoid contact with others.
– Do not travel while sick.
– Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
For more information, please visit CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage for what to do if you are sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html.