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Questions about the coronavirus?

Where to go for answers

The global coronavirus (or COVID-19) outbreak can spark questions about how you and your family may be affected and how to protect your health.

At this time, the risk of exposure for the general public in the United States remains low. However, because this outbreak is changing, the best course of action is to consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the trusted organization charged with monitoring and controlling the coronavirus in the U.S.

Information and Resources
Follow the guidelines and information provided by the trusted agencies below, including steps to prepare should an outbreak happen in your community, and guidance for travelers.

For all that you need to know, including travel advisories:
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

For specific questions, see the CDC’s FAQ section:
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

For information about COVID-19 in your state, search your state’s health department, which works with the CDC to monitor and implement all recommendations:
www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/healthdepartments.html

For up-to-date developments, research, and guidance from government health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO), go to:
www.idsociety.org/public-health/Novel-Coronavirus