How Did COVID-19 Get It’s Name?

How Did COVID-19 Get It’s Name?

On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease: coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated COVID-19. ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. The virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, is a...
How COVID-19 Spreads

How COVID-19 Spreads

COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus. These droplets and particles can be breathed in by other people or land on their eyes, noses, or mouth. In some circumstances, they may contaminate surfaces...
Coronavirus Self-Checker

Coronavirus Self-Checker

The Coronavirus Self-Checker is an interactive clinical assessment tool that will assist individuals ages 13 and older, and parents and caregivers of children ages 2 to 12 on deciding when to seek testing or medical care if they suspect they or someone they know has...
Fully Vaccinated? What You Should Keep Doing:

Fully Vaccinated? What You Should Keep Doing:

For now, if you’ve been fully vaccinated:  You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses. If you travel, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains,...
I’ve Had COVID-19, Should I Be Vaccinated?

I’ve Had COVID-19, Should I Be Vaccinated?

Yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. That’s because experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is...