This guide aims to provide current information and reliable resources for understanding and responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
WHAT IS COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new strain of the coronavirus that was first idenfied after an outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
HOW DOES COVID-19 SPREAD?
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spreads very easily and sustainably from person-to-person.
In a situation of wide-reaching and fast-moving concern, the spread of misinformation and disinformation (sometimes from seemingly reliable sources) is inevitable. While it's always best to rely on information from authoritative sources such as the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, here are some resource to help you sort out facts from "fake news".