CDC Resources

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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COVID-19 basics

What you need to know      English     Español
COVID-19 is a new disease that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Symptoms of COVID-19     English     Español
Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Share facts about COVID-19     English     Español
Know the facts about COVID-19 and help stop the spread of rumors.

Common questions     English     Español
Review frequently asked questions and answers for COVID-19.

Prevention and treatment

Stop the spread of germs     English     Español
Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like COVID-19 by avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering cough and sneeze; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water.

People at higher risk
Older people and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions — like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes, for example — seem to be at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.

What to do if you are sick     English     Español
If you are sick with COVID-19, or suspected of being infected with it, follow the steps in this fact sheet to help prevent spreading it to people in your home and community.

Caring for yourself at home    
10 things you can do to manage your health at home if you have possible or confirmed COVID-19.