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CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak apublic health emergency of international concernexternal icon (PHEIC). On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. 

From "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary," Centers for Disease Control and    Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

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Best COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Practices

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water vigorously for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a minimum 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Stay home if you do become sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you have traveled to any of the areas listed above, after 14 days, all well returning travelers can return to normal activity.

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