COVID-19

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COVID-19 is the illness caused by a novel, or new, coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. The virus is SARS-Co-V-2, and the disease the virus causes, coronavirus disease 2019, is abbreviated as COVID-19.

The COVID-19 outbreak is a public health emergency and on March 11, 2020 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Misinformation, rumors and the rapidly changing nature of the outbreak are big problems, so APHA and the entire public health community are working overtime to ensure you have the facts. 

What Can You Do?

What is APHA Doing?

We are urging the public health community to share science-based information with the public and are speaking out for outbreak response funding and support.

MORE APHA ADVOCACY AND RESOURCES
     
ADVOCACY LETTERS, COMMENTS AND BRIEFS
NEWS RELEASES AND STATEMENTS
MORE APHA RESOURCES

2019 novel coronavirus: Get the facts (Get Ready fact sheet) — great to share

More COVID-19 coverage in The Nation's Health:

American Journal of Public Health:

More from APHA:

     
THE LATEST GUIDANCE
     
FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
FOR EVERYONE
CDC GUIDANCE
STATISTICS AND FAQs
     
     

Let's talk vaccines

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Wash Your Hands

WASHING YOUR HANDS

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A must-have resource!

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