CDC Resources and Information
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a number of resources to help guide the public on keeping safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This page will be updated as new resources become available.
Cases & Latest Updates
This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. Learn more here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/index.html
How to protect yourself
Information on how the virus spreads and steps everyone should take to be safe. Learn more here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
What to Do if You Are Sick
This page includes information if you think you are sick, including a self-checker and steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick. If you have a fever or cough, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. Keep track of your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get medical attention right away. Learn more here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
Masks and cloth face coverings
The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
- General recommendations on the use of cloth face coverings: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
- Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
- Cloth Face Coverings - Questions and Answers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-faq.html
Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
What is social distancing?
Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing:
- Stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people
- Do not gather in groups
- Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings