Coronavirus: How to protect yourself from COVID-19


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COVID-19 information and resources

As people in the U.S. prepare for COVID-19, accurate, easy-to-understand information is critical. Check out these links to reliable information to help protect yourself, your family and your community from coronavirus.


FAQS ON COVID-19

How COVID-19 spreads (CDC)

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? (CDC)

What to do if you are sick with coronavirus, or caring for someone with the disease (CDC)

How to prevent COVID-19 (CDC)

Should I wear a face mask? (JAMA Patient Page)

• Is it coronavirus or the flu? (Johns Hopkins Medicine)

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention FAQs

World Health Organization FAQs

Coronavirus questions and answers (Harvard Medical School)image

 

MYTHS & FACTS

Coronavirus disease advice for the public: Myth busters (WHO)

Share facts about COVID-19 (CDC)

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR COVID-19

Get your household ready for coronavirus (CDC)

Top 10 essential items for your emergency preparedness stockpile (APHA Get Ready)

My emergency preparedness stockpile checklist (APHA Get Ready)

Get more tips on preparedness planning — including specific groups, such as children, seniors, pregnant women and people with disabilities — from APHA's Get Ready campaign.

 

RESOURCES FOR SPECIFIC AUDIENCES

Guidance for schools, workplaces, colleges, health care settings and households (CDC)

Guidance for nonprofit organizations, community organizations, and faith-based groups (CDC)

Schools and coronavirus: What you need to know (National Education Association)

Talking With Children Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (SAMHSA)

Speaking to kids about coronavirus (Save the Children)

Coronavirus disease-2019 and children (CDC)

Reducing the spread of illness in child care (American Academy of Pediatrics)

• Guidance for businesses and employers (CDC)

Why coronaviruses hit older adults hardest (AARP)

8 questions employers should ask about coronavirus (Harvard Business Review)

CDC travel information

 

FACT SHEETS, GRAPHICS, VIDEOS

What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (CDC)

What the public should do (CDC) image

Stop the spread of germs (CDC)

COVID-19 YouTube videos (CDC)

Hand-washing videos (CDC)

Hand-washing FAQs (APHA Get Ready)

When to use a mask (WHO video)

Four things you need to know about coronavirus (IDSA)

Coronavirus disease advice for the public (WHO)

Videos: COVID-19 advice for the public (WHO)

Social media postcards on novel coronavirus (PAHO)

 

DONATE: HOW TO HELP

CDC Foundation Emergency Response Fund

 

FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

For tips and tools for public health professionals, see APHA's website.

 

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