How do I get screened for Coronavirus 2019?
The CDC has developed a test kit that clinicians can use to collect samples from people who are likely to have COVID-19. Only state-run laboratories can conduct those tests. Learn more about testing and kit availability.
Am I at special risk for Coronavirus 2019? And if so, what should I do?
While everyone is at risk for getting sick from COVID-19, the CDC reports that certain populations are more at risk for complications and severe illness from the disease. Older adults and people with diabetes, heart disease and lung disease are more likely to become severely ill from the virus. The CDC urges these groups to avoid crowds, cruises, unnecessary air travel, to stock up on essential supplies and medications, and to stay home as much as possible. See the CDC's warning.
I still have questions — who can I trust?
You have questions — and, honestly, so do a lot of healthcare professionals. The WHO has been at the forefront of monitoring and studying COVID-19 since the first cases appeared in China. Their Q&A on Coronavirus 2019 is a great place to learn more. Get answers you can trust.