Fact Sheets and Information

COVID-19 Facts and Details

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) known as a novel (new) coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. SARS -CoV-2 causes the human respiratory illness coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Please read more details about COVID-19 here.

Face Coverings in Public Settings

To protect others from getting sick, everyone in a public setting where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) is recommended to wear a cloth face covering.  You can read more details on face covering recommendations here.

COVID-19 Testing

SARS-CoV-2 is the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. There are three kinds of COVID-19 tests: viral, antibody, and antigen tests. Viral and antigen tests detect a current infection. Antibody tests detect current or past infection.  You can read additional information about types of testing here.