Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.  The Health Department is committed to ensuring our residents and healthcare professionals have access to the most up-to-date information to ensure the health and safety of themselves, their patients, and our community.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring this outbreak and publishes the most accurate and timely 2019-nCoV information.  Please visit the CDC's website for more information.

What You Should Know

How it spreads

Symptoms

Prevention

What to do if you are sick

How to prepare and take action for COVID-19

At Home

Childcare and K-12 Schools

Colleges and Universities

Guidance for Businesses

formation for Healthcare Professionals

Resources for Healthcare Facilities

Information for travelers

Large Community Events/Mass Gatherings

First Responders

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats.  Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. Current symptoms reported for patients with 2019-nCoV have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers