Continuity in the time of COVID-19

About COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an outbreak of acute respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus was detected in mainland China in December 2019. The virus is named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019,” which is abbreviated COVID-19. The first person in the United States diagnosed with infection was reported Jan. 21, 2020. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency for the United States Jan. 31, 2020, to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19.



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