In late 2019, public health officials identified a novel coronavirus not previously seen. Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world and commonly cause mild to moderate illness.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. We recommend continuing to refer to the WHO or your local public health agency for up-to-date information.
Take Action: Focus on standard infection control practices, training and compliance.
Good personal hygiene practices can help prevent the spread of infection.
The good news is that disinfectants can be used to effectively kill coronaviruses on surfaces.
We estimate that 80% of ALL infections are spread through the hands. Washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds is efficacious to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.