[Update, April 3]: How Its Transmitted section updated to include information about new studies that suggest asymptomatic people with COVID-19 are contagious.
[Update, March 16]: COVID-19 Outbreak Labeled a “Pandemic” and a “National Emergency.” Plus Additional Information for those with SCI/D
The World Health Organization labeled the COVID-19 outbreak a “pandemic” last Wednesday and on Friday President Trump declared a national emergency, which will give states additional tools to combat the virus. These announcements do not change any recommendations for how to prevent the spread of the virus, though many states are now stepping up “social distancing” efforts such as closing schools and banning large gatherings. The Atlantic recently asked public health experts about the do’s and don’ts of individual social distancing, which can be found