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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Updated: Apr 4, 2020

The governor took a common sense prevention step in urging everyone to wear masks when they leave their homes for necessities like going to the grocery store or pharmacy.

It is important to reserve N-95 and surgical masks for our front line health care workers.

For up to date information about the COVID-19 please go to the CDC website:

CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which has now been detected in 37 locations internationally, including cases in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concernexternal icon” (PHEIC). On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19.

For a summary of the Coronavirus go to CDC site at this link.

CDC YouTube Channel - Coronavirus Disease 2019

Pennsylvania link to information about the COVID-19



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