COVID-19 Facts to Share

Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors.

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Fact 1

Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity.


People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are not more likely to get COVID-19 than any other American. Help stop fear by letting people know that being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.

Fact 2

Some people are at increased risk of getting COVID-19.


People who have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or people who live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread are at an increased risk of exposure.

Fact 3

Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.


For up-to-date information, visit CDC’s coronavirus disease situation summary page.

Fact 4

You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms:


  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath


Seek medical advice if you

  • Develop symptoms and
  • Have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

Fact 5

There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.


  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
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