What you need to know about coronavirus and COVID-19, including what to do if you think you might be sick, how to keep you and your family safe and tips on what to do while staying home.

What you need to know about coronavirus and COVID-19, including what to do if you think you might be sick, how to keep you and your family safe and tips on what to do while staying home.

How many cases are there in the US and where I live?
We are tracking the coronavirus outbreaks across the US and in your state with daily updated maps, total cases and deaths.
See the maps
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine, are fever, cough, shortness of breath when they first get sick, and muscle pain or fatigue. And a loss of a sense of smell or taste may be a symptom of COVID-19, medical groups representing ear, nose and throat specialists have warned.
Read more about the symptoms
How long does coronavirus live on surfaces?
Coronavirus can survive on common materials for hours or even days.
See a breakdown by surface
What does coronavirus do to your body?
From infection, it takes approximately five to 12 days for symptoms to appear. Here’s a step-by-step look at what happens inside the body when coronavirus takes hold.
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How did the coronavirus start?
We look at where and how the coronavirus pandemic started and spread globally.
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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine, are fever, cough, shortness of breath when they first get sick, and muscle pain or fatigue. And a loss of a sense of smell or taste may be a symptom of COVID-19, medical groups representing ear, nose and throat specialists have warned.
Read more about the symptoms
What are current recommendations for self-quarantining?
If you’re traveling between states, here’s where you’ll have to self-quarantine.
See self-quarantine guidance
Can I hang out with my family? Can I still go outside? Work?
If you think you might have coronavirus and are self-quarantined at home, stay in one room of your home, with one person at most taking care of you and use a separate bathroom, if you can. Limit your contacts even with people you live with.
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When should I call my doctor?
If you’re exhibing sypmtoms, call your doctor immediately. Unless you are having critical problems, do not go into the nearest emergency department. Call your usual medical provider before seeking care. If you have a scheduled appointment sometime soon, call the doctors office to report you have symptoms of COVID-19. The doctors staff can then protect themselves and others in the office from infection.
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Should I go to the ER? What about Urgent Care?
Unless you are having critical problems, do not go into the nearest emergency department. Call your usual medical provider before seeking care, and let them know you have symptoms of COVID-19. The Ohio Department of Health says emergency warning signs for COVID-19 in adults include difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or an inability to wake up, or bluish lips or face.
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Im scared. Who can I talk to?
Stressed, depressed, and feeling bad about coronavirus? You’re not alone. You can get free help online.
Here’s how

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