While school’s out, can my child hang out with their friends?

2020-04-03T01:52:27+00:00

• The key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing. While school is out, children should not have in-person playdates with children from other households. If children are playing outside their own homes, it is essential that they remain 6 feet from anyone who is not in their own household. • [...]

While school’s out, can my child hang out with their friends?2020-04-03T01:52:27+00:00

What precautions should be taken for animals that have recently been imported from outside the United States (for example, by shelters, rescues, or as personal pets)?

2020-04-03T01:48:55+00:00

Imported animals will need to meet CDC and USDA requirements for entering the United States. At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals, including pets and service animals, can spread COVID-19. As with any animal introduced to a new environment, animals recently imported should be observed daily for signs of illness. If an [...]

What precautions should be taken for animals that have recently been imported from outside the United States (for example, by shelters, rescues, or as personal pets)?2020-04-03T01:48:55+00:00

Should I avoid contact with pets or other animals if I am sick with COVID-19?

2020-04-03T01:42:54+00:00

You should restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just like you would around other people. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known [...]

Should I avoid contact with pets or other animals if I am sick with COVID-19?2020-04-03T01:42:54+00:00

Can I get COVID-19 from my pets or other animals?

2020-04-03T01:34:12+00:00

There is no reason at this time to think that any animals, including pets, in the United States might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. To date, CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19 in the United States. Pets have other [...]

Can I get COVID-19 from my pets or other animals?2020-04-03T01:34:12+00:00

Am I at risk if I touch someone who died of COVID-19 after they passed away?

2020-04-03T01:29:31+00:00

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads. The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to mainly spread from close contact (i.e., within about 6 feet) with a person who is currently sick with COVID-19. The virus likely spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or [...]

Am I at risk if I touch someone who died of COVID-19 after they passed away?2020-04-03T01:29:31+00:00

Are people with disabilities at higher risk?

2020-04-03T01:23:01+00:00

Most people with disabilities are not inherently at higher risk of becoming infected with or having severe illness from COVID-19. Some people with physical limitations or other disabilities might be at a higher risk of infection because of their underlying medical condition. People with certain disabilities might experience higher rates of chronic health conditions that [...]

Are people with disabilities at higher risk?2020-04-03T01:23:01+00:00

What about underlying medical conditions that are not included on this list?

2020-04-03T01:21:04+00:00

Based on available information, adults aged 65 years and older and people of any age with underlying medical conditions included on this list are at higher risk for severe illness and poorer outcomes from COVID-19. CDC is collecting and analyzing data regularly and will update the list when we learn more. People with underlying medical [...]

What about underlying medical conditions that are not included on this list?2020-04-03T01:21:04+00:00

How were the underlying conditions selected?

2020-04-03T01:18:06+00:00

This list is based on: • What we are learning from the outbreak in other countries and in the United States. • What we know about risk from other respiratory infections, like flu. As CDC gets more information about COVID-19 cases here in the US, we will update this list as needed.

How were the underlying conditions selected?2020-04-03T01:18:06+00:00