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2019 Novel Coronavirus

From The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) : 

CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization named the disease coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated “COVID-19”), before February 11, 2020 this was referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus or nCoV-2019.

Common human coronaviruses, including types 229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1, usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. Most people get infected with one or more of these viruses at some point in their lives. This information applies to common human coronaviruses and should not be confused with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), formerly referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Erie County Board of Health Notices to the Public

2/2/2020 7:00 pm

2/2/2020 5:00 pm



Resources: Learn From The Following

The CDC’s Website

The Ohio Department of Health’s Website

The World Health Organization Website

What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease 2019

What to do if you are sick with Coronavirus Disease 2019

Healthcare / EMS Professional Resources

Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation (PUIs)

Healthcare Infection Control Guidance 

Clinical Care Guidance

Guidance for EMS

Business Resources 

Recommended Strategies for Employers to Use Now 

For Work Place Administrators 

Don’t Spread Germs At Work Poster

Stay Home If You Are Sick Poster 

For Employees 

Travel Resources

Information for Travel

Travelers From China Arriving to the US

Travelers To China

FAQ for Travelers

Common Human Coronaviruses Information 

Types of Coronaviruses

General Information about Common Coronaviruses