The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

As concern for the spread of COVID-19 grows for many people, we wanted to make sure you were aware of some basic information about this virus. The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some diseases are highly contagious (like measles), while other diseases are less so. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably the virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading between people. While there has been a lot of information shared about this, not all of the information is reliable. Please make sure that you are using reliable sources such as  Center for Disease Control (CDC) and South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for the latest updates.

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

The attached video was produced by CBS NEWS.