Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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The CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Cases of COVID-19 also are being reported in a growing number of countries internationally, including the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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The EOC (Emergency Operations Center) is where highly trained experts monitor information, prepare for public health events, and gather in the event of an emergency to exchange information and make decisions quickly.

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CDC activated its EOC to assist public health partners in responding to the novel (new) coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan, China.

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CDC activated its EOC to assist public health partners in responding to the novel (new) coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan, China.

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EOC staff is hard at work keeping Americans safe 24/7. In response to 2019 nCoV (coronavirus), the EOC has sent teams to help with clinical management, contact tracing, and communications.

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CDC activated its EOC to coordinate with WHO, federal, state and local public health partners, and clinicians in response to 2019 nCoV (coronavirus). CDC is closely monitoring the situation and working 24/7 to provide updates.

Page last reviewed: November 2, 2020