COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) illustration

Since January 2020, CDC has been learning more about how COVID-19 spreads and affects people and communities.

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Artist rendering of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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CDC activated its EOC to assist public health partners in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak first identified in Wuhan, China.

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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 COVID-19 outbreak first identified in Wuhan, China.

Page last reviewed: April 9, 2021