Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)

Feb 18, 2020
More than 300 citizens returned to the U.S. Sunday from a quarantined cruise ship off the coast of Japan, including 14 who tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Department announced.
Feb 18, 2020
At Issue: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring and collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) on an outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The new coronavirus (COVID-19), to date, has resulted in…
Feb 14, 2020
Five public health labs already conducting influenza surveillance in the U.S. will test specimens for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) if they test negative for influenza, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Feb 13, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed two new U.S. cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 15.
Feb 12, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said new reagents will be manufactured and sent to state laboratories that reported inconclusive results using the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) test kit sent by CDC.
Feb 11, 2020
As hospitals and health systems raise concerns over possible shortages of personal protective equipment, including respirators, the CDC continues to update its guidance and provide strategies that health care providers can use during the novel coronavirus outbreak now and in the event of a shortage…
Feb 10, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance and resources for U.S. health care personnel working in environments possibly exposed to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Feb 7, 2020
There could be a shortage of personal protective equipment, such as masks, in health care settings due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Department of Health and Human Services reiterated. 
Feb 6, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a new case of travel-related novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said the adult, isolated at home, has a history of travel to Beijing and came into contact with known cases while recently in…
Feb 5, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization allowing qualified public health labs to use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2019-nCoV Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, previously only available at CDC laboratories.