COVID-19 is the short name for “coronavirus disease 2019.” It is caused by a new virus that is mainly spread from person to person. Doctors and scientists are still learning about it. Recently, this virus has made many people sick. Here’s what you need to know to help protect yourself and people you care about from COVID-19.
Need help? Know someone who does?
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Lifeline Crisis Chat
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224