SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, spread from China to all over the world, including in California and the Sacramento region.
We are trying to balance the need to provide the latest local information with resources that can provide context and practical advice. We've tried to organize many resources in one spot for you to inform yourself and your family better about the illness. If you'd like anything added here or have ideas on how to improve our coverage, please email us.
Government pages & other resources:
- Centers for Disease Control: Coronavirus page
- Centers for Disease Control: Cases in the United States (updated)
- Centers for Disease Control: Information about pets and animals
- California Department of Public Health: Coronavirus section
- World Health Organization: Coronvirus page
- World Health Organization: Masks information
- Case tracker from the Kaiser Family Foundation
- Center for Disease Control: Stress and anxiety management
- How to help local families impacted by the coronavirus crisis
Tips from the California Department of Public Health to avoid spreading all respiratory illnesses:
- Washing hands with soap and water.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with several different viruses.
- Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
- Maps: Coronavirus cases across the Sacramento region
- Stimulus check calculator: See how much you'll likely be getting
- Yes! Social Security recipients will get stimulus checks
- Will you get a $1,000 check from the coronavirus stimulus package?
- How to apply for disability, unemployment, or family leave during the coronavirus pandemic
- Sacramento City Council declares 'state of emergency,' discusses funding
- Coronavirus: Here are the symptoms
- 19 answers from Sacramento County health officials including why you should help an elderly friend grocery shop | Coronavirus FAQ
- Here's what's canceled due to coronavirus in Sacramento area, nationwide
- Coronavirus is a pandemic. So what does that mean?
- DIY hand sanitizer recipe
- California insurers must cover coronavirus test, but what about treatment?
- What does California's state of emergency proclamation mean?
- Three interactive maps to track coronavirus cases in US, around the world
- Did COVID-19 start in bats? How did it transfer to humans? Answering your coronavirus questions
- This is how you get tested for coronavirus
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- Are children more susceptible to coronavirus? CDC says there's no evidence of that
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