There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions.
Stay informed! The California Department of Public Health (the Public Health Department) understands there are concerns about novel coronavirus, and understandably so. The health risk to the general public in California remains low.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The site provides situational updates and guidance to state and local health departments and health care providers.
WHO has been working with Chinese authorities and global experts to learn more about the virus, how it affects the people who are sick with it, how they can be treated, and what countries can do to respond. This site provides situational updates, technical information, travel advisories, and information on protecting yourself from the virus.
For the benefit of healthcare professionals, medical researchers and the public, Elsevier has created a Novel Coronavirus Information Center with freely available information in English and Mandarin Chinese on the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV.
The California Endowment offers downloadable fact sheet, proper hygiene precautions poster, and a Stop! poster you can post at the entrances of your organizations to alert those not feeling well to reconsider entering your facility. In English, Spanish, Chinese, and Hmong.