Anadarko, Oklahoma (Caddo County)

As of Wed, Sep 23, 2020, 9:46 PM EDT

Confirmed Cases: 727​​ (+ 8.3% Since last week)

Oklahoma Confirmed Cases: 80,161

Deaths: 20​ (0% Since last week)

 

Deaths: 970

Worldwide Statistics

Location Confirmed Cases Cases per 1,000 people Deaths
Worldwide 31,363,278 4.06 966,262
United States of America 6,779,609 20.48 198,793
India 5,646,010 4.09 90,020
Brazil 4,558,068 21.44 137,272
Russia 1,122,241 7.69 19,799
Peru 772,896 23.44 31,474
Colombia 770,435 15.14 24,397
Mexico 700,580 5.43 73,697
South Africa 663,282 11.18 16,118
Argentina 640,147 14.16 13,482
Spain 640,040 13.69 30,495
Chile 448,523 23.46 12,321
France 445,402 6.82 31,234
Iran 429,193 5.11 24,656
United Kingdom 403,555 5.94 41,825
Bangladesh 352,178 2.14 5,007
Saudi Arabia 330,798 9.5 4,542
Iraq 327,580 8.14 8,682
Pakistan 307,409 1.39 6,432
Turkey 306,302 3.63 7,639
Italy 300,897 4.98 35,738
Philippines 291,789 2.66 5,049
Germany 275,927 3.29 9,409
Indonesia 252,923 0.92 9,837
Ukraine 184,734 4.22 3,705
Israel 176,452 20.39 1,176
Canada 145,415 3.85 9,228
Kazakhstan 138,542 7.38 2,043
Bolivia 130,986 11.22 7,654
Ecuador 127,643 7.23 11,126
Qatar 123,917 43.01 211
Romania 114,648 5.96 4,503
Dominican Republic 109,269 10.07 2,064
Panama 106,810 24.75 2,272
Morocco 105,346 2.85 1,889
Belgium 105,132 9.07 9,955
Egypt 102,254 1 5,806
Kuwait 100,683 23.58 588
Netherlands 98,142 5.73 6,282
Oman 94,711 18.55 865
People’s Republic of China 90,908 0.06 4,744
Sweden 89,436 8.86 5,870
Guatemala 86,623 4.84 3,137
United Arab Emirates 86,447 8.74 405
Poland 80,699 2.13 2,316
Japan 79,768 0.63 1,512
Belarus 76,104 8.05 791
Honduras 72,075 7.28 2,204
Ethiopia 70,422 0.61 1,127
Portugal 69,663 6.83 1,925
Venezuela 67,443 2.37 555
Nepal 66,632 2.29 429
Bahrain 66,402 39.02 227
Costa Rica 65,602 12.88 745
Singapore 57,627 9.85 27
Nigeria 57,613 0.28 1,100
Czech Republic 53,158 4.96 531
Uzbekistan 53,051 1.59 443
Switzerland 50,548 5.84 1,772
Algeria 50,214 1.15 1,689
Armenia 47,877 16.16 942
Moldova 47,446 11.76 1,230
Ghana 46,062 1.48 297
Kyrgyzstan 45,630 6.99 1,063
Puerto Rico 42,596 14.89 613
Austria 39,897 4.43 771
Azerbaijan 39,378 3.88 578
Afghanistan 39,096 1 1,445
Kenya 37,218 0.69 659
Paraguay 34,260 4.8 676
Ireland 33,444 6.77 1,792
Serbia 32,999 3.78 743
Lebanon 30,837 4.52 315
Libya 29,446 4.29 460
El Salvador 27,798 4.29 814
Australia 26,942 1.06 854
Bosnia and Herzegovina 25,516 7.78 763
Denmark 23,799 4.11 641
South Korea 23,216 0.45 388
Cameroon 20,690 0.78 416
Hungary 20,450 2.12 702
Ivory Coast 19,327 0.73 120
Bulgaria 19,123 2.75 767
North Macedonia 16,867 8.1 705
Madagascar 16,136 0.58 226
Greece 15,928 1.53 352
Democratic Republic of the Congo 15,527 0.17 360
Croatia 15,136 3.69 255
Senegal 14,759 0.88 302
Zambia 14,389 0.78 331
Sudan 13,578 0.31 836
Norway 13,000 2.4 267
Albania 12,666 4.4 367
Tunisia 11,260 0.95 164
Namibia 10,607 4.17 116
Guinea 10,387 0.79 65
Malaysia 10,358 0.32 130
Maldives 9,818 18.16 34
French Guiana 9,738 32.6 65
Tajikistan 9,432 0.99 73
Montenegro 9,358 14.9 146
Finland 9,195 1.66 341
Gabon 8,704 3.91 54
Haiti 8,624 0.76 221
Luxembourg 8,016 12.81 124
Zimbabwe 7,711 0.52 226
Mauritania 7,403 1.59 161
Mozambique 7,114 0.23 45
Myanmar 6,959 0.13 116
Slovakia 6,931 1.27 40
Uganda 6,712 0.15 64
Malawi 5,739 0.3 179
Jordan 5,679 0.56 33
Djibouti 5,407 5.47 61
Cape Verde 5,337 9.6 52
Swaziland 5,307 4.57 106
Jamaica 5,270 1.78 75
Cuba 5,222 0.46 117
Equatorial Guinea 5,018 3.58 83
Central African Republic 4,802 0.99 62
Suriname 4,740 8.08 97
Rwanda 4,738 0.37 27
Slovenia 4,558 2.19 137
Guadeloupe 4,487 11.21 42
Angola 4,236 0.13 155
Georgia 4,140 1.04 24
Nicaragua 4,065 0.61 149
Trinidad and Tobago 3,974 2.84 65
Syria 3,877 0.22 178
Lithuania 3,859 1.42 87
Aruba 3,587 33.6 24
Mayotte 3,541 12.98 40
The Gambia 3,540 1.46 110
Thailand 3,514 0.05 59
Somalia 3,465 0.22 98
The Bahamas 3,418 8.69 75
Réunion 3,415 3.81 11
Sri Lanka 3,313 0.15 13
Mali 3,030 0.15 129
Estonia 2,976 2.24 64
Malta 2,814 6.37 23
South Sudan 2,664 0.24 49
Botswana 2,567 1.09 13
Iceland 2,419 7.09 10
Guyana 2,402 3.05 67
Benin 2,325 0.19 40
Guinea-Bissau 2,303 1.17 39
Guam 2,190 12.98 37
Sierra Leone 2,174 0.27 72
Yemen 2,034 0.07 588
Uruguay 1,927 0.55 46
Burkina Faso 1,896 0.09 56
Togo 1,683 0.2 41
Andorra 1,681 21.76 53
Belize 1,635 4.11 21
Cyprus 1,618 1.34 22
Latvia 1,560 0.83 36
New Zealand 1,468 0.3 25
French Polynesia 1,394 4.96 5
Lesotho 1,390 0.65 33
Liberia 1,336 0.26 82
United States Virgin Islands 1,276 12.22 19
Niger 1,189 0.05 69
Chad 1,155 0.07 81
Martinique 1,122 2.99 18
Vietnam 1,068 0.01 35
São Tomé and Príncipe 908 4.14 15
Republic of the Congo 779 0.14 25
San Marino 742 21.86 42
Turks and Caicos Islands 668 17.25 5
Sint Maarten 591 13.78 20
Papua New Guinea 527 0.06 7
Tanzania 509 0.01 21
Burundi 476 0.04 1
Comoros 470 0.54 7
Faroe Islands 448 9.17 –*
Jersey 396 2.28 32
Mauritius 367 0.29 10
Eritrea 364 0.1 –*
Gibraltar 350 10.39 –*
Isle of Man 340 4 24
Saint Martin 330 8.54 6
Mongolia 313 0.1 –*
Curaçao 282 1.72 1
Cambodia 275 0.02 –*
Bhutan 261 0.34 –*
Guernsey 256 1.47 13
Cayman Islands 210 3.2 1
Monaco 197 5.02 1
Barbados 189 0.66 7
Bermuda 180 2.89 9
Brunei 145 0.33 3
Seychelles 139 1.41 –*
Liechtenstein 116 3.04 1
Antigua and Barbuda 96 0.98 3
British Virgin Islands 71 2.35 1
Northern Mariana Islands 69 1.2 2
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 64 0.58 –*
Bonaire 64 2.44 1
Fiji 32 0.04 2
Saint Lucia 27 0.15 –*
East Timor 27 0.02 –*
New Caledonia 26 0.09 –*
Grenada 24 0.21 –*
Dominica 24 0.33 –*
Saint-Barthélemy 23 2.33 –*
Laos 23 0 –*
Saint Kitts and Nevis 19 0.36 –*
Greenland 14 0.25 –*
Falkland Islands 13 3.73 –*
Montserrat 13 2.6 1
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 11 1.9 –*
Anguilla 3 0.2 –*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus Pandemic Whole-of-America Response

Medical Supplies and Equipment

  • As of Sept. 20, FEMA, HHS and the private sector coordinated delivery of or are currently shipping: 243 million N95 masks, 1.1 billion surgical and procedural masks, 45.5 million eye and face shields, 429 million gowns and coveralls and over 27.9 billion gloves.
  • As of Aug. 7, FEMA delivered 30,458 medical supplies to nursing homes to 52 states and territories. One hundred percent of scheduled shipments have been made.
    • FEMA coordinated two shipments totaling a 14-day supply of personal protective equipment to all 15,400 Medicaid and Medicare-certified nursing homes.
    • Shipments are meant to supplement existing efforts to provide equipment to nursing homes.
  • In support of the Department of Veterans Affairs, FEMA coordinated shipments of more than 8.1 million N95 respirator masks, 500,000 surgical masks, more than 3.3 million gloves, 595,360 face shields and 30,000 surgical gowns to facilities across the country.
  • As of Sept. 22, the federal government has approximately 135,784 total ventilators available in the Strategic National Stockpile.
  • To date, FEMA, HHS and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA), along with other federal agencies, processed and distributed nearly 350 million cloth face coverings.
    • Nearly 150 million of those went to critical infrastructure workers, others went to State, Tribal, Territorial, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) partners/stakeholders and other government partners.

Testing

  • As of Sept. 22, CDC, state, local public health labs and other laboratories have tested more than 105.1 million samples.
    • As of Sept. 21, the FDA issued 249 individual emergency use authorizations for test kit manufacturers and laboratories, including 46 antibody tests and 4 antigen tests.
  • As of July 31, all 41 original Community-Based Testing Sites have transitioned to state management (29) or have closed (12) in consultation with the states.
    • As of Aug. 4, 398,300 samples were collected at federally supported Community-Based Testing Sites.
  • HHS has established a public-private partnership with pharmacy and retail companies to accelerate testing.
    • As of Sept. 21, under the CBTS public-private partnership, there are currently 1,050 live sites in 48 states and Washington, D.C., are conducting testing.
    • Over 2.2 million samples were processed at public-private partnership testing sites.

Federal Funding

  • As of Sept. 23, all 50 states, five territories, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Washington, D.C., were approved for major disaster declarations to assist with additional needs identified.
    • As of Sept. 23, there are 89 tribes working directly with FEMA: 45 tribes that are direct recipients with emergency declarations and 44 tribes that are recipients under state declarations. One tribe, the Seminole Tribe of Florida (STOF) is, a direct recipient with a major disaster and an emergency declaration,
    • A tribal government may choose to be a subrecipient under a state receiving FEMA assistance, or to choose to be a direct recipient of FEMA.
  • As of Sept. 22, FEMA obligated over $49.5 billion in support of COVID-19 efforts. This support includes:
    • Emergency Food and Shelter: $200 million
    • Temporary Medical Facilities including medical personnel, mortuary and ambulance services: $2 billion
    • PPE including medical supplies and pharmaceuticals: $2.9 billion
    • National Guard: $2.1 billion
    • Public Assistance Emergency Protective Measures (Non-PPE): $1.8 billion
    • Commodities: $27.3 million
    • Crisis Counseling: $147 million
  • On August 8, 2020, President Trump made available up to $44 billion from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to Americans who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about FEMA’s lost wages supplemental payment assistance, visit: https://www.fema.gov/fact-sheet/fema-lost-wages-supplemental-payment-assistance.
    • Over $41.2 billion made available to 49 states and two territories, and Washington, D.C. through the Lost Wages Assistance program

Additional Federal Support

  • As of Sept. 23, FEMA has 1,469 employees supporting COVID-19 pandemic response out of a total 20,831 agency employees ready to respond to other emergencies should they occur.
  • To date, the president has approved 49 National Guard requests for federal support for the use of National Guard personnel in a Title 32 duty status through Dec. 31.
    • As of Sept. 22, 16,590 National Guard troops have activated in T-32 duty status and 224 troops have activated in State Active Duty status to help with testing and other response efforts.
  • As of Sept. 21, 7,030 CDC personnel are supporting the outbreak response.
  • As of Sept. 22, HHS has 201 personnel supporting the outbreak response.
  • As of Sept. 23, 115 agencies across 30 states, the District of Columbia, three tribes and one U.S. territory have used FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to send a total of 422 alerts containing information on COVID-19 to cell phones and other wireless devices via the Wireless Emergency Alert system, and 90 alerts to radios/televisions via Emergency Alert System.

Lost Wages Assistance Totals

On August 8, 2020, President Trump made available up to $44 billion from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to Americans who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about FEMA’s lost wages supplemental payment assistance, visit: https://www.fema.gov/fact-sheet/fema-lost-wages-supplemental-payment-assistance

State/Territory Award Granted
(weeks 1-3)
Award Granted
(week 4)
Award Granted
(week 5)
Award Granted
(week 6)
Alabama $173,400,000 $54,700,000 $49,200,000 $52,800,000
Alaska $40,700,000 $12,600,000 $11,400,000 $7,400,000
Arizona $165,300,000 $43,700,000 $52,000,000 $62,400,000
Arkansas $79,400,000      
California $4,510,000,000 $1,430,000,000 $1,490,000,000  
Colorado $266,500,000 $97,900,000 $97,500,000 $94,200,000
Connecticut $225,600,000 $75,000,000 $75,000,000 $70,500,000
CNMI $7,700,000      
Delaware $46,800,000 $13,700,000    
District of Columbia $74,700,000 $23,600,000    
Florida $918,200,000 $299,200,000    
Georgia $818,500,000 $277,300,000 $278,900,000 $281,200,000
Guam $22,600,000      
Hawaii $193,900,000 $53,400,000 $53,400,000 $70,300,000
Idaho $27,000,000 $10,300,000 $10,000,000  
Illinois $723,300,000 $216,000,000 $206,400,000 $203,400,000
Indiana $227,500,000 $70,600,000 $69,300,000 $66,900,000
Iowa $110,300,000 $35,500,000 $35,200,000 $35,000,000
Kansas $63,400,000 $19,600,000 $18,400,000 $15,500,000
Kentucky $104,500,000      
Louisiana $372,100,000 $123,600,000 $92,700,000 $92,700,000
Maine $74,100,000 $21,200,000 $20,500,000 $20,100,000
Maryland $431,600,000 $143,700,000 $143,700,000 $143,700,000
Massachusetts $644,600,000 $209,900,000 $205,500,000 $198,700,000
Michigan $934,800,000 $292,900,000 $292,900,000 $292,900,000
Minnesota $299,500,000 $99,800,000 $99,800,000 $99,800,000
Mississippi $146,000,000 $31,200,000 $31,900,000 $33,200,000
Missouri * $247,900,000     $118,800,000
Montana $26,800,000 $6,800,000 $7,800,000 $7,300,000
Nebraska $38,200,000 $18,900,000 $16,900,000 $16,400,000
Nevada $225,500,000 $71,300,000 $67,800,000 $60,100,000
New Hampshire $50,300,000 $17,900,000 $17,000,000 $16,600,000
New Jersey $733,700,000 $236,800,000 $270,200,000  
New Mexico $120,000,000 $38,700,000 $38,200,000 $37,000,000
New York $2,100,000,000 $723,500,000 $678,600,000 $682,000,000
North Carolina $322,700,000 $119,700,000 $117,000,000 $106,500,000
North Dakota $14,900,000 $5,300,000 $5,300,000 $5,300,000
Ohio $717,900,000 $231,000,000 $235,000,000 $224,000,000
Oklahoma $151,300,000 $50,400,000 $50,400,000 $50,400,000
Oregon $223,300,000 $68,000,000 $65,400,000 $64,700,000
Pennsylvania $1,490,000,000 $467,400,000 $441,200,000 $428,700,000
Rhode Island $101,000,000 $33,700,000 $29,200,000 $29,000,000
South Carolina $185,900,000 $55,700,000 $52,300,000 $45,700,000
Tennessee $236,000,000 $78,500,000 $78,600,000 $78,600,000
Texas $1,560,000,000 $527,200,000 $568,500,000 $568,500,000
Utah $55,200,000 $14,100,000 $12,300,000 $10,400,000
US Virgin Islands $7,400,000      
Vermont $35,800,000      
Virginia $378,700,000 $116,000,000 $112,800,000 $113,300,000
Washington $462,200,000 $164,000,000 $169,700,000 $172,900,000
West Virginia $68,300,000 $17,800,000 $17,000,000 $13,200,000
Wisconsin $105,500,000 $35,700,000 $36,600,000  
Wyoming $8,500,000      
53 $21,369,000,000 $6,753,800,000 $6,421,500,000 $4,690,100,000
* initial award includes supplemental weeks
  TOTAL $39,234,400,000    
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
 
         

Symptoms

Symptoms of Coronavirus

What you need to know

  • Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
  • Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Watch for symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

When to seek emergency medical attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.

While more is learned every day, there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. This page compares COVID-19 and flu, given the best available information to date.

 

 

Testing

COVID-19 Testing Overview

Find out who should get tested. Protect yourself and others. Wear a mask, wash hands often, stay 6 ft from others.

Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests.

  • A viral test tells you if you have a current infection.
  • An antibody test might tell you if you had a past infection.

Considerations for who should get tested

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19
  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, localexternal icon or state ​health department

Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

How to get tested for current COVID-19 infection

  • You can visit your state or localexternal icon health department’s website to look for the latest local information on testing.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first.

Results

  • If you test positive, know what protective steps to prevent others from getting sick.
  • If you test negative, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. Continue to take steps to protect yourself.

Test for Current Infection

Protect yourself and others. Wear a mask, wash hands often, stay 6 ft from others.

Considerations for who should get tested

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19
  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
  • People who have been asked or referred  to get testing by their healthcare provider, localexternal icon or state health department.

Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

Take steps to protect yourself

Whether you test positive or negative for COVID-19, you should take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.

How to get a viral test

A viral test checks samples to find out if you are currently infected with COVID-19.  The time it takes to process these tests can vary.

  • You can visit your state or local health department’s website to look for the latest local information on testing.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and are not tested, it is important to stay home. Find out what to do if you are sick.

What to do after a viral test

To get your test result, please check with the group that performed your test, such as your healthcare provider or health department. How long it will take to get your test results depends on the test used.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, know what protective steps to take if you are sick.
    • Most people have mild COVID-19 illness and can recover at home without medical care. Contact your healthcare provider if your symptoms are getting worse or if you have questions about your health.
  • If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. This does not mean you will not get sick:
    • A negative test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing or that your sample was collected too early in your infection.
    • You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and then get infected and spread the virus to others.
    • If you have symptoms later, you may need another test to determine if you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

Test for Past Infection

Antibody tests check your blood by looking for antibodies, which may tell you if you had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections and can provide protection against getting that disease again (immunity). Antibodies are disease specific. For example, measles antibodies will protect you from getting measles if you are exposed to it again, but they won’t protect you from getting mumps if you are exposed to mumps.

Except in instances in which viral testing is delayed, antibody tests should not be used to diagnose a current COVID-19 infection. An antibody test may not show if you have a current COVID-19 infection because it can take 1–3 weeks after infection for your body to make antibodies. To see if you are currently infected, you need a viral test. Viral tests identify the virus in samples from your respiratory system, such as a swab from the inside of your nose.

If you test positive or negative for COVID-19 on a viral or an antibody test, you still should take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.

We do not know yet if people who recover from COVID-19 can get infected again.  Scientists are working to understand this.

How to get an antibody test

Guidance on Interpreting COVID-19 Test Resultspdf iconexternal icon: A guide for understanding test results and determining what actions to take.

Decisions about testing are made by state or localexternal icon health departments or healthcare providers.​

Antibody tests for COVID-19 are available through healthcare providers and laboratories. Check with your healthcare provider to see if they offer antibody tests and whether you should get one.

What do your results mean?

If you test positive

  • A positive test result shows you may have antibodies from an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, there is a chance a positive result means that you have antibodies from an infection with a virus from the same family of viruses (called coronaviruses), such as the one that causes the common cold.
  • Having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 may provide protection from getting infected with the virus again. If it does, we do not know how much protection the antibodies may provide or how long this protection may last.
  • Talk with your healthcare provider about your test result and the type of test you took to understand what your result means. Your provider may suggest you take a second type of antibody test to see if the first test was accurate.
  • You should continue to protect yourself and others since you could get infected with the virus again.
    • If you work in a job where you wear personal protective equipment (PPE), continue wearing PPE.
  • You may test positive for antibodies even if you have never had symptoms of COVID-19. This can happen if you had an infection without symptoms, which is called an asymptomatic infection.

If you test negative

  • You may not have ever had COVID-19. Talk with your healthcare provider about your test result and the type of test you took to understand what your result means.
  • You could still have a current infection.
    • The test may be negative because it typically takes 1–3 weeks after infection for your body to make antibodies. It’s possible you could still get sick if you have been exposed to the virus recently. This means you could still spread the virus.
    • Some people may take even longer to develop antibodies, and some people who are infected may not ever develop antibodies.

If you get symptoms after the antibody test, you might need another test called a viral test​.

Regardless of whether you test positive or negative, the results do not confirm whether or not you are able to spread the virus that causes COVID-19. Until we know more, continue to take steps to protect yourself and others.

Learn more about using antibody tests to look for past infection.

Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and helps protect you, your family, and your community.

Contact tracing slows the spread of COVID-19 by

  • Letting people know they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Helping people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 get tested.
  • Asking people to self-isolate if they have COVID-19 or self-quarantine if they are a close contact.
During contact tracing, the health department staff will not ask you for
  • Money
  • Social Security number
  • Bank account information
  • Salary information
  • Credit card numbers

Contact tracing for COVID-19 works best with everyday preventive actions

You can take everyday preventive actions to slow the spread of COVID-19. Doing so is especially important until a vaccine or better treatments become widely available.

What you can expect to happen

If you were around someone diagnosed with COVID-19

If you were around someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, someone from the health department may call you.

Stay home away from others:

  • Stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19, such as older adults and people with other medical conditions, if possible.
  • If you have been around someone with COVID-19, stay home away from others for 14 days (self-quarantine) after your last contact with that person and monitor your health.
  • If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and away from others (except to get medical care or testing, if recommended).
  • If you need support or assistance while in self-quarantine, your health department or community organizations may be able to provide assistance.

For COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting from 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person had any symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19.

Monitor your health:

  • Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Remember, symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to COVID-19.

Answer the phone call from the health department. If someone from the health department calls you, answer the call to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in your community.

  • Discussions with health department staff are confidential. This means that your personal and medical information will be kept private and only shared with those who may need to know, like your health care provider.
  • Your name will not be shared with those you came in contact with. The health department will only notify people you were in close contact with (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) that they might have been exposed to COVID-19.

Tell the health department staff if you develop symptoms of COVID-19. If your symptoms worsen or become severe, you should seek emergency medical care.

The health department staff will not ask you for

  • Money
  • Social Security number
  • Bank account information
  • Salary information
  • Credit card numbers

Did you know? Health department staff may use case management or exposure notification digital tools to help with contact tracing. Learn more about these types of digital tools.

If you are waiting for a COVID-19 test result

If you think you may have COVID-19 and are waiting for a COVID-19 test result, stay home and monitor your health to protect your friends, family and others from possibly getting COVID-19.

Stay home away from others:

  • Stay away from others while waiting for your COVID-19 test result, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19, such as older adults and people with other medical conditions, if possible.
  • If you have been around someone with COVID-19, stay home and away from others for 14 days (self-quarantine) after your last contact with that person and monitor your health.
  • If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and away from others (except to get medical care).
  • If you need support or assistance while in self-quarantine, your health department or community organizations may be able to provide assistance.

Monitor your health:

  • Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. Remember, symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to COVID-19.

Think about the people you have recently been around. While you wait for your COVID-19 test result, think about everyone you have been around recently. This will be important information to have available.  If your test is positive, someone from the health department may call you to check on your health, discuss who you have been around, and ask where you spent time while you may have been able to spread COVID-19 to others.

Follow your health department’s guidelines when you receive your COVID-19 test result.

  • Positive test, whether or not you have symptoms
  • Negative test and you do not have symptoms
    • If your test is negative and you do not have symptoms, continue to stay away from others (self-quarantine) for 14 days after your last exposure to COVID-19 and follow all recommendations from the health department.
    • A negative result before the end of your quarantine period does not rule out possible infection.
    • You do not need a repeat test unless you develop symptoms, or if you require a test to return to work.
  • Negative test and you have symptoms
    • If your test is negative and you have symptoms you should continue to stay away from others (self-quarantine) for 14 days after your last exposure to COVID-19 and follow all recommendations from the health department. A second test and additional medical consultation may be needed if your symptoms do not improve.
    • If your symptoms worsen or become severe, you should seek emergency medical care.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, someone from the health department may call you to

  • Check on your health,
  • Discuss who you have been around, and
  • Ask where you have spent time while you may have been able to spread COVID-19 to others.

Discussions with health department staff are confidential. This means that your name and personal and medical information will be kept private and only shared with those who may need to know, like your health care provider.

  • Your name will not be shared with those you came in contact with. The health department will only notify people you were in close contact with (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) that they might have been exposed to COVID-19.

The health department staff will not ask you for

  • Money
  • Social Security number
  • Bank account information
  • Salary information
  • Credit card numbers

Any information you share with health department staff is CONFIDENTIAL. This means that your name and personal and medical information will be kept private.

Stay home away from others:

You will be asked to stay at home and self-isolate, if you are not doing so already.

  • Stay home away from others except to get medical care.
    • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign(including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
    • Stay in a separate room from other household members and use a separate bathroom, if possible.
    • Avoid contact with other household members and pets.
    • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
    • Wear a mask when around other people, if able.
      Learn more about what to do if you are sick.
  • Self-isolation helps slow the spread of COVID-19 and can help keep your family, friends, neighbors, and others you may come in contact with healthy.
  • If you need support or assistance while in self-isolation, your health department or community organizations may be able to provide assistance.

Monitor your health: If your symptoms worsen or become severe, you should seek emergency medical care.

You can be around others after

  • 24 hours with no fever, and
  • Respiratory symptoms have improved (e.g., cough, shortness of breath), and
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared.

Frequently Asked Questions

Spread

How does the virus spread?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in many affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

Can the virus that cause COVID-19 be spread through food, including take out, refrigerated or frozen packaged food?

Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person to person through respiratory droplets. Currently, there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Before preparing or eating food it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds for general food safety. Throughout the day use a tissue to cover your coughing or sneezing, and wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, or going to the bathroom.

Will warm weather stop the outbreak of COVID-19?

It is not yet known whether weather and temperature affect the spread of COVID-19. Some other viruses, like those that cause the common cold and flu, spread more during cold weather months but that does not mean it is impossible to become sick with these viruses during other months. There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19 and investigations are ongoing.

What is community spread?

Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. Each health department determines community spread differently based on local conditions. For information on community spread in your area, please visit your health department’s website.​

Can mosquitoes or ticks spread the virus that causes COVID-19?

At this time, CDC has no data to suggest that this new coronavirus or other similar coronaviruses are spread by mosquitoes or ticks. The main way that COVID-19 spreads is from person to person. See How Coronavirus Spreads for more information.

Prevention

How can I protect myself?

Visit the How to Protect Yourself & Others page to learn about how to protect yourself from respiratory illnesses, like COVID-19.
Does the CDC recommend the use of facemask or face coverings to prevent COVI-19?

Wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people not living in your household and particularly where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations. Cloth face coverings may slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. That’s why it’s important for everyone to practice social distancing (staying at least 6 feet away from other people) and wear cloth face coverings in public settings. Cloth face coverings provide an extra layer to help prevent the respiratory droplets from traveling in the air and onto other people.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

More information about cloth face coverings can be found on our cloth face coverings site.

Is it safe to get care for my other medical conditions during this time?

  • It is important to continue taking care of your health and wellness.
  • Continue your medications, and do not change your treatment plan without talking to your healthcare provider.
  • Continue to manage your disease the way your healthcare provider has told you.
  • Have at least a 2-week supply of all prescription and non-prescription medications.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider about whether your vaccinations are up-to-date.
  • Call your healthcare provider
    • if you have any concerns about your medical conditions, or if you get sick.
    • to find out about different ways you can connect with your healthcare provider for chronic disease management or other conditions.
  • Do not delay getting emergency care for your health problems or any health condition that requires immediate attention.
    • If you need emergency help, call 911.
    • Emergency departments have infection prevention plans to protect you from getting COVID-19 if you need care for your medical condition.
  • Continue to practice everyday prevention. Wash your hands often, avoid close contact, wear a cloth face covering, cover coughs and sneezes, and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces often.

For more information, see Groups at Higher Risk for Severe Illness.

Am I at risk for COVID-19 from mail, packages, or products?

There is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and how it spreads. Coronaviruses are thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Although the virus can survive for a short period on some surfaces, it is unlikely to be spread from domestic or international mail, products or packaging. However, it may be possible that people can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Learn more about safe handling of deliveries and mail.

Is it okay for me to donate blood?

In healthcare settings across the United States, donated blood is a lifesaving, essential part of caring for patients. The need for donated blood is constant, and blood centers are open and in urgent need of donations. CDC encourages people who are well to continue to donate blood if they are able, even if they are practicing social distancing because of COVID-19. CDC is supporting blood centers by providing recommendations that will keep donors and staff safe. Examples of these recommendations include spacing donor chairs 6 feet apart, thoroughly adhering to environmental cleaning practices, and encouraging donors to make donation appointments ahead of time.

If You or Someone You Know is Sick or Had Contact with Someone who Has COVID-19

What should I do if I get sick or someone in my house gets sick?

Most people who get COVID-19 will be able to recover at home. CDC has directions for people who are recovering at home and their caregivers, including:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Use a separate room and bathroom for sick household members (if possible).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Provide your sick household member with clean disposable facemasks to wear at home, if available, to help prevent spreading COVID-19 to others.
  • Clean the sick room and bathroom, as needed, to avoid unnecessary contact with the sick person.

However, some people may need emergency medical attention. Watch for symptoms and learn when to seek emergency medical attention.

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

What should I do if I have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature and follow CDC guidance if you have symptoms.

Children

What is the risk of my child becoming sick with COVID-19?

Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date. However, a few children have developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). Currently, information about this syndrome is limited. CDC is working with state and local health departments to learn more about MIS-C.

How can I protect my child from COVID-19 infection?

You can encourage your child to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by teaching them to do the same things everyone should do to stay healthy.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, like tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles).

You can find additional information on preventing COVID-19 at How to Protect Yourself & Others. Additional information on how COVID-19 is spread is available at How COVID-19 Spreads.

More information on Keeping Children Healthy during the COVID-19 Outbreak is available online.

Are the symptoms of COVID-19 different in children than in adults?

No. The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. COVID-19 can look different in different people. For many people, being sick with COVID-19 would be a little bit like having the flu. People can get a fever, cough, or have a hard time taking deep breaths. Most people who have gotten COVID-19 have not gotten very sick. Only a small group of people who get it have had more serious problems.

CDC and partners are investigating cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19. Learn more about COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

Should children wear masks?

CDC recommends that everyone 2 years and older wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth in public settings when around people not living in your household, particularly where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Masks should NOT be put on babies or children younger than 2 because of the danger of suffocation. Children younger than 2 years of age are listed as an exception as well as anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

How do I prepare my children in case of COVID-19 outbreak in our community?

Outbreaks can be stressful for adults and children. When you talk with your child, try to stay calm, and reassure them that they are safe. Talk to your children about COVID-19 and help them cope with stress.

What is multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and who is at risk?

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. We do not yet know what causes MIS-C. However, we know that many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had been around someone with COVID-19. MIS-C can be serious, even deadly, but most children who were diagnosed with this condition have gotten better with medical care.

Contact your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic right away if your child is showing symptoms of MIS-C. Seek emergency care right away if your child is showing any of these emergency warning signs of MIS-C or other concerning signs.

Can my child hang out with their friends?

The key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing. While school is out, children should not have in-person playdates with children from other households. If children are playing outside their own homes, it is essential that they remain 6 feet from anyone who is not in their own household. Some children with certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Make sure children practice everyday preventive behaviors, such as washing their hands often with soap and water. Remember, if children meet outside of school in groups, it can put everyone at risk.

For more information, see Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Children.

How can I help my child continue learning?

  • Stay in touch with your child’s school.
    • Many schools are offering lessons online (virtual learning). Review assignments from the school, and help your child establish a reasonable pace for completing the work. You may need to assist your child with turning on devices, reading instructions, and typing answers.
  • Create a schedule and routine for learning at home, but remain flexible.
  • Consider the needs and adjustment required for your child’s age group.
    • The transition to being at home will be different for preschoolers, K-5, middle school students, and high school students. Talk to your child about expectations and how they are adjusting to being at home versus at school.
  • Look for ways to make learning fun.

For more information, see Help Children Learn at Home.

How can I help my child continue learning?

  • Stay in touch with your child’s school.
    • Many schools are offering lessons online (virtual learning). Review assignments from the school, and help your child establish a reasonable pace for completing the work. You may need to assist your child with turning on devices, reading instructions, and typing answers.
  • Create a schedule and routine for learning at home, but remain flexible.
  • Consider the needs and adjustment required for your child’s age group.
    • The transition to being at home will be different for preschoolers, K-5, middle school students, and high school students. Talk to your child about expectations and how they are adjusting to being at home versus at school.
  • Look for ways to make learning fun.

For more information, see Help Children Learn at Home.