What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. As we start to share our specific reopening plans, it is useful to remember how the COVID-19 virus is spread, so we can better understand when and how specific protocols and interventions might be effective.
Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent the COVID-19 virus, and so the best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person through close contact with one another and through respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes, coughs, or talks.