Find updates, information, and resources about the Coronavirus pandemic as the situation continues to rapidly evolve and impact both the military and civilians.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an ever changing situation affecting military and civilians around the world. States like New York and Washington have been hit particularly hard, and the number of cases is steadily growing in California. Most states have imposed stay at home orders, asking people to remain home unless they need to go out for essentials like groceries, medical appointments, and work. Even when out in public, authorities are asking that people stay six feet away from others. Schools have been shut down and transitioned to virtual classrooms, travel bans have been implemented, and the borders of the United States have been closed to non-essential passage.
The US Military response to the coronavirus outbreak includes protections of benefits and services for military members and their families, activation of the National Guard, delivery of supplies, event cancellations, closing recruiting stations and more.
COVID-19 Legislation, Benefits & Policies
What is Coronavirus?
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) causes severe respiratory illnesses with a cough, fever, and body aches and can lead to difficulty breathing and viral pneumonia. The virus is highly contagious and the CDC recommends anyone who experiences any of these symptoms to self-quarantine at home for 14 days to prevent spreading the the virus.
The elderly and people with underlying medical conditions such as lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, and asthma are at the highest risk of experiencing complications from Coronavirus. At the time of this writing, 11,906 people have died from coronavirus, and 89,899 people have recovered. It has been noted that it is possible for some people to get the virus and never experience symptoms.
The coronavirus has been traced back to China, with the outbreak originating in December 2019.
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