Our Current Understanding
COVID-19 is the disease caused by a novel Coronavirus identified in late 2019. It has since spread to 213 different countries as of June 2020. It is classified as a zoonotic virus, meaning that it has been transmited from animals to humans.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread primarily from person to person, mainly through respirator droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people nearby, or potentially be inhaled into the lung. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with each other (<6 Feet)