On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization named the disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The virus causing the disease has been named SARS-CoV-2.
For up-to-date information regarding the 2019 novel Coronavirus, please visit the DPH 2019-nCoV web site at www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus
More detailed information and additional guidance is available from the CDC: 2019 Novel Coronavirus at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
General information on all known Corona viruses can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/types.html