What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. There are many types of human coronaviruses, including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

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1. What is a novel coronavirus?
2. What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
3. How can I prevent COVID-19?
4. What treatments are available for COVID-19?
5. Can disinfectant spray or wipes be used on my skin to prevent spread of COVID-19?
6. Is the Fire Department offering any screenings for COVID-19?
7. How is the Fire Department handling their operations and service?
8. If I have an emergency what should I expect from the Fire Department?
9. What is the non-test-based strategy for releasing cases and contacts from home isolation and quarantine?