What is COVID-19

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What is COVID-19

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel virus that has been spreading worldwide. Community-acquired cases have now been confirmed in California. We are gaining more understanding of COVID-19’s epidemiology, clinical course, immunogenicity, and other factors as time progresses, and the situation is changing daily. CDPH is in the process of monitoring COVID-19, conducting testing with local and federal partners, and providing guidance and resources to prevent, detect and respond to the occurrence of COVID-19 cases in California.
The Butte County Public Health Department shared that residents can call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 for COVID-19 information and updates.
PBS created a short video, "It's Okay to Be Smart. What This Chart Actually Means for COVID-19."

This powerful graphic demonstrates the impact social distancing can have on the spread of COVID-19.