At this point, you may have heard lots of different things from many different sources about the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19. For example, you may have heard that the virus is no worse than getting the flu, and you're wondering why so many extreme measures are being taken to prevent public gatherings. The resources on this page should help explain why.
The information in the guide you are viewing is meant to be practical, just-in-time information for faculty, students, and healthcare facilities at Idaho State University, and is not intended to be a comprehensive source of information about COVID-19. For more comprehensive guides, please see the "Further Resources" section of this guide.