What is COVID-19?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This situation poses a serious public health risk. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this situation. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness.  Most severe illness occurs in older adults.

Different parts of the country are seeing different levels of COVID-19 activity. The United States nationally is in the initiation phase of the pandemic. States in which community spread is occurring are in the acceleration phase. The duration and severity of each pandemic phase can vary depending on the characteristics of the virus and the public health response.

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1. What is COVID-19?
2. Where do I get the latest information on COVID-19?
3. I own a business and I would like to help are there any assistance programs to help?
4. What is the current status on city facilities and business?
5. I own a restaurant. Where can I find information about what I am allowed to do?
6. Is the City Hall building open? If not, how do I reach City Staff?
7. How do I pay my water bill?
8. How do I apply for a permit? If I have questions, who do I call?
9. Are the parks still open?