COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)

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COVID-19 is a lung disease caused by a novel coronavirus first detected in late 2019. COVID-19 and its symptoms can range from mild to severe. Anyone can get COVID-19, but some individuals are more at risk for severe disease than others. The majority of people recover from COVID-19 within a few weeks, but it can be life-threatening. Currently, four COVID-19 vaccines are widely available for everyone 6 months of age and older.

Vaccine Information

Get recommendations around COVID-19 vaccination and other steps you can take to help protect against COVID-19.

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What to Do If You Test Positive

If you test positive for COVID-19, there are things you need to do to take care of yourself and help stop the spread of disease to others.

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Long COVID Support Community

Join our online support community to connect with others who have lingering or delayed symptoms from COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Updates

The American Lung Association is monitoring changes to COVID-19 vaccination, testing and treatment coverage and availability and has developed this easy-to-use guide to provide updated information.
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Latest COVID-19 Posts

Learn About COVID-19

Understand what COVID-19 is, how it affects your body and people who are at higher risk for severe illness.

Preventing COVID-19

We are all at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19. There are steps you can take to prevent yourself and others from getting sick.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and individuals of any age with underlying medical conditions, including some lung diseases, seem to be at higher risk for developing severe complications from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing and Diagnosis

There are two kinds of tests available to diagnose COVID-19: tests for current infection (viral tests) and tests for past infection (antibody tests).

COVID-19 Treatment

Learn about treatment options and supportive care given to individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 and understand additional treatments to consider if you are at risk for severe illness.

Long COVID (Post COVID-19 Conditions)

While it has many names: post-COVID conditions, Long COVID, chronic COVID or COVID-19 long-haulers, indicate any combination of symptoms that occur four or more weeks after initial infection.

Controlling Chronic Lung Diseases Amid COVID-19

Having a chronic lung disease means that you are in the high-risk category for severe illness and complications from COVID-19.

The COVID-19 and Immunocompromised Connection

Moderately and severely immunocompromised people are more likely to become severely ill with COVID-19.

Kids and COVID-19

Get information on vaccine availability for children and read frequently asked questions about kids and COVID-19 vaccines.

Insurance Coverage and COVID-19

Get answers to common questions about health insurance coverage and COVID-19, such as testing and treatment and what to do if you need coverage.

COVID-19 Action Initiative

The American Lung Association launched a $25M initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics.

COVID-19 Resources For Community

Get up-to-date, public health resources for your community and patients.

Call the Lung HelpLine

Our Lung HelpLine is answering questions about COVID-19. Contact our Lung HelpLine by calling 1-800-LUNGUSA or submitting a question online.

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