Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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. There is currently no specific treatment other than supportive care available. The majority of people recover from COVID-19 within a few weeks, but it can be life-threatening. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

COVID-19 Action Initiative

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

COVID-19 Town Hall Series

The American Lung Association’s virtual COVID-19 Town Hall Series is bringing top health experts together to raise awareness about the effects of COVID-19 and discuss the health impact of the pandemic on all Americans.

Learn About COVID-19

COVID-19 is the illness caused by a novel coronavirus first detected in China in late 2019. By March 2020, with the spread of coronavirus disease to over 100 other locations, including the U.S., WHO officially declared the outbreak a pandemic.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and individuals of any age with underlying medical conditions, such as lung disease, 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 and Recovery

There is currently no specific treatment for COVID-19. Learn about supportive care given to individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 and understand if you are at risk for complications.

Preventing COVID-19

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Learn how to reduce your potential exposure.

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.


Listen and ask questions as Dr. Albert Rizzo, our Chief Medical Officer, reviews key messages and shares important updates or recommendations for individuals living with chronic lung diseases and their caregivers.

Message from National President & CEO

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a lung infection and we are continually monitoring developments so that we can support all who have questions about how this impacts lung health.

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.

Keeping Track of COVID-19

See a map of the current cases and deaths reported in the U.S. and get connected to state health websites. View other data sources to help you understand the impact of COVID-19.

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