CDC today confirmed another infection with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States that was detected in California. The patient who was under a federal quarantine order recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. This brings the total of number of 2019-nCoV cases in the United States to 13.
CDC is conducting a thorough contact investigation of the person who has tested positive to determine contacts and to assess if those contacts had high risk exposures.
As of February 10th, six states in the U.S.; Alabama, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington and Wisconsin, have confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV.
For employers, the CDC has created an Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), February 2020
The CDC has recommendations for individuals as well. What to do if you are sick with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
For the latest information on the outbreak, visit CDC’s Novel Coronavirus 2019 website.