As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, there are still a lot of unknowns. The best thing to do for your health and safety is to stay calm and stay informed. We recommend the following credible resources for breaking news and important updates on the pandemic:

 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 - World Health Organization
 - New York Times
 - Harvard Health Publishing
 - CDC Twitter feed
 - WHO Twitter feed

If you think you may need medical attention for COVID-19 symptoms, consider using the CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker before calling your doctor or local hospital.

Here at LIVESTRONG.com, our mission is to be your reliable resource for living well and staying active during this stressful time. Read on for tips and guidance on how to stay healthy, safe and sane as we navigate this pandemic together.

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