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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Answers to frequently asked questions

Answers to questions asked during College of Medicine COVID-19 town halls for faculty, staff, students and postdocs will be posted here as they are available.

With specific questions, please contact your lab or department safety officer.

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General COVID-19 questions

Penn State Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics is answering general questions about COVID-19 each day in video and text format in its "AskCIDD" series.

Past topics have included:

  • How long does the virus live on surfaces?
  • How is this outbreak different than the flu?
  • Should I be wearing gloves?
  • How safe is takeout from restaurants?
See all AskCIDD questions and answers