A coronavirus such as SARS or MERS is a virus that often causes symptoms similar to a cold. While some are serious, most are not. To prevent catching a coronavirus, take precautions such as washing your hands and staying away from others who are infected. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how coronaviruses spread, treatments that can help, and much more.
Variants of Coronavirus
Learn more about the COVID-19 variants, including the Omicron variant, and what that means for people’s health.
Coronavirus Isolation and The Elderly
Get helpful information and tips on how to help elderly parents or grandparents during isolation from the coronavirus.
Coronavirus in Kids and Babies
What is the risk of my child becoming sick with the coronavirus disease? Here’s key information about COVID-19, variants, children, and infants.
If you're feeling sick, you may wonder if you have COVID-19. Find out how to get tested, how the tests work, and how long it may take to get results.
Will Your Microwave Protect Your Food From Coronavirus?
We are looking at the different coronavirus-food rumors and letting you know the truth behind them. Should you microwave your food and exactly how long can the virus stay on surfaces? We look at these questions and more, helping you protect yourself from disease and untrue rumors.
What Being Separated From the World Does to Your Well-Being and How to Protect Yourself
No matter where or who you are, we are all feeling the repercussions of social distancing. In this time of staying inside due to COVID-19, it's important to remember to stay connected, however possible, to the outside world--and to yourself. Here is some soup for your mental health.
Can I Go to the National Parks During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
It seems like a good idea to visit a National Park, National Historic Monument, or National Recreation Area. But is it safe to travel right now during the coronavirus pandemic? Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning a National Parks vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ok, You Shouldn’t Fly—But What About a Road Trip?
Can you get coronavirus on the road? Is it safe to take a road trip if I'm socially distancing? Can take a road trip and stay safe from the Coronavirus? Here’s everything you need to know about taking a road trip and avoiding COVID-19. Here, we'll tell you if it's safe take a road trip right now.
Video How to Make a No-Sew Face Mask
How to make a no-sew face mask.
COVID-19 Myths and Facts
Are younger people equally at risk of coronavirus complications? How long does the virus survive on surfaces like delivery packages? Get answers to these questions, and more.
Video on the Best Practices for COVID-19
Practical tips to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Video on Coronavirus Origin, Symptoms, and More
Discover what a coronavirus is and when it was first found in humans.
Slideshows & Images
Yes, We Are All in This Together (Even Celebrities)
There are striking differences in how we’re experiencing the coronavirus pandemic, but in a broader sense, we really are in this together because together is the only way out of this pandemic.
COVID-19 and Skin Conditions: What We Know So Far
Dermatologists around the world are sharing images and information about various kinds of rashes and skin-related effects that may be associated with COVID-19.
Easy Swaps for Common Ingredients
Due to COVID-19, store shelves may be a little emptier and your shopping trips fewer and farther between. Here are some easy swaps for common ingredients you may be missing.
When Sheltering in Place Isn't Safe: How to Know You're in an Abusive Relationship
While the current lockdown is intended to help people stay safe – it is unfortunately putting victims of domestic abuse in danger.