CR's Guide to the Coronavirus

As the coronavirus spreads in the U.S., Consumer Reports is committed to bringing you up-to-date, evidence-based reporting and advice.

Here are key steps you can take to help keep you, your family, and your community safe:

Follow federal and local guidance to slow the spread of the virus. Stay home as much as possible, and practice "social distancing" if you must go out.


Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly—for at least 20 seconds each time.


Don’t hoard supplies, but be prepared for a potential quarantine. Check in on neighbors who might need a hand gathering essentials.


Stay informed and remember to be wary of rumors you hear or read on social media.

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