Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a lung disease caused by a novel coronavirus first detected in late 2019. COVID-19 and its symptoms can range from mild to severe. Anyone can get COVID-19, but some individuals are more at risk for severe disease than others. The majority of people recover from COVID-19 within a few weeks, but it can be life-threatening. Currently, three COVID-19 vaccines are widely available for everyone 12 years of age and older.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Science-based information to help you stay informed about the safety and availability of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn About COVID-19

COVID-19 is the illness caused by a novel coronavirus first detected in China in late 2019. By March 2020, with the spread of coronavirus disease to over 100 other locations, including the U.S., WHO officially declared the outbreak a pandemic.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and individuals of any age with underlying medical conditions, including some lung diseases, seem to be at higher risk for developing severe complications from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing and Diagnosis

There are two kinds of tests available to diagnose COVID-19: tests for current infection (viral tests) and tests for past infection (antibody tests).

COVID-19 Treatment and Recovery

Learn about treatment options and supportive care given to individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 and understand additional treatments to consider if you are at risk for severe illness.

Post COVID-19 Recovery

Millions of Americans have recovered from COVID-19. But the term recovery is used loosely and does not account for the lingering or new symptoms many individuals are experiencing post-infection.

Preventing COVID-19

We are all at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19. There are steps you can take to prevent yourself and others from getting sick.

Controlling Chronic Lung Diseases Amid COVID-19

Having a chronic lung disease means that you are in the high-risk category for severe illness and complications from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Action Initiative

The American Lung Association launched a $25M initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics.

Vaccine FAQs

Get answers to common and evolving questions around a COVID-19 vaccine.


Dr. Albert Rizzo, our Chief Medical Officer, reviews key messages and shares important updates or recommendations for individuals living with chronic lung diseases and their caregivers.

COVID-19 Resources

Learn More about COVID-19 through factsheets, videos, webinars and blog posts.

Insurance Coverage and COVID-19

Get answers to common questions about health insurance coverage and COVID-19, such as testing and treatment and what to do if you need coverage.

COVID-19 Town Hall Series

The American Lung Association’s virtual COVID-19 Town Hall Series is bringing top health experts together to raise awareness about the effects of COVID-19 and discuss the health impact of the pandemic on all Americans.

Share Your COVID-19 Story

Share your story about COVID-19.

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