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. There is currently no specific treatment other than supportive care available. The majority of people recover from COVID-19 within a few weeks, but it can be life-threatening. Currently, two COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for emergency use. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

COVID-19 Action Initiative

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

COVID-19 Symptoms

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

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 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).

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 Treatment and Recovery

There is currently no specific treatment for COVID-19. Learn about supportive care given to individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 and understand if you are at risk for complications.

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

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Learn how to reduce your potential exposure.


Listen and ask questions as 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.

Message from National President & CEO

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a lung infection and we are continually monitoring developments so that we can support all who have questions about how this impacts lung health.

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