Fact Sheets

COVID-19: What You Need to Know
COVID-19: What You Need to Know (in Spanish):
Learn how COVID-19 affects your body, who is at high risk for severe symptoms, how to protect yourself and what supports and resources are available through the American Lung Association.

COVID-19 Action Initiative
COVID-19 Action Initiative (in Spanish):
Learn about our $25M initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics.

Steps You Can Take to Get Used to Wearing a Mask:
Learn strategies and tips that make wearing a mask easier.

Recovering from a Serious Lung Infection:
Helpful tips on a strategies to cope with a long recovery from a lung infection such as COVID-19.

Safely Use your Nebulizer at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Tips on safely using your nebulizer at home and what to do if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

COVID-19 and Tobacco
Learn more about how being a current or former cigarette smoker increases the risk for severe illness from COVID-19.


QUEEN LATIFAH Hosts #Act4Impact Benefit
Watch our star-studded #Act4Impact benefit, hosted by QUEEN LATIFAH, on demand and make a donation to support the American Lung Association's COVID-19 Action Initiative.

Thank you For Staying Home
A group of adults living with chronic lung disease take a moment to thank people for staying home to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.


COVID-19 and Vaccines: Clinical Trials, Immunity and Immunization
Listen to this on-demand recording from October 7, 2020, of an expert panel discussion.

COVID-19 and Mental Health: Spatial Distancing, not Social Distancing
Listen to this on-demand recording from August 26, 2020, of an expert panel discussion.

Air Quality and COVID-19: Connections, Health Impacts, and Racial Disparities
Listen to this on-demand recording from July 15, 2020, of an expert panel discussion.

Demystifying Testing for COVID-19
Listen to this on-demand recording from June 10, 2020, of an expert panel discussion.


The American Lung Association has partnered with HCPLive to launch our podcast series that spotlights conversations with researchers, physicians, patients and advocates about hot topics impacting lung health.

Other credible COVID-19 sources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Data Tracker View maps, charts, and data provided by the CDC to help understand and explore COVID-19. You can explore cases and deaths, trends, and forecasting by state, and even compare how states are doing.

National Institutes of Health Tracker SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Clinical Trials Using ACTIV-Informed Harmonized Protocols 

COVID Exit Strategy A group of public health and crisis experts built this site to track each state's progress toward the critical interventions needed to stop the spread of COVID-19 and reopen safely.

COVID Tracking Project Initially launched by journalists at The Atlantic, this volunteer-led independent organization compiles the latest numbers on tests, confirmed cases, hospitalizations, and patient outcomes from every US state and territory each day.

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard Interactive web-based map developed to provide researchers, public health authorities, and the general public with a user-friendly tool to track the outbreak as it unfolds.

Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker  This tracker provides the number of confirmed cases and deaths from novel coronavirus by country, the trend in confirmed case and death counts by country, and a global map showing which countries have confirmed cases and deaths.

Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel.

Page last updated: June 15, 2021

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