Interactive Timeline: The COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.

Learn how COVID-19 has impacted fire/EMS and how public safety has adjusted its response


By Yoona Ha for FireRescue1

The CDC began closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus strain first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, which quickly spread to southeast Asia, Europe, Canada and the U.S. 

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

The spread of COVID-19 has led to closed schools and businesses, quarantines in first responders, and changes in service delivery response. 

Find COVID-19 breaking news and actionable information about the COVID-19 pandemic at the FireRescue1 COVID-19 Resource page.  

Here is a timeline illustrating how COVID-19 has progressed in the U.S.

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