2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hey Alice!

I've been hearing a lot on the news about the new virus [novel coronavirus, COVID-19] and I'm seeing students on campus wearing masks. The news seems to have conflicting information and I'm not sure what to do. Should I be worried? Do I need to wear a mask too? Thank you.

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I'm a 77 year old and stumbled on GAA. Although too old to need much of the advice given, I have to state that this is one of the most responsible and commendably candid advice sites I have seen - although I don't look for them on a regular basis. Warm advice for those who don't need a lecture or recrimination. Congratulations.