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COVID-19 Resources: Home

A central resource page for everyone in the Pittsburgh community currently feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staying Informed

Stay up to date by signing up for Allegheny Alerts (www.alleghenycounty.us/alerts) and subscribing to COVID-19, follow the Health Department on Facebook (@AlleghenyCountyHealth) and Twitter (@HealthAllegheny), and visit www.alleghenycounty.us/coronavirus.

FOR ANY GENERAL ASSISTANCE: United Way helpline (help connecting to all kinds of resources), call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 or visit PA211sw.org; sign up for text alerts at pa211sw.org/text-alerts

 

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.  In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

From WHO: Q&A on Coronaviruses

Fact Checking

Stop the Spread

Risk Levels

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Healthcare and Testing

***ALL TESTING HAS BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO TEST AVAILABILITY***

DRIVE-THRU TESTING SITES:
127 Anderson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

95 Leonard Ave., Washington, PA 15301

2360 Hospital Drive, Aliquippa, PA 15001

**** Those wishing to be tested must have a photo identification, an insurance card  & a prescription from a physician****

More information here.

Where to Get Tested and What To Bring

Information from Healthcare Providers:

 

This information via the COVID-19 Pittsburgh Resources document managed by Ehrrin Keenan, Operations Manager at Bridge to the Mountains. This document is being updated often.

Resources from the Pittsburgh Community, PA, and Beyond

24/7 COVID-19 Hotline

UPMC FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions on Covid-19 compiled by UPMC.

Available in multiple languagesUPMCCovid-19 FAQ

Resources from around Pitt