Your Guide to Understanding COVID-19 Terms

Medically Reviewed by Madeline Hubbard, RN, BSN

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The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a dizzying amount of unfamiliar terms and phrases into our everyday lives. Though they can be confusing, it's important to have an accurate understanding of their meanings, especially if we want our communities to navigate the pandemic safely. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the most common COVID-19-related terms — from how the virus spreads in communities, to treatment and test options to how to help slow the spread. Without a doubt, familiarizing yourself with this list is the first step to ensuring a safer tomorrow for yourself and others.