On January 7, 2020, a novel or new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China (WHO, 2020b) which has caused, according to news reports, illness in more than 2,700 people and over 80 deaths. Five cases have been reported in the United States (CDC, 2020). You may recall the public health crises that occurred with the outbreaks of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) in 2002 and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) in 2012. Over an eight-month period, from November 2002 to July 2003, there were over 8000 cases of SARS-CoV, with over 770 fatalities (World Health Organization [WHO], 2003). To date, MERS-CoV has affected over 2400 people in 27 countries, including over 850 deaths (World Health Organization [WHO], 2020a). Both of these illnesses were caused by a type of coronavirus (CoV), named for their spiked surfaces that resemble crowns. We don’t know much about 2019-nCoV except that it can cause a severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) with symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties (WHO, 2020b). Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure (CDC, 2020). Coronaviruses are typically transmitted between animals (i.e. cats, camels, and bats) and humans, however it appears that the 2019-nCoV may pass from human to human. Given the ease of global travel, this virus has the potential to quickly spread. Most of the cases have been reported in China with a few found in Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong and the U.S. Travelers from Wuhan are being screened at major international airports and the city of Wuhan is now on lock down. A travel ban has been issued for 16 cities in the Hubei province.