This is a rapidly developing situation. For the most up-to-date information, check resources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO)regularly. This story will be updated as new information becomes available.

While coronaviruscontinues to spread, some states, such as Texas, California, Arizona, and Florida, among others are reporting record-high cases and hospitalizations in recent days. Along with a spike in cases has been a wave of canceled races including the New York City Marathon, and you might be wondering what you should do for your own personal health during this time and how this could affect your training and your runs.

We tapped David Nieman, Dr.PH., health professor at Appalachian State University and director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus, Brian Labus, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Matt Ferrari Ph.D., associate professor of biology in the Eberly College of Science, and a researcher with the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State to help answer runners’ most frequently asked questions.

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