Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak [open html - 0B]
From the Website: "In December 2019, a novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] ('the virus') was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, People's Republic of China, causing outbreaks of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 that has now spread globally. The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency on January 31, 2020, under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d), in response to COVID-19."
White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/