COVID-19 News from the CDC

COVID-19 News from the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

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COVID-19 News from the CDC

US COVID-19 Cases Caused by Variants

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

View a map showing the number of confirmed cases in each state of the new COVID-19 variant (B.1.1.7) in the United States.

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Cases in the U.S.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 17:16:00 GMT

CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State

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COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Community-Based Organizations: Getting Started

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers: Getting Started

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine cost, availability, and types.

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Different COVID-19 Vaccines

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Overview of what you should know about the different COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine types and how they work to provide protection against COVID-19, which vaccines have been authorized and recommended in the United States, and which are in Phase 3 clinical trials.

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Staffing Resources

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Federal staffing resources for health departments.

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Winter Holidays

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Winter holiday gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. Follow these tips to make your winter holidays safer.

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Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Information and frequently asked questions about requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States

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Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test for All Air Passengers Arriving from the UK to the US

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test for All Air Passengers Arriving from the UK to the US

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New Variant of Virus that Causes COVID-19 Detected

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Since November 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) has reported a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in London and southeast England. This rapid increase in cases has been linked to a different version-or variant-of the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).

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COVIDView Weekly Summary

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVIDView

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Global COVID-19

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global health threat and CDC is committed to stopping the global spread. CDC has a long history of improving public health capacity throughout the world to contain outbreaks at their source and minimize their impact.

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CDC Strategy for Global Response to COVID-19 (2020-2023)

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Strategy defines CDC program priorities & guides development of criteria for monitoring & evaluating impact for CDC's global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants are circulating globally, and several new variants emerged in the fall of 2020. Scientists are working to learn more about these variants to better understand how easily they might be transmitted and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them. Currently, there is no evidence that these variants cause more severe illness or increased risk of death.

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Toolkit for Childcare Programs

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This toolkit provides web links, fact sheets, posters and other resources for childcare facilities and consumers.

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Healthcare Facilities That Have Implemented COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Healthcare Facilities That Have Implemented COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting

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Vaccines

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn about COVID-19 vaccine planning, how vaccine recommendations will be made, and the work going into ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

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COVID-19 and Animals

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

List of public service announcements related to coronavirus.

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Toolkit for Youth Sports

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance and tools to help youth sports administrators and coaches make decisions, protect their players and staff, and communicate with their communities.

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Toolkit for Worker Safety & Support

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Toolkit for Employees and Worker Safety

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Toolkit for Tribal Communities

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 guidance and tools to help tribal organizations make decisions, communicate with their members, and protect their families and communities.

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Toolkit for Summer Camps

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This toolkit provides web links, fact sheets, posters, and other resources for summer camp administrators, parents and attendees.

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Toolkit for Shared and Congregate Housing

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 guidance and tools to help owners, administrators, or operators of shared housing facilities make decisions, protect, and communicate with residents, staff, and public health officials.

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Toolkit for Retirement Communities

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 guidance and tools to help retirement communities make decisions, protect their residents and staff, and communicate with their communities.

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Toolkit for People Experiencing Homelessness

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance and tools to help homeless service providers make decisions and protect and communicate with staff and with people who are experiencing homelessness during COVID-19

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Toolkit for People 18 to 24

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This toolkit provides COVID-19 related web links, fact sheets, social media and other resources for young adults age 18 to 24.

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Toolkit for People 15 to 17

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This Toolkit provides web links, social media, posters and other COVID-19 related resources for people 15 to 17.

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Toolkit for Parks & Recreational Facilities

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance and tools to help youth sports administrators and coaches make decisions, protect their players and staff, and communicate with their communities.

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Toolkit for Older Adults and People at Higher Risk

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance and tools to help older adults and other people at higher risk protect themselves and their families. These resources can also help people who work with populations at higher risk make decisions, protect themselves and others, and communicate with their communities.

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Toolkit for K-12 Schools

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Toolkit to help keep K-12 school students and teachers safe during COVID-19 outbreak.

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Toolkit for Domestic Travelers

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance and tools to help domestic travelers make decisions and protect themselves and others from getting sick.

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Toolkit for Community and Faith-Based Organizations

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance and tools to help community and faith-based organizations make decisions, protect their employees, volunteers, and members, and communicate with their communities.

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Toolkit for Colleges and Universities

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Videos, Social Media, PSAs, Print Resources, Checklists, FAQs, and Web Resources to help colleges and universities protect students, faculty and staff.

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Toolkit for Businesses and Workplaces

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance and tools to help businesses make decisions, protect their staff, and communicate with their communities.

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K-12 Schools COVID-19 Mitigation Toolkit

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Employers, use this toolkit to plan, prepare, and respond as you reintegrate employees into the workplace.

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RRT Composition: COVID-19 Considerations

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Considerations for rapid response team composition, structure, and roles for COVID-19 response.

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Operational Considerations for Schools

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Schools play an important role in educating students about disease prevention within their homes and communities. Many children and adolescents rely on key services provided by schools, such as school meal programs. Schools are considered safe havens for children who might be experiencing various forms of abuse or violence. This document provides suggestions for mitigating risks for COVID-19 transmission in schools in low-resource, international settings

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Frequently Asked Questions

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Most confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported from China have occurred in adults.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page

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Holiday Celebrations

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

When planning to host or attend a holiday celebration, consider the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 during different activities.

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Cases

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new cases.

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Previous COVID-19 Forecasts: Cases

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Forecasts show national and state level cumulative reported and predicted deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. CDC is working with partners to bring together weekly COVID-19 forecasts in one place.

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new hospitalizations.

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Previous COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new hospitalizations.

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COVID-19 Information Metrics for Response Leadership's Decision Making

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This document aims to provide critical COVID-19 information metrics by technical area that response leaders in non-U.S. settings can request to aid in informing COVID-19 response decisions. This document includes a set of core metrics within 10 technical areas for response leaders to help monitor response progress and guide decision making.

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC works with partners to bring together weekly forecasts for COVID-19 deaths in one place. These forecasts have been developed independently and shared publicly. It is important to bring these forecasts together to help understand how they compare with each other and how much uncertainty there is about what may happen in the upcoming four weeks.

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Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Information about COVID-19 in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities

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Guidance on Integration of COVID-19 in Existing Acute Febrile Illness (AFI) Surveillance Systems

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn to integrate COVID-19 into an existing Acute Febrile Illness surveillance system.

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Retirement Communities and Independent Living

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Ongoing mitigation guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for retirement communities.

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Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Frequently Asked Questions regarding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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If You Have Pets

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Until we learn more about how this virus affects animals, treat pets as you would other human family members to protect them from a possible infection.

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Previous Forecasts of Total Deaths

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Forecasts show national and state level cumulative reported and predicted deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Travel

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This page includes information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers and travel-related industries.

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COVID-19 Vaccination

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Protect Your Community: get answers to common questions and accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Testing and International Air Travel

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Testing 1-3 days before and 2-5 days after travel may reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when combined with everyday precautions like wearing masks, social distancing, and handwashing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes and in airports and at travelers' destinations.

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How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

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Clinical Mitigation (Non-US Settings)

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Strategies to ensure adequate provision of care for mildly to moderately ill COVID-19 patients, and delivery of other non-COVID-19 essential health services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Markets: Operational considerations for COVID-19 mitigation measures in low resource settings

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Markets are a critical place of commerce and a source of many essential goods, but they can pose potential risks for COVID-19 transmission. This document provides suggestions for mitigating COVID-19 transmission in markets in low-resource settings and describes considerations associated with each mitigation measure.

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Operational Considerations for Immunization Services during COVID-19 in Non-US Settings Focusing on Low-Middle Income Countries

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn COVID-19 operational considerations to implement immunization services in non-US countries with low or middle incomes.

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Maintaining Essential Services for Malaria in Low-Resource Countries

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

If essential malaria interventions are significantly disrupted due to COVID-19 challenges, numbers of malaria cases will significantly increase, and death rates could double.

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Engaging Community Health Workers to Support Home-based care for people with COVID-19 in low-resource settings

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This document provides suggestions for how Community Health Workers can support home-based care in low resource settings, including different actions community health workers can take to support patients, their families, and their communities during COVID-19, and how to identify which people are eligible for home-based care.

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COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Search COVID-19 risk assessment by country larger map

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Crew Disembarkations through Commercial Travel

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This webpage describes the criteria for and status of cruise ship response plans required for crew disembarkation with commercial travel.

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How to Wear Masks

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.

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K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Answers to frequently asked questions concerning how administrators, teachers, and parents should respond to COVID-19.

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Toolkit for Correctional and Detention Facilities

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance and tools to help administrators of correctional and detention facilities make decisions and protect and communicate with staff, people who are incarcerated, and their communities during COVID-19.

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What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are a normal sign that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

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Health Departments

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Resources for State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Health Departments

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Migration and Border Health

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

The objective of screening is to reduce the international spread of communicable disease by detecting departing travelers who are sick or who have been exposed to the disease and preventing them from leaving the country they are in (exit screening) or by detecting them upon arrival and directing them to appropriate care and follow up, as needed (entry screening).

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Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Laboratories

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding laboratory testing, biosafety and COVID-19.

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Data Visualization

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

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Correctional and Detention Facilities

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities

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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs in Correctional and Detention Centers

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination in correctional and detention centers. For general information about COVID-19 vaccine, please see the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Information page.

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Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination for Residents of Long-term Care Facilities

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Vaccinating LTCF residents will save lives. Making sure LTCF residents can receive COVID-19 vaccination as soon as vaccines are available will help save the lives of those who are most at risk of dying from COVID-19. According to ACIP's recommendations, long-term care facility residents include adults who reside in facilities that provide a range of services, including medical and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently. The communal nature of LTCFs and the population served (generally older adults often with underlying medical conditions) puts facility residents at increased risk of infection and severe illness from COVID-19

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COVID-19 Rapid Assessment of Point of Entry Capacity (RAPC)

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC's rapid risk assessment protocol for point of entry capacity provides a qualitative assessment tool for determining public health needs and capabilities at a point of entry (POE) to address Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) preparedness and response. This qualitative assessment tool is meant to complement other more quantitative tools for POE assessment.

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Handwashing

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Provides guidance on how and when to wash your hands to prevent COVID-19.

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How to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in densely populated areas globally

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

High-density urban areas, including global big cities, may face challenges implementing COVID-19 mitigation measures due to space limitations within and between households and limited water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure. This document offers suggestions for community mitigation measures in densely populated, international, low-resource settings.

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When Vaccine is Limited, Who Gets Vaccinated First?

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Because the supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is expected to be limited at first, CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. CDC made this recommendation on December 3, 2020, and based it on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts.

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Providing Spiritual and Psychosocial Support to People with COVID-19 at Home (Non-US Settings)

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Help protect faith and community volunteers stay safe in the context of COVID-19, when providing spiritual and psychosocial support.

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Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC's Considerations

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC offers considerations for ways in which schools can help protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Considerations for Events and Gatherings

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn how to plan various size gatherings during COVID-19 to enhance the protection of individuals and communities.

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Contact Tracing

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Access tools, workflow, and program guidance for COVID-19 contact tracing.

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Guidance for U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Staff for the Establishment and Management of Public Health Rapid Response Teams for Disease Outbreaks: COVID-19 Disease Supplement Infographic

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance for U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Staff for the Establishment and Management of Public Health Rapid Response Teams for Disease Outbreaks: COVID-19 Disease Supplement Infographic

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How to Make 0.1% Chlorine Solution to Disinfect Surfaces in Healthcare Settings

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

How to Make 0.1% Chlorine Solution to Disinfect Surfaces in Healthcare Settings

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At-Home Testing

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn more about how at-home testing and collection allow you to collect a specimen at home and either send it to a testing facility or perform the test at home.

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Cases, Data, and Surveillance

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and preparing for the potential of community spread in the United States.

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Considerations for Use of SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Testing in Nursing Homes

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Testing in Nursing Homes

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Messages and graphics to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

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Clinical Questions about COVID-19: Questions and Answers

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

FAQ for Healthcare Professionals

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Testing Guidelines for Nursing Homes

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes

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Improving Ventilation in Your Home

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

If a visitor needs to be in your home, improving ventilation (air flow) can help prevent virus particles from accumulating in the air in your home. Good ventilation, along with other preventive actions, like staying 6 feet apart and wearing masks, can help prevent you from getting and spreading Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Because COVID-19 is a new disease with new vaccines, you may have questions about what happens before, during, and after your appointment to get vaccinated. These tips will help you know what to expect when you get vaccinated, what information your provider will give you, and resources you can use to monitor your health after you are vaccinated.

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Isolate If You Are Sick

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Separate yourself from others if you have COVID-19.

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Providing Care and Treatment for People Living with HIV in Low-Resource Non-US Settings During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This document offers operational considerations for maintaining essential HIV services in low-resource settings in the context of COVID-19.

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Vaccination Considerations for People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Healthcare personnel who are pregnant or breastfeeding may get vaccinated for COVID-19, but there are many considerations that go into that decision.

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Community Mitigation (Non-US Settings)

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Suggestions for individuals, partners, and ministries of health to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in low-resource environments and considerations associated with each measure.

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Prevent Getting Sick

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.

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