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

Cases in the U.S.

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:17:00 GMT

CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State

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Healthcare Facilities That Have Implemented COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Healthcare Facilities That Have Implemented COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting

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Vaccines

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 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 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing among Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant (RIM) Populations: Important Considerations for Health Departments

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

The page provides guidance to health departments regarding contact tracing among refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) populations.

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Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), May 2020

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19.

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Things to Know about the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Five things that people need to know about COVID-19, including how to slow the spread, know their risk, protect themselves, what to do when sick, how to get testing, and what the symptoms are.

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10 Things Healthcare Professionals Need to Know about U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Plans

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Learn the 10 things healthcare professionals need to know about where U.S. COVID-19 vaccination planning currently stands.

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Ship Crew Well-Being During COVID-19

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Learn more about coping with stress for crew members.

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COVIDView Weekly Summary

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

COVIDView

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Guidance for Dental Settings

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Dental Settings

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COVID-19 and Animals

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Travel

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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When to Quarantine

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Quarantine If You Might Be Sick

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page

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Operational Considerations for Adapting a Contact Tracing Program to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Contact tracing is a key component of controlling transmission of infectious diseases. This document is for CDC country offices, ministries of health, sub-national public health authorities, and other implementing partners in non-US settings. While select adaptations may be relevant for any jurisdiction, the document focuses on adaptations that might be especially useful in low- and middle-income countries.

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Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Checklists for back to school planning

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Clinical Questions about COVID-19: Questions and Answers

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

FAQ for Healthcare Professionals

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Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

List of public service announcements related to coronavirus.

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Interim Considerations for K-12 School Administrators for SARS-CoV-2 Testing

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Interim Considerations for K-12 School Administrators for SARS-CoV-2 Testing

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Holiday Celebrations

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 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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Information for Clinicians on Therapeutic Options for COVID-19 Patients

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

There are no drugs or other therapeutics presently approved by the FDA to prevent or treat COVID-19.

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Workplaces and Businesses

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Workplaces and Businesses

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Previous Forecasts of Total Deaths

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 12:05:00 GMT

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

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Care for Breastfeeding Women

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Find information on managing breastfeeding patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

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Crew Disembarkations through Commercial Travel

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 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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Scaling Up Staffing Roles in Case Investigation and Contact Tracing

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

This section describes the workforce needed to quickly scale up COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing activities, including specific job roles.

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Interim Considerations for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Correctional and Detention Facilities

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

This document is intended to provide considerations on the appropriate use of testing and does not dictate the determination of payment decisions or insurance coverage of such testing, except as may be otherwise referenced (or prescribed) by another entity or federal or state agency.

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Know Your Travel Risk

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Some travel activities, like staying at guest lodgings, can increase your risk of getting COVID-19. Your chances of exposure are higher if you come into close contact with others, especially people you don't know, or use shared public facilities.

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Communications Toolkit for Health Departments

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

This toolkit will help health departments develop their communications with communities about COVID-19 contact tracing.

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Migration and Border Health

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 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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Information for Pediatric Healthcare Providers

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Information when managing pediatric patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

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Treatments Your Healthcare Provider Might Recommend for Severe Illness

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

This page provides a broad overview of therapies that are currently recommended for COVID-19 treatment. The FDA can issue emergency use authorizations (EUAs) to allow healthcare providers to use products that are not yet approved, or are approved for other uses, to treat patients with COVID-19 if certain legal requirements are met. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed and regularly updates Treatment Guidelines to help guide healthcare providers caring patients with COVID-19. Any treatments that are used for COVID-19 should be under the care of a healthcare provider.

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Staffing Resources

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Federal staffing resources for health departments.

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COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Sector Response Planning

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Find CDC's guidance for critical workers on how to develop a COVID-19 response plan.

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Considerations for Owners and Operators of Multifamily Housing Including Populations at Increased Risk for Complications from COVID-19

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Read CDC's guidance for administrators of multifamily housing (e.g., apartments, condos, townhouses). Find strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Considerations for Institutes of Higher Education

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Explore CDC's considerations for institutes of higher education regarding COVID-19.

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Contact Tracing

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Contact tracing is used by health departments to prevent the spread of infectious diseased. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who have an infectious disease (cases) and people who they came in contact with (contacts) and working with them to interrupt disease spread. For COVID-19, this includes asking people with cases to isolate and their contacts to quarantine at home voluntarily.

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Schools and Childcare Programs

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Schools & Childcare: Guidance for School Settings

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Testing Strategy for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in High-Density Critical Infrastructure Workplaces after a COVID-19 Case Is Identified

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Workers in critical infrastructure sectors may be permitted to work if asymptomatic after potential exposure to a confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), provided that worker infection prevention recommendations and controls are implemented. Outbreaks of illness among workers in food-producing facilities and surrounding communities have raised unique questions that identified the need for testing for COVID-19 to supplement existing guidance. This document presents different testing strategy options for exposed co-workers when public health organizations and employers determine testing is needed to help support existing disease control measures. Such strategies can aid in identifying infectious individuals with the goal of reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the workplace. These strategies augment and do not replace existing guidance.

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Contact Tracing by Community Health Workers in Low-Resource, Non-US Settings

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

This document provides information on how community health workers (CHWs) can support contact tracing efforts related to COVID-19 in low resource and resource-limited non-U.S. settings. The considerations can be adapted to follow national or local guidelines and account for local context.

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Screening K-12 Students for Symptoms of COVID-19: Limitations and Considerations

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Provides guidance to K-12 schools on how to screen for COVID-19 symptoms as part of reopening schools in fall 2020.

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Guidance for SARS-CoV-2 Point-of-Care Testing

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

This CDC webpage provides guidance on the regulatory requirements for SARS-CoV-2 POC testing, using POC tests safely, and information on reporting POC test results.

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Information for School Nurses and Other Healthcare Personnel (HCP) Working in Schools and Child Care Settings

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Information and resources for school nurses and other healthcare personnel working in schools and child care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 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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How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Learn about the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine recommendation process and the goals and principles guiding decisions if there is a limited supply at first.

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8 Things to Know about Vaccine Planning

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Learn the 8 things you need to know about where U.S. COVID-19 vaccination plans since a vaccine may become available before the end of the year.

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Toolkit: One Health Approach to Address Companion Animals with SARS-CoV-2

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

This toolkit provides recommendations for public health and animal health officials involved in managing companion animals diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2.

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Prioritizing Case Investigations and Contact Tracing for COVID-19 in High Burden Jurisdictions

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

This new guidance further refines prioritization recommendations and presents emerging modeling data regarding timeframes for effectiveness.

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Data on COVID-19 during Pregnancy

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Pregnant women with COVID-19 are significantly more likely to be hospitalized, admitted to the intensive care unit, and receive mechanical ventilation than nonpregnant women. Risk of death is similar for both groups. But much remains unknown.

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

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Case Investigation and Contact Tracing : Part of a Multipronged Approach to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Contact Tracing : Part of a Multipronged Approach to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance on preparing for, preventing, and managing the spread of COVID-19 in correctional and detention facilities.

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Health Equity

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Systemic health and social inequities have put people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk from COVID-19. Take steps to reduce health disparities.

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Contact Tracing for COVID-19

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

This section provides steps and consideration that jurisdictions can use to develop a protocol for the tracing of close contacts.

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Public Health Guidance for Community-Related Exposure

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Public Health Recommendations for People in U.S. Communities Exposed to a Person with Known or Suspected COVID-19, other than Health Workers or other Critical Infrastructure Workers

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FAQs for Law Enforcement Agencies and Personnel

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Find answers to frequently asked questions from law enforcement agencies and personnel regarding COVID-19.

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Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID -19 Not in Healthcare Settings

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Limited information is available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness, transmission efficiency, and the duration of viral shedding for persons with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This guidance is based on available information about COVID-19 and subject to change as additional information becomes available.

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Considerations for Traveling Amusement Parks and Carnivals

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

As traveling amusement park and carnival operations resume in some areas of the United States, CDC offers the following considerations.

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Considerations for Casinos and Gaming Operations

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

As some casinos and gaming operations resume in some areas of the United States, CDC offers the following considerations for ways in which casino and gaming operators can help protect staff and customers and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 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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Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

There are several things to consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel in the United States. This includes the following: is COVID-19 spreading where you're going, will you be in close contact with others, are you at higher risk of severe illness if you do get COVID-19, do you have a plan for taking time off from work or school, do you live with someone who is older or has a severe chronic health condition, and is COVID-19 spreading where you live?

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Previous COVID-19 Forecasts: Cases

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 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: Cases

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased Persons with Known or Suspected COVID-19

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Interim Guidance for Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19

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Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have only mild illness and should recover at home. Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help protect people who are at risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

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General Business Frequently Asked Questions

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Find answers to frequently asked questions for businesses and employers of critical workers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

CDC recommends a quarantine period of 14 days. Based on local circumstances and resources, this page offers options to shorten quarantine.

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After You Travel

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Depending on your travel history, you will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread.

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Previous COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Testing and International Air Travel

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 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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COVID-19 Published Science and Research

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

CDC is learning more about how COVID-19 spreads and affects people and communities. Read more about what we're finding out in our CDC publications, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

If you have or think you might have COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people. Staying away from others helps stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Considerations for Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Settings

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

These infection prevention and control considerations are for healthcare facilities providing obstetric care for pregnant patients with confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or pregnant persons under investigation (PUI) in inpatient obstetric healthcare settings including obstetrical triage, labor and delivery, recovery and inpatient postpartum settings.

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Guidance for Health Departments about COVID-19 Testing in the Community

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Considerations and recommendations for health departments supporting COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) testing in communities, schools, workplaces, and healthcare settings.

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People with Certain Medical Conditions

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

People of Any Age with Underlying Medical Conditions

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Commercial Laboratory Seroprevalence Survey Data

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Systems that are collecting and reporting COVID data

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COVID-19 One-Stop Shop Toolkits

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

One-Stop Shop for COVID-19 Resources

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Know When to Delay your Travel to Avoid Spreading COVID-19

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Advice on when and how long people should delay their domestic or international travel to avoid spreading COVID-19.

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Laboratory Capacity

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Resources for laboratories to conduct testing to identify new cases of coronavirus disease 2019.

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Southern Border Toolkit for Partners

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

CDC created this airline toolkit for airlines that are educating/informing travelers and crew about COVID-19.

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What Long-Haul Truck Driver Employers Need to Know about COVID-19

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Learn what long-haul truck drivers need to know during COVID-19.​

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Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens for COVID-19

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Health care providers should contact their local/state health department immediately to notify them of patients with fever and lower respiratory illness who they suspect may have COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Training​

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Training Guidance and Resources

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What Long-Haul Truck Driver Employees Need to Know about COVID-19

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Learn what manufacturing workers and employers need to know during COVID-19.

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People at Increased Risk

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

People Who Need to Take Extra Precautions

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Assessing Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19 Illness

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

CDC is conducting disease surveillance and field investigations to better understand why some people are more likely to develop severe COVID-19 illness.

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COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death by Race/Ethnicity

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and death by race/ethnicity

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COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Search COVID-19 risk assessment by country larger map

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Wear Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Effective immediately, CDC is strongly recommending that masks are worn by all passengers on and operators of public transportation conveyances to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Household Checklist

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

You can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak. Learn what you can do to prepare your home and family.

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Cases & Deaths by County

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 21:04:37 GMT

Find national and local rates for COVID cases and deaths in the United States.

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How to Wear Masks

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 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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Toolkit for Summer Camps

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 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 People 18 to 24

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 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 Childcare Programs

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Protect Yourself When Using Transportation

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

As schools, businesses, and community organizations begin providing services, consider ways that you can protect yourself and slow the spread of COVID-19 when using transportation.

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