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

Frequently Asked Questions

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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US COVID-19 Cases Caused by Variants

Thu, 25 Feb 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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Interim Guidance for Homeless Service Providers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Interim guidance for homeless service providers to plan and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Operational Considerations for Community Isolation Centers for COVID-19 in Low-Resource Settings

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This document describes how to set up a Community Isolation Center for COVID-19 patients who are not able to isolate at home, but may not be ill enough to be hospitalized. This document is to be used in global settings, not in the US.

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

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 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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Talking with the Patient - A Case Investigator's Guide to COVID-19

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This document focuses on communication strategies for case interviews and provides suggested language for case investigators as they cover each topic area during an interview.

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Interim Guidance on Unsheltered Homelessness and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for Homeless Service Providers and Local Officials

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance intended to provide key actions that local and state health departments, homelessness service systems, housing authorities, emergency planners, healthcare facilities, and homeless outreach services can take to protect people experiencing homelessness from the spread of COVID-19.

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

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and homes.

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Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take Now to Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Steps that healthcare facilities can take to prepare for an outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among patients and staff.

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Migration and Border Health

Thu, 25 Feb 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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Publications about COVID-19 for Laboratories

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Publications from CDC lab professionals during the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.

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Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines will undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. Adverse events described on this page have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

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

Thu, 25 Feb 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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Cases in the U.S.

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:44:00 GMT

CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State

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Contact Tracing Resources for Health Departments

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC general principles for COVID and what CDC is doing to support contact tracing.

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Considerations for Health Screening for COVID-19 at Points of Entry

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This document is meant to assist Ministries of Health and their point-of-entry (POE) partners in determining whether and how to conduct traveler screening at POE for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

Wed, 24 Feb 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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For Parents: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Information for parents about a condition associated with COVID-19 called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page

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Testing Data in the U.S.

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Testing in the U.S.

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Coronavirus Self-Checker

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus Self-Checker is a tool to help you make decisions on when to seek testing and appropriate medical care.

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Communication Resources for COVID-19 Vaccines

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 vaccines communciation resources including print resources, graphics, social media, web widgets, and other communication tools.

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations

Wed, 24 Feb 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, 24 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths

Wed, 24 Feb 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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Previous Forecasts of Total Deaths

Wed, 24 Feb 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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COVID-19 Forecasts: Cases

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Interim Operational Considerations for Public Health Management of Healthcare Workers Exposed to or Infected with COVID-19: non-US Healthcare Settings

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

These recommendations are intended to be used by healthcare facilities and public health authorities in non-US healthcare settings, particularly focusing on low- and middle-income countries, assisting with the management of HCWs exposed to a person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Testing Overview

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure.

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Improve the Fit and Filtration of Your Mask to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn what to consider regarding the fit and diltration of your mask.

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Percent of Delivered First Vaccine Doses Administered by U.S. States and Territories

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

States and jurisdictions assess their efforts at vaccinating their community and monitor the percentage of the vaccine supply delivered that has been administered.

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Staffing Resources

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Federal staffing resources for health departments.

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How CDC is responding to SARS-CoV-2 variants globally

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

View a map showing reported SARS-CoV-2 variants from around the world. The map will be updated weekly, with data provided by the WHO.

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Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance for healthcare professionals who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.

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Crew Disembarkations through Commercial Travel

Tue, 23 Feb 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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Types of Masks

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Find out how to wear, clean, and make masks.

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COVID-19 Source Investigation

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This update provides additional clarification around traditional contact tracing and guidance on source investigation (reverse or bi-directional contact tracing). This update specifically outlines the full parameters of case investigation which routinely involves attempts to identify the potential source of infection and identify people who may have been exposed (contacts) to the disease to interrupt transmission.

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How CDC Determines the Level of a Country's COVID-19 Travel Health Notice

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC notifies travelers and other audiences about health threats in destinations around the world through Travel Health Notices (THN). During the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC has also provided an interactive world map specifically showing COVID-19 travel recommendations by country.

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What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Tue, 23 Feb 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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Resources Page

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Virtual forum to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine aims to ensure the exchange of information. It will provide practical information on the most effective strategies for building trust in COVID-19 vaccination, using data effectively to optimize vaccine implementation, and maximizing equitable access to vaccine.

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Symptoms of Coronavirus

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Symptoms

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Ship Crew Well-Being During COVID-19

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn more about coping with stress for crew members.

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COVID-19 Published Science and Research

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 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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Vaccines

Mon, 22 Feb 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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Cleaning, Disinfection, and Hand Hygiene in Schools - a Toolkit for School Administrators

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Cleaning, Disinfection, and Hand Hygiene in Schools

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Toolkit for Tribal Communities

Mon, 22 Feb 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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How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

Mon, 22 Feb 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 Questions about COVID-19: Questions and Answers

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

FAQ for Healthcare Professionals

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Operational Considerations for the Identification of Healthcare Workers and Inpatients with Suspected COVID-19 in non-US Healthcare Settings

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance for the Identification of Healthcare Workers and Inpatients with Suspected COVID-19 in non-US Healthcare Settings

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Global Clinical Mitigation

Mon, 22 Feb 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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Contact Tracing Workflow in a non-US setting

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This document is intended to be professionally generated as a job aid for distribution via CDC country offices to local Ministries of Health or National Public Health Institutes with the intent to be given to facilities with frontline healthcare workers doing contact tracing, case investigations, community outreach, or in other ways working with potential contacts. It is meant to serve as a visualization for these individuals to understand the contact tracing process flow, the need for daily monitoring of all contacts, and what will cause the need for a case investigation.

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Resources for Teachers and Staff

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID 19 classroom setup for schools and childcare programs

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People with Certain Medical Conditions

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

People of Any Age with Underlying Medical Conditions

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Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Resources and tools to help pregnant people, breastfeeding women and new parents caring for infants to protect their health and help people who serve these communities communicate with them.

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COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Search COVID-19 risk assessment by country larger map

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

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 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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Prioritizing Case Investigations and Contact Tracing for COVID-19 in High Burden Jurisdictions

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, which is why the CDC recommends older adults receive COVID-19 vaccines.

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Guidance for COVID-19

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC COVID-19 Guidance Documents

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Other People Who Need Extra Precautions

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Other At-Risk Populations

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eCR Now: COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting for Healthcare Providers

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn about how healthcare providers can report COVID-19 cases.

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COVID-19 Vaccination

Fri, 19 Feb 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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Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Test for Current Infection

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Provides information on testing for coronavirus infection, including how to decide about testing, how to get a test, and what to do after a viral test.

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List of COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

List of COVID-19 resources for people with disabilities and those who support them

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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, 19 Feb 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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Travelers Prohibited from Entry to the United States

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

American citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their families who have been in one of the countries listed in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States but will be redirected to one of 13 airports.

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People with Disabilities

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

People with disabilities and those who support them can take steps to prevent illness and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Visiting Beaches and Pools

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This page lists several actions you can take to reduce your risk of getting or spreading the virus when you go to public swim areas, such as beaches, pools, water playgrounds, and hot tubs.

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Considerations for Public Beaches

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

As some communities in the United States consider opening or begin to open public beaches, CDC offers the following considerations for steps beach managers can take to help protect their staff and beach visitors, both in the water and on land, and slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Personal and Social Activities

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Venturing Out? Be Prepared and Stay Safe

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Considerations for Communities of Faith

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith

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COVID-19 Considerations for Animal Activities at Fairs, Shows, and Other Events

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Fair and agricultural show organizers should consider the potential for COVID-19 to spread from person to person, person to animal, and possibly from animal to animal. The risk of animal-to-person spread is considered low.

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Considerations for Community-Based Organizations

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC offers the following considerations for ways Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) can help protect individuals and communities and slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Attending Sporting Events

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Attending a sporting event? Take action before, during, and after the game to lower your risk of getting or spreading COVID-19.

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Event Planning and COVID-19: Questions and Answers

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

FAQs for Event Organizers & Individuals

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When Vaccine is Limited, Who Gets Vaccinated First?

Fri, 19 Feb 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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Small Gatherings

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Tips to safely host or attend small holiday gatherings.

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COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

A review of the week's key data from CDC's COVID Data Tracker, narrative interpretations, and visualizations.

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Older Adults

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Older adults, 65 years and older, are at higher risk for severe illness. COVID-19 is a new disease and we are learning more about it every day.

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List of COVID-19 Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

List of COVID-19 Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities

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Interim Guidance on Developing a COVID-19 Case Investigation & Contact Tracing Plan: Overview

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Interim Guidance on Developing a COVID-19 Case Investigation & Contact Tracing Plan: Overview

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Isolate If You Are Sick

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Separate yourself from others if you have COVID-19.

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Toolkit for Correctional and Detention Facilities

Thu, 18 Feb 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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Large Gatherings

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance about large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Testing and International Air Travel

Thu, 18 Feb 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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Communication Resources for Travelers

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Communication Resources for Travelers regarding travel health alerts and COVID-19.

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After You Travel

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 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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Holiday Celebrations

Thu, 18 Feb 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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Considerations for Events and Gatherings

Thu, 18 Feb 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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Guidance for Wearing Masks

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC's considerations for wearing masks.

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COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death by Race/Ethnicity

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Indicators for Dynamic School Decision-Making

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

State and local governments can use CDC's risk indicators to inform decisions about reopening schools during COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death by Age

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and death by age group

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Summary for Healthcare Facilities: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators during the COVID-19 Response

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Checklist for Healthcare Facilities: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators during the COVID-19 Response

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Correctional and Detention Facilities

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities

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

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 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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