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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2019 Novel Coronavirus

Cases in the U.S.

Sat, 04 Dec 2021 18:20:00 GMT

CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page

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Health Equity in Action

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Health Equity in Action

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET)

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn about hospital surveillance (rates) and how that information helps find who is most at risk for severe illness and death, including important demographic information

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Overview of COVID-19 Isolation for K-12 Schools

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Information about isolating for COVID-19 in K-12 Schools

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COVID-19 Vaccines that Require 2 Shots

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

If you receive a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you will need 2 shots to get the most protection.

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Information about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is an mRNA vaccine that requires 2 shots, 28 days apart. Learn about safety data, efficacy, and clinical trial demographics.

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Preparing for Your COVID-19 Vaccination

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This information will help you prepare for your COVID-19 vaccination.

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Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Pregnant people need to take steps to protect themselves and stay healthy during the COVID-19.

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COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

Fri, 03 Dec 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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COVID-19 Published Science and Research

Fri, 03 Dec 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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What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

Thu, 02 Dec 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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Getting Your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Information about how to get a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card, what to do if you have documentation from vaccination in another country, and how to recognize vaccine card fraud.

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Science Briefs

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC is learning more about how COVID-19 spreads and affects people and communities. Learn more by viewing scientific briefs and agendas.

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Science Brief: Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant

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

Thu, 02 Dec 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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Laws and Regulations

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help our country cope during the pandemic, CDC has occasionally issued legally binding orders and regulations. They are listed here.

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International Travel

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Travel requirements have changed for all passengers traveling to the United States by air. Know what you need to do to board a flight to the United States.

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Travel

Thu, 02 Dec 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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Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States

Thu, 02 Dec 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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Non-U.S. citizen, Non-U.S. immigrants: Air Travel to the United States

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Noncitizen nonimmigrants must be fully vaccinated to travel by air to the US. When you travel to the US by air, you are also required to show a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery.

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International Travel During COVID-19

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 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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Staffing Resources

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Federal staffing resources for health departments.

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Reporting County-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC's COVID Data Tracker provides county-level COVID-19 vaccination data in the United States. This site provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. It allows users to explore standardized data

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Testing Data in the U.S.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 19:30:00 GMT

Testing in the U.S.

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Find out if you can board a flight to the United States

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Answer a few questions to find out what is required to board a flight to the United States.

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SARS-CoV-2 Variant Classifications and Definitions

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have been reported in many countries around the world. Learn more about the current variants of concern.

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Reporting COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Information on COVID-19 vaccination data reported in CDC's COVID Data Tracker.

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Previous COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths

Wed, 01 Dec 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: Cases

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Search COVID-19 risk assessment by country larger map

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Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn the key things you need to know about the new COVID-19 vaccines.

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Responder Stories

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including symptoms, complications, transmission, prevention, treatment, and summary updates of the outbreak.

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The CDC That Never Sleeps

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

When Bob Briley retired as a firefighter and paramedic in West Palm Beach, FL to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), he was accustomed to a 24/7 schedule with a certain level of unpredictability. He also knew that his poised under pressure temperament was an asset to his success. When he brought that skill set to CDC in 2009 as a Deployment Briefing Coordinator during H1N1, he may have solidified his path as one who works in the places that never sleep.

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Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination

Tue, 30 Nov 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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How to Protect Yourself & Others

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

The best way to prevent COVID-19 infection is to avoid exposure to this virus and follow these everyday preventative actions.

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v-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This registry collects health information from pregnant people who get vaccinated. This helps to expand vaccine safety data to further ensure vaccine safety.

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About COVID-19 Vaccine Delivered and Administration Data

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC is using both new and existing information technology (IT) systems to rapidly collect reliable data about how many doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered (distribution) and how many people have been vaccinated with those doses (administration)

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Specific Groups of People

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Although the vaccine supply is currently limited, CDC is working toward making vaccines widely available for everyone at no cost. Learn more about your state's plan.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

People who have had 2 shots of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines may need to start receiving a COVID-19 booster shot 8 months after their second dose.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Older Adults

Mon, 29 Nov 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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COVID-19 Vaccination for Essential Workers

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

The CDC recommends essential workers be included among those offered the first supply of COVID-19 vaccines.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Underlying Medical Conditions

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

If you have an underlying medical condition, this can help you make an informed decision about getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

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Improving Ventilation in Your Home

Wed, 24 Nov 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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Interactive Ventilation Tool

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Use this interactive tool to see how particle levels change as you adjust ventilation settings.

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Different COVID-19 Vaccines

Wed, 24 Nov 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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Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. Learn about possible side effects and some helpful tips to relieve side effects.

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Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Noncitizen nonimmigrants must be fully vaccinated to travel by air to the US. Some categories of noncitizen nonimmigrants are excepted from the requirement but will need to fulfill other requirements.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Would Like to Have a Baby

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This page uses medical data and research to provide information to males and females who would like to have a baby while getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Kids 12 years of age and older can get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Get a vaccine for your child as soon as you can.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC recommends that moderately or severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least four weeks after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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Reporting COVID-19 Vaccination Demographic Data

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC's COVID Data Tracker provides COVID-19 vaccination data in the United States, including Demographic Characteristics of People Receiving COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States.

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COVID-19 Vaccines and Severe Allergic Reactions

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn about the types of allergic reactions you should watch out for, like anaphylaxis, and what to do if you experience one after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination in Children

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This page is designed to answer frequently asked questions concerning children receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This page was designed to dispel myths relating to children receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

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COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death by Age

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and death by age group

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COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death by Race/Ethnicity

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Information for Health Departments on Reporting Cases of COVID-19

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is a disease caused by the newly emerged coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. To prevent further spread of SARS-CoV-2 and to collect information to better understand the virus and its impact on health outcomes, CDC has developed a form that provides a standardized approach to reporting COVID-19 cases (individuals with at least one respiratory specimen that tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19). These data are needed to track the impact of the outbreak and inform public health response.

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Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Fri, 19 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Interim public health recommendations describing the type of activities people who are fully vaccinated can do once fully vaccinated.

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

Fri, 19 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Fri, 19 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is an mRNA vaccine that requires 2 shots, 21 days apart. Learn about safety data, efficacy, and clinical trial demographics.

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About COVID-19 Vaccines

Fri, 19 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

What you need to know about vaccines, including frequently asked questions and benefits of getting vaccinated.

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Considerations for Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Settings

Fri, 19 Nov 2021 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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Investigating the Impact of COVID-19 during Pregnancy

Fri, 19 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC is supporting multiple efforts to better understand the impact of COVID-19 during pregnancy on both the mother and infant. Data collected as part of these efforts can help direct public health action and inform clinical guidance for the care of affected pregnant women and their infants.

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COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Fri, 19 Nov 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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COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

This webpage provides information for people with disabilities or conditions that may increase their risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, and for their care providers.

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Commercial Laboratory Seroprevalence Survey Data

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Systems that are collecting and reporting COVID data

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COVID-19 and Animals

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Teachers, School Staff, and Childcare Workers

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Teachers and staff in pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 (pre-K-12 schools) and childcare workers are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines.

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Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

List of public service announcements related to coronavirus.

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COVID-19 Graphics and Buttons

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC has provided buttons and badges for public use. The graphic can be placed in any way that works best for your particular site. We are hoping to see this graphic on as many sites as possible to enhance access to up to date information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Southern Border Toolkit for Partners

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 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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Clinical Questions about COVID-19: Questions and Answers

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

FAQ for Healthcare Professionals

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Estimated COVID-19 Burden

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Learn about the estimated number of people in the United States who have had the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Steps for Determining Close Contact and Quarantine in K-12 Schools

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Infographic for identifying COVID-19 close contacts in K-12 school settings and public health recommendations for close contacts.

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Overview of COVID-19 Quarantine for K-12 Schools

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Information about COVID-19 quarantine for K-12 schools

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Responding to COVID-19 Cases in K-12 Schools: Resources for School Administrators

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

A guide for school administrators on how to address COVID-19 cases in schools.

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Toolkit for Responding to COVID-19 Cases

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Toolkit for K-12 school administrators with resources for responding to COVID-19 cases

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Science Brief: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 schools

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 transmission in schools is associated with community transmission. Transmission spread within schools can be limited with strict implementation of layered mitigation strategies.

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How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 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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COVID-19 Vaccine Reporting Systems

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. Learn about clinical trials and different safety monitoring systems.

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CDC Recommends Use of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Resume

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

A review of all available data at this time shows that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine's known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks.

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Plain language cleaning and disinfection guidance (for community settings)

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Domestic Travel During COVID-19

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 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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eCR Now: COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) is the automated generation and transmission of case reports from the electronic health record (EHR) to public health agencies for review and action. eCR makes disease reporting from healthcare to public health faster and easier. eCR Now allows for rapid adoption and implementation of eCR for COVID-19, enabling real-time tracking.

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Myocarditis and Pericarditis Following mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

CDC and its partners are monitoring reports of myocarditis and pericarditis. CDC continues to recommend COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older.

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What Tribal Communities Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Facts about COVID-19 vaccines for American Indian and Native Alaskan tribal communities.

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

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Know What to Expect at Your Child's K- 12 School or Child Care Program

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Parents need to know what to expect at your child's K- 12 school or child care program.

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COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs

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Antibodies and COVID-19

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Antibodies and COVID-19

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Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccines Work

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

All COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. are effective at preventing COVID-19. CDC and other partners continue to assess how they work in real-world conditions.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Experts are working on many different types of assessments to learn how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions.

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Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Vaccines Work

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. are working well based on studies that have looked at how vaccines work in real-world conditions.

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What You Should Know About the Possibility of COVID-19 Illness After Vaccination

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. However, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19 if they are exposed to the virus that causes it.

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Sample Letters for Schools

Mon, 08 Nov 2021 05:00:00 GMT

Customizable sample letters for school districts and schools to share information about COVID-19 testing programs with parents and staff.

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