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.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:10:00 GMT

CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State

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Public Health Recommendations

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Healthcare professionals, find information on public health recommendations for caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.

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Patient History and Physical Exam

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Healthcare professionals, find suggested workup for post-COVID conditions.

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Management

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Healthcare professionals, find information on medical management of post-COVID conditions, holistic support for patients with post-COVID conditions, and on patient groups with special considerations.

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General Clinical Considerations

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Find general post-COVID care considerations, considerations for follow-up care from hospital admission, and considerations for SARS-CoV-2 infection or mild-to-moderate acute COVID-19 treated in an outpatient setting.

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Background

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Healthcare professionals, find background for post-COVID conditions from the detailed guidance on evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.

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Assessment and Testing

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Healthcare professionals, find information on laboratory testing and other assessment and testing for evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.

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Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Post-COVID Conditions: Interim Guidance

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Healthcare professionals, find key points for the detailed guidance on evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.

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Future Directions and Resources

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Future directions and resources on evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.

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Air Travel Toolkit for Airline Partners

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Communication Toolkit for Airlines to inform Travelers and Crew

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Road Travel Toolkit for Transportation Partners

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Communication Toolkit for Transportation Partners to Inform Road Travelers

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What Beauty Salon and Barbershop Employees Need to Know about COVID-19

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Learn what beauty salon and barbershop employees need to know to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Cruise Ship Color and Commercial Travel Status

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Considerations for Restaurants and Bars

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

CDC offers considerations for ways in which operators can protect employees, customers, and communities and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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CDC's COVID-19 Weekly Partner Calls

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

CDC's COVID-19 Weekly Partner Calls provide a broad base of partners with updates on the latest guidance, hot topics, and scientific insight on CDC's COVID-19 response efforts. Each week the call focuses on a specific topic, diving deeply to provide more information, followed by a Q&A portion of the call. Questions are accepted ahead of time from the general public, and though not all questions are able to be answered during the call, as many are answered as possible.

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COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Search COVID-19 risk assessment by country larger map

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COVID-19 Employer Information for Gyms and Fitness Centers

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

This factsheet helps gym and fitness center employers prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Testing Strategies for SARS-CoV-2

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

This guidance describes and compares different types of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) testing strategies, including their intended use and applications, regulatory requirements, and reporting requirements.

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Interim Guidance for Rapid Antigen Testing for SARS-CoV-2

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Proper interpretation of antigen test results is important for accurate clinical management of patients with suspected COVID-19. This guidance can help healthcare providers make the most effective use of antigen tests in different situations.

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

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs)

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

A Nucleic Acid Amplification Test, or NAAT, is a type of viral diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Guidance for Healthcare Workers about COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Testing

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2

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Staffing Resources

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Federal staffing resources for health departments.

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V-safe Print Resources

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

The following print-only materials have been developed to support v-safe and vaccine safety.

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Frequently Asked Questions about v-safe

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Get help using v-safe, the health checker for COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Information about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Information about the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine including name, manufacturer, type of vaccine, number of shots, how it is given and links to ingredient information.

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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What Airline Catering Kitchen Workers Need to Know about COVID-19

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Learn what airline catering kitchen workers need to know during COVID-19.

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What Aircraft Maintenance Workers Need to Know about COVID-19

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Learn what aircraft maintenance workers need to know during COVID-19.

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Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Testing

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Information on testing methods in regards to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Guidance for Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers

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Manufacturing Workers and Employers

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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What In-home Social Service Providers and Clients Need to Know about COVID-19

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Guidance for In-home social service providers and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect themselves.

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COVID-19 Communication Plan for Select Non-healthcare Critical Infrastructure Employers

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Suggestions for how and what to communicate to your non-healthcare, critical infrastructure employees about COVID-19.

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Toolkit for H-2A Employers, Partner Agencies, and Partner Organizations

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Learn what agriculture employers, partner agencies, and partner organizations need to know during COVID-19.​

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Protect Yourself When Using Transportation

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Agriculture Workers and Employers

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Interim guidance on COVID-19 for agriculture workers and employers

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Protecting Seafood Processing Workers from COVID-19

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Guidance for seafood processing workers and employers on protection from COVID-19.

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What Bus Transit Operators Need to Know about COVID-19

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

This factsheet provides information to help bus transit employees prevent exposure to COVID-19 while working.

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What Paratransit Operators Need to Know about COVID-19

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Provides paratransit operators with information on COVID-19 and how to protect themselves on the job.

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What Rail Transit Operators Need to Know about COVID-19

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

This factsheet provides information to help rail transit operators to prevent exposure to COVID-19 at their workplace.

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What Transit Station Workers Need to Know about COVID-19

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

This factsheet provides information to help transit station workers to prevent exposure to COVID-19 at their workplace.

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Returning to Work

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Considerations for returning to work to make sure you protect yourself and other by practicing everyday preventive actions during the COVID-19 pandemic

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How to Wear Masks

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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How to Protect Yourself & Others

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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What Airline Customer Service Representatives and Gate Agents Need to Know about COVID-19

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Learn what airline customer service representatives and gate agents need to know during COVID-19.

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Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Until more information becomes available, precautions should be taken in handling specimens that are suspected or confirmed for SARS-CoV-2.

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COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Vaccine Channel Portfolio by Jurisdiction

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

This report provides an overview of the multiple channels being used to ensure all Americans have access to COVID-19 vaccine. Jurisdictional delivery and administration portfolios vary across the United States because of population variability.

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Guidance for Operating Child Care Programs during COVID-19

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

For Child Care Programs That Remain Open

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International Travel During COVID-19

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Domestic Travel During COVID-19

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Safer Travel Tips for Families with Unvaccinated Children

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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When NOT to Travel: Avoid Spreading COVID-19

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Ship Crew Well-Being During COVID-19

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Learn more about coping with stress for crew members.

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Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Communication Resources for COVID-19 Vaccines

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Health Equity in Action

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Health Equity in Action

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Population Connectivity Across Borders (PopCAB) Toolkit

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

The Population Connectivity across Borders (PopCAB) toolkit is a toolkit for gathering and analyzing information about population mobility to inform public health interventions.

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

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Employer Information for Transit Maintenance Workers

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

What Transit Maintenance Workers Need to Know About COVID-19

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COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Older Adults

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Recommendations for Quarantine Duration in Correctional and Detention Facilities

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Quarantine recommendations specific for correctional facilities and detention centers during the outbreak of COVID-19

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

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Previous COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Cases

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page

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COVID-19 Considerations for Cleaner Air Shelters and Cleaner Air Spaces to Protect the Public from Wildfire Smoke

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

The following interim guidance is intended to help reduce the risk of introducing and transmitting SARS-CoV-2 in cleaner air shelters and cleaner air spaces.

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Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Provide guidance to homeless youth so they can protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

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Specific Patient Types

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Resources for clinicians caring for specific patient types during COVID-19, including children, newborns, those with underlying conditions, and others.

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

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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List of COVID-19 Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

List of COVID-19 Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities

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Maintaining Essential Health Services During COVID-19 in Low Resource, Non-U.S. Settings

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Globally, health systems have been challenged by the overwhelming demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources and staff are being diverted to test and treat people with presumed or diagnosed COVID-19, and supplies are limited. Some healthcare services are being compromised in order to meet the demands of caring for COVID-19 patients, and many people fear accessing healthcare facilities due to fear of acquiring the virus.

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

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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v-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

V-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry

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Toolkit for Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 During Elections

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted information for election polling locations and voters, as well as tips for voters on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19

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

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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COVID-19 and Animals

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Social Media Toolkit: COVID-19 Vaccinations

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Messages and graphics to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

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Emergency Shelters in Disaster Response in Global, Low Resource Settings

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

This document provides suggestions that can be considered by emergency shelter staff in global, low-resource settings to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 during disaster response.

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People Experiencing Homelessness

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Because many people who are homeless are older adults or have underlying medical conditions, they may also be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

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Considerations for Institutes of Higher Education

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Vaccines that Require 2 Shots

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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CDC COVID-19 Data

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

CDC reports COVID-19 case counts, deaths, and laboratory testing numbers daily online. Data dependent on jurisdictions' timely and accurate reporting.

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Workplaces and Businesses

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Workplaces and Businesses

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Ventilation

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

CDC recommends a layered strategy to reduce exposures to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This includes using multiple mitigation strategies with several layers of safeguards to reduce the spread of disease and lower the risk of exposure.

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Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (Interim Guidance)

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Guidance for return to work healthcare personnel (HCP) with confirmed COVID-19, or who have suspected COVID-19 (e.g., developed symptoms of a respiratory infection [e.g., cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever] but did not get tested for COVID-19).

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COVID-19 Data Sources

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Additional CDC COVID-related data is supplied by the National Center for Health Statistics, National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, and Wastewater Surveillance.

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

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Information About Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for people aged 18 years and older.

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Publications about COVID-19 for Laboratories

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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