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.

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 17:18:00 GMT

CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State

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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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Staffing Resources

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Federal staffing resources for health departments.

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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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Crew Disembarkations through Commercial Travel

Tue, 01 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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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page

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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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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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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 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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Healthcare Facilities That Have Implemented COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Healthcare Facilities That Have Implemented COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting

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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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Information for Clinicians on Therapeutic Options for COVID-19 Patients

Mon, 30 Nov 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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Treatments Your Healthcare Provider Might Recommend for Severe Illness

Mon, 30 Nov 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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10 Things Healthcare Professionals Need to Know about U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Plans

Mon, 30 Nov 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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COVIDView Weekly Summary

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

COVIDView

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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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COVID-19 Forecasts: Cases

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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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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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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Toolkit for People 15 to 17

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Returning to Work

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:00:00 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 Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 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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How to Make Masks

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

How to Make Cloth Face Coverings

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Older Adults

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 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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How to Protect Yourself & Others

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 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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Things to Know about the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fri, 27 Nov 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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Data on COVID-19 during Pregnancy

Fri, 27 Nov 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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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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Holiday Celebrations

Fri, 27 Nov 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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Daily Activities and Going Out

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Going Out

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Previous Forecasts of Total Deaths

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:10:00 GMT

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

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For Specific Industries and Occupations

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Worker Safety and Support

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

Wed, 25 Nov 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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COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths

Wed, 25 Nov 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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Guidance for Administrators in Parks and Recreational Facilities

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance for park administrators

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Vaccines

Wed, 25 Nov 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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Previous COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Preparedness Tools for Healthcare Professionals and Facilities Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

To aid healthcare professionals and hospitals, CDC has developed two checklists that identify key actions that can be taken now to enhance preparedness for potential or confirmed patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Previous COVID-19 Forecasts: Cases

Wed, 25 Nov 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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How to Report COVID-19 Laboratory Data

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Reporting COVID-19 Laboratory Data

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About CDC COVID-19 Data

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

CDC reports COVID-19 case counts, deaths, and laboratory testing numbers daily online. Data on the COVID-19 website and CDC's COVID Data Tracker are based on the most recent numbers reported by states, territories, and other jurisdictions. Data are dependent on jurisdictions' timely and accurate reporting.

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Prevent Getting Sick

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Know Your Travel Risk - Lodging Infographic

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and loved ones.If you travel:Renting a house or cabin with people you live with is safer than staying overnight in lodgings with people from outside of your household.

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Know Your Travel Risk - Camping Infographic

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Know which dining options are safer.Bringing your own food and drinks, or using drive-thru, delivery, and curbside pickup options are safer than dining at a restaurant.If you dine at a restaurant, eating outdoors is safer than eating indoors.

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Know Your Travel Risk - Food During Travel Infographic

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Know which dining options are safer.Bringing your own food and drinks, or using drive-thru, delivery, and curbside pickup options are safer than dining at a restaurant.If you dine at a restaurant, eating outdoors is safer than eating indoors.

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Know Your Travel Risk - Transportation Infographic

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and loved ones.If you travel:Short trips with no stops are safer than longer road trips with one or more stops.Traveling only with household members is safer than traveling with people who don't live with you.

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Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

List of public service announcements related to coronavirus.

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Different COVID-19 Vaccines

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 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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Guidance for SARS-CoV-2 Point-of-Care Testing

Tue, 24 Nov 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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Know Your Travel Risk

Tue, 24 Nov 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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Prioritizing COVID-19 Contact Tracing Mathematical Modeling Methods and Findings

Mon, 23 Nov 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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Prioritizing Case Investigations and Contact Tracing for COVID-19 in High Burden Jurisdictions

Mon, 23 Nov 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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Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, they teach our cells how to make a protein-or even just a piece of a protein-that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. That immune response, which produces antibodies, is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.

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Strategies for Optimizing Supply of N95 Respirators

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Learn how to optimize N95 respirators during COVID-19.

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Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Learn about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination based on what experts currently know. Vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic.

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Recommendations for Tribal Ceremonies and Gatherings During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Recommendations to help tribal communities, elders, and leaders decide how best to keep their communities safe and work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when holding tribal ceremonies such as sweat lodge gatherings, seasonal ceremonies, pow wows and rodeos.

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

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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CDC's role in helping cruise ship travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas occupied by those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19. It is aimed at limiting the survival of SARS-CoV-2 in key environments.

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Travelers Returning from Cruise Ship and River Cruise Voyages

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

CDC recommends that all people defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide. That's because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is high. Older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease, should especially defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, because of their increased risk for severe disease.

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Community Mitigation

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Actions that persons and communities can take to help slow the transmission of the virus in communities.

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After You Travel

Mon, 23 Nov 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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Considerations for Election Polling Locations and Voters

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Recommended Precautions for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Election Polling Locations

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Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Purpose: This document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of facemasks in healthcare settings when there is limited supply. It does not address other aspects of pandemic planning; for those, healthcare facilities can refer to COVID-19 preparedness plans.

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Targeted Wastewater Surveillance at Facilities, Institutions, and Workplaces

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Use these recommendations to implement wastewater-based disease surveillance. Wastewater-based disease surveillance is a rapidly developing science, and CDC will update guidance and information as it becomes available.

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Public Health Interpretation and Use of Wastewater Surveillance Data

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Use these recommendations to implement wastewater-based disease surveillance. Wastewater-based disease surveillance is a rapidly developing science, and CDC will update guidance and information as it becomes available.

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Wastewater Surveillance Data Reporting & Analytics

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Wastewater Surveillance Data Reporting & Analytics

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Wastewater Surveillance Testing Methods

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Use these recommendations to implement wastewater-based disease surveillance. Wastewater-based disease surveillance is a rapidly developing science, and CDC will update guidance and information as it becomes available.

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Developing a Wastewater Surveillance Sampling Strategy

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Use this guidance to implement wastewater-based disease surveillance. Wastewater-based disease surveillance is a rapidly developing science, and CDC will continue to update guidance and information as it becomes available.

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Cases, Data, and Surveillance

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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State Public Health Veterinarians and Animal Health Officials

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Recommendations, guidance and other tools for state public health veterinarians and animal health officials to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Contact Tracing for COVID-19

Mon, 23 Nov 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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Investigating a COVID-19 Case

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

This section provides a step-by-step guide for conducting a COVID-19 case investigation, including operational questions that a jurisdiction should consider while planning their activities.

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Contact Tracing Resources for Health Departments

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Contact Tracing

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Testing and International Air Travel

Sat, 21 Nov 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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How CDC Determines the Level of a Country's COVID-19 Travel Health Notice

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 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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Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Frequently Asked Questions about Remote TeleICAR Assessments

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Frequently asked questions about Remote TeleICAR Assessments, a tool used to prevent and control infections in nursing homes during COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Complicates Other Disasters

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

When Hurricane Laura slammed into the Gulf Coast with 150 mph winds, Troy Ritter headed for Louisiana to help make sure water plants could get up and running again. But the COVID-19 pandemic "made everything we do harder."

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Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

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Preparing for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Guidance for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to take steps to assess and improve their preparedness for responding to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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8 Things to Know about Vaccine Planning

Fri, 20 Nov 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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Maintaining Essential Health Services During COVID-19 in Low Resource, Non-U.S. Settings

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:00:00 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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Operational Considerations for Containing COVID-19 in non-US Healthcare Settings

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

Healthcare Provider and Facility Guidance for Non-US Settings

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT

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

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Responder Stories

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 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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