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.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 18:34:00 GMT

CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State

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Staffing Resources

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Federal staffing resources for health departments.

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Science Brief: Background Rationale and Evidence for Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

The risks of SARS-CoV-2 infection in fully vaccinated people cannot be completely eliminated, but the benefits of relaxing some measures may outweigh the residual risk. This page offers background rationale and data for public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people.

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Science Briefs

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Cases

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Preparing for Your COVID-19 Vaccination

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths

Wed, 15 Sep 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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Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

This guidance outlines key considerations for states and healthcare systems to consider strategies for transferring patients, staff, and supplies between health facilities to optimize patient care, balance resources, and minimize use of crisis care standards. One option is the identification of relief healthcare facilities and establishing or coordinating with existing federal, state, or regional Medical Operation Coordination Cells (MOCC). The implementation of the elements highlighted in this guidance can be found in the Federal MOCC Toolkit reference throughout.

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Workplaces and Businesses

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Workplaces and Businesses

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Toolkit for Responding to COVID-19 Cases

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination

Tue, 14 Sep 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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Communication Resources

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Provides guidance documents, communications resources, and other communication tools for regarding COVID-19.

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v-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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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Overview of COVID-19 Isolation for K-12 Schools

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Overview of COVID-19 Quarantine for K-12 Schools

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Information about COVID-19 quarantine for K-12 schools

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COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Search COVID-19 risk assessment by country larger map

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

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Vaccines that Require 2 Shots

Mon, 13 Sep 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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Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Eye Protection

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Purpose: This document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of eye protection 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Southern Border Toolkit for Partners

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Spread in Nursing Homes

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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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Using Antibody Tests for COVID-19

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

CDC has developed interim guidance for how healthcare providers, laboratories, and public health staff should use antibody tests. This guidance also has advice useful for people taking antibody tests, employers, healthcare workers, and people operating group residential facilities.

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Types of Masks

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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 Data Tracker Weekly Review

Fri, 10 Sep 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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Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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

Thu, 09 Sep 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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Understanding Viral Vector COVID-19 Vaccines

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Viral vector vaccines are safe and effective. They use a modified, harmless virus to deliver instructions to our cells that trigger an immune response.

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Healthcare Facilities That Have Implemented COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Healthcare Facilities That Have Implemented COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting

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COVID-19 Vaccine Equity for Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Vaccine equity and addressing vaccine disparities among racial and ethnic minority groups

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COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death by Age

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and death by age group

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COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death by Race/Ethnicity

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Your COVID-19 Vaccination

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

How to get a vaccine, what you need to know before your appointment, and what you can do when you are fully vaccinated.

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Developing Vaccines Quickly

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

A description of how COVID-19 vaccines were developed, tested, authorized, and distributed quickly while maintaining the same high safety standards required for all vaccines.

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CDC's Role in Tracking Variants

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the U.S. and around the world. Learn about surveillance methods CDC uses to keep track of variants.

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Patient Tips: Healthcare Provider Appointments for Post-COVID Conditions

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

The Post-COVID Conditions Healthcare Provider Appointment Tips webpage includes educational tools to help patients, their families, and caregivers manage their healthcare provider appointments for post-COVID Conditions.

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Myocarditis and Pericarditis Following mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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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Operational Considerations for Immunization Services during COVID-19 in Non-US Settings Focusing on Low-Middle Income Countries

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Learn COVID-19 operational considerations to implement immunization services in non-US countries with low or middle incomes.

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Global Clinical Mitigation

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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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Previous COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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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Caring for People with Post-COVID Conditions

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

People with post-COVID conditions and those who support them can find ways to help, ways to cope with stress, and additional resources and support groups.

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What You Need to Know about Variants

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Since November 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) has reported a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in London and southeast England. This rapid increase in cases has been linked to a different version-or variant-of the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).

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Social Media Toolkit: COVID-19 Vaccinations

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Messages and graphics to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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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COVID-19 Graphics and Buttons

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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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Testing Communication Toolkit

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

COVID-19 testing resources for health departments and testing locations including fact sheeta and social media sample messages

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Different COVID-19 Vaccines

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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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When You've Been Fully Vaccinated

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Recommendations on what activities people can do after they have been fully vaccinated, including how to gather safely with vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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 People with Underlying Medical Conditions

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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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Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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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Vaccines for COVID-19

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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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Safer Travel Tips for Families with Unvaccinated Children

Wed, 01 Sep 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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Cases & Deaths by County

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Reporting COVID-19 Vaccination Demographic Data

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 04:00:00 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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Schools and Childcare Programs

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Schools & Childcare: Guidance for School Settings

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Operational Considerations for Schools

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Schools play an important role in educating students about disease prevention within their homes and communities. Many children and adolescents rely on key services provided by schools, such as school meal programs. Schools are considered safe havens for children who might be experiencing various forms of abuse or violence. This document provides suggestions for mitigating risks for COVID-19 transmission in schools in low-resource, international settings

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Following a Familiar Path

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

As the Director of CDC/ATSDR Commissioned Corps Activities, Deborah Dee followed a familiar path when recently when she led a CDC team deployed to South Dakota to work with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.

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Parents and Caregivers - What Is Your School Doing to Protect Your Child from COVID-19?

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

A set of questions parents can ask their school to learn more about their COVID-19 precautions. This page also includes answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) CDC is hearing from parents and caregivers.

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List of COVID-19 Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

List of COVID-19 Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities

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COVID-19 Vaccine Reporting Systems

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 04:00:00 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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Testing Data in the U.S.

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Testing in the U.S.

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About COVID-19 Vaccine Delivered and Administration Data

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 04:00:00 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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Guidance for Health Departments about COVID-19 Testing in the Community

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 04:00:00 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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COVID-19 Vaccines and Severe Allergic Reactions

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 04:00:00 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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How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 04:00:00 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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Operational Considerations for Infection Prevention and Control in Outpatient Facilities: non-U.S. Healthcare Settings

Sat, 28 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Infection prevention and control information for non-US healthcare settings and non-US national government officials working on COVID-19 response.

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

Fri, 27 Aug 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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What to Know About HIV and COVID-19

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Although the risk of serious illness from COVID-19 for people with HIV is not known, people with HIV may have concerns and questions related to their risk.

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

Fri, 27 Aug 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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CDC Recommends Use of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Resume

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 04:00:00 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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Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Delta is currently the predominant strain of the virus in the United States. The Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms SARS-CoV-2.

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COVID-19 County Check Tool: Understanding Community Transmission Levels in Your County

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

COVID Risk Widget Precautions

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Reporting COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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School Testing for COVID-19

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Ongoing Mitigation Guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for schools and child care programs.

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Contact Tracing Resources for Health Departments

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

VAERS is an early warning system used to monitor adverse events that happen after vaccination. Learn how VAERS reports are submitted and reviewed.

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

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Tribal Communities

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Ongoing mitigation guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for tribal communities.

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Domestic Travel During COVID-19

Wed, 25 Aug 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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After International Travel

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 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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Communication Resources for Travelers

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Children's Eagle Book Coloring Storybook

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

The COVID-19 Eagle Book is a free coloring book that teaches children to protect their communities from COVID-19.

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Sample Social Media & Graphics

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Customizable social media messages and graphics for school districts and schools to share information about COVID-19 testing programs with student, parents, and staff.

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What You Should Know About COVID-19 Testing in Schools

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

What you should know about COVID-19 testing in schools.

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Sample Letters for Schools

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 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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Questions & Answers on School Testing

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

As schools go back to in-person learning, many offer free, regular COVID-19 testing for students and staff.

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Daily Activities

Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Know how to safely participate in daily activities while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

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CDC's COVID-19 Weekly Partner Calls

Wed, 25 Aug 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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International Travel During COVID-19

Wed, 25 Aug 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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Community, Work, and School

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Preventing COVID-19 spread in schools, workplaces, and communities.

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Retirement & Shared Housing

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Ongoing mitigation guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for shared or congregate housing facilities and retirement communities.

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COVID-19 in Newly Resettled Refugee Populations

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Refugees to the United States, especially those who are recently resettled, may be in living or working conditions that put them at higher risk of getting COVID-19.

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Health Equity in Action

Sun, 22 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Health Equity in Action

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When NOT to Travel: Avoid Spreading COVID-19

Fri, 20 Aug 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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