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.

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 17:17:00 GMT

CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State

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Laws and Regulations

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 04:00:00 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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Federal Register Notice: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Robert Redfield signed a declaration determining that the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread COVID-19

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Staffing Resources

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Federal staffing resources for health departments.

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Cruise Ship Color and Commercial Travel Status

Tue, 03 Aug 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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Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2

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COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Search COVID-19 risk assessment by country larger map

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COVID-19 Testing Overview

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Test for Current Infection (Viral Test)

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Families & Children

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 04:00:00 GMT

What Families and Caregivers Need to Know About COVID-19

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

Fri, 30 Jul 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, 30 Jul 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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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page

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COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

Fri, 30 Jul 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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Health Equity in Action

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Health Equity in Action

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When to Quarantine

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Quarantine If You Might Be Sick

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Preparing for Your COVID-19 Vaccination

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.

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COVID-19 and Animals

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Wed, 28 Jul 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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Previous COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Cases

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths

Wed, 28 Jul 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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Science Briefs

Tue, 27 Jul 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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Science Brief: Background Rationale and Evidence for Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Tue, 27 Jul 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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When You've Been Fully Vaccinated

Tue, 27 Jul 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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Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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

Tue, 27 Jul 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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How to Protect Yourself & Others

Mon, 26 Jul 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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Travel

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

This page includes information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers and travel-related industries.

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v-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry

Mon, 26 Jul 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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Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination

Mon, 26 Jul 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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Retirement & Shared Housing

Fri, 23 Jul 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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U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Vaccine Channel Portfolio by Jurisdiction

Fri, 23 Jul 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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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older to help protect against COVID-19. Children 12 years of age and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

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Healthcare Facilities That Have Implemented COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Healthcare Facilities That Have Implemented COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting

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Considerations for Institutes of Higher Education

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Safer Travel Tips for Families with Unvaccinated Children

Thu, 22 Jul 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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COVID-19 Vaccines that Require 2 Shots

Thu, 22 Jul 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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Communication Toolkit

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Translated COVID-19 prevention messages for migrants, refugees, and other limited-English-proficient populations, to reach them in their native languages.

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

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Considerations for the Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Workforce: Enhancing Access to COVID-19 Vaccination Services

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

This page describes how case investigators and contact tracers can provide vaccination support.

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Staying Safe in Emergency Shelters During COVID-19 Pandemic in Low Resource, Non-U.S. Settings

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Provides suggestions to assist disaster response shelter management and staff in taking appropriate actions for reducing the possibility of COVID-19 spread among shelter staff, volunteers, residents, and visitors before, during, or after a disaster

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Framework for Implementation of COVID-19 Community Mitigation Measures for Lower-Resource Countries ​

Tue, 20 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

The goals of CDC's global response to COVID-19 are to limit human-to- human transmission, minimize the impact of COVID-19 in vulnerable countries with limited preparedness capacity, and reduce specific threats that pose current and future risk to the United States.

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COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death by Age

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and death by age group

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COVID-19 Vaccine Equity for Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Families with Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Members

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Children younger than 12 are not yet eligible to get vaccinated. And other family members who have a weakened immune system may need to keep taking steps to protect themselves after they're fully vaccinated. Here are some ways to help protect family members.

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COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death by Race/Ethnicity

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

If you have or think you might have COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people. Staying away from others helps stop the spread of COVID-19.

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How Much Do You Know about COVID-19 Vaccines?

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Take this quiz to test your knowledge and learn about COVID-19 vaccines.

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Frequently Asked Questions about v-safe

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Find answers to common questions about v-safe, the after vaccination health checker used to report vaccine side effects.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Test for Past Infection

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Antibody Testing

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Guidance for General Laboratory Safety Practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

This guidance addresses general safety concerns for laboratory personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes recommendations for risk assessments, health and safety plans, social distancing, face coverings, disinfection, and personal hygiene.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Right of Reference to the CDC Influenza SARS-CoV-2 (Flu SC2) Performance Data for Manufacturers and Test Developers

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

CDC is offering manfacturers and test developers the right of reference to the CDC Influenza SARS-CoV-2 (Flu SC2) Multiplex Assay.

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Communication Resources for Travelers

Thu, 15 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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What to do if a Student Becomes Sick at School or Reports a New COVID-19 Diagnosis Flowchart

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

What to do if a Student Becomes Sick at School or Reports a New COVID-19 Diagnosis Flowchart

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Guidance for Adult Day Services Centers

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Strategies for administrators and staff to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Adult Day Service Centers (ADSCs). ADSCs provide social or health services to community-dwelling adults aged 65 and over and adults of any age living with disability.

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How COVID-19 Spreads

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is most often spread from person to person among close contacts (about 6 feet).

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Recommendation to Pause Use of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Tue, 13 Jul 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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CDC's Diagnostic Test for COVID-19 Only and Supplies

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

How to Get CDC's COVID-19 Diagnostic Test and Supplies

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Research Use Only CDC Influenza SARS-CoV-2 (Flu SC2) Multiplex Assay Real-Time RT-PCR Primers and Probes

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Research-use-only primers and probes for CDC's Multiplex Assay for influenza and SARS-CoV-2

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CDC's Diagnostic Multiplex Assay for Flu <em>and</em> COVID-19 and Supplies

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

CDC's multiplex assay simultaneously detects influenza A virus, influenza B virus, and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Heart conditions associated with COVID-19 include inflammation and damage to the heart muscle itself, known as myocarditis, or inflammation of the covering of the heart, known as pericarditis.

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

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Schools and Childcare Programs

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Schools & Childcare: Guidance for School Settings

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Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Kindergarten (K)-12 Schools

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Kindergarten (K)-12 Schools

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Toolkit for People with Disabilities

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

People with Disabilities

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Community, Work, and School

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 04:00:00 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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Interim Guidance on Unsheltered Homelessness and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for Homeless Service Providers and Local Officials

Thu, 08 Jul 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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Guidance for SARS-CoV-2 Point-of-Care Testing

Thu, 08 Jul 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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Customizable COVID-19 Vaccination Content for Health Departments and Other Public Health Partners

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Customizable COVID-19 Vaccination Content for Health Departments and Other Public Health Partners

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COVID-19 in Newly Resettled Refugee Populations

Thu, 08 Jul 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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Mitigation measures for COVID-19 in households and markets in non-US low-resource settings

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

High-density urban areas, including global big cities, may face challenges implementing COVID-19 mitigation measures due to space limitations within and between households and limited water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure. This document offers suggestions for community mitigation measures in densely populated, international, low-resource settings.

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COVID-19 Published Science and Research

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 04:00:00 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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COVID-19 Vaccines for Long-Term Care Facility Residents

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Vaccinating LTCF residents will save lives. Making sure LTCF residents can receive COVID-19 vaccination as soon as vaccines are available will help save the lives of those who are most at risk of dying from COVID-19. According to ACIP's recommendations, long-term care facility residents include adults who reside in facilities that provide a range of services, including medical and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently. The communal nature of LTCFs and the population served (generally older adults often with underlying medical conditions) puts facility residents at increased risk of infection and severe illness from COVID-19

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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

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 04:00:00 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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Older Adults

Sat, 03 Jul 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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Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People

Sat, 03 Jul 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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Publications about COVID-19 for Laboratories

Fri, 02 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Children

Fri, 02 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Children

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Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Fri, 02 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have only mild illness and should recover at home. Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help protect people who are at risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Self-Checker

Fri, 02 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Breastfeeding and Caring for Newborns

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

We do not have information from published scientific reports about the susceptibility of pregnant women to COVID-19.

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

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.

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Cases & Deaths by County

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Correctional and Detention Facilities

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities

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Interim Guidance for Use of Pooling Procedures in SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic, Screening, and Surveillance Testing

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Guidance for laboratories on the appropriate use of pooling strategies for SARS-CoV-2 testing

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Testing Data in the U.S.

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Testing in the U.S.

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How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

Tue, 29 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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Participate in Outdoor and Indoor Activities

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

Lower the likelihood of being exposed to COVID-19 by meeting people who don't live with you outdoors. Read options for indoor and outdoor activities.

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COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Tue, 29 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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Reporting COVID-19 Vaccination Demographic Data

Mon, 28 Jun 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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Contact Tracing Resources for Health Departments

Fri, 25 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Fri, 25 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT

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

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

Fri, 25 Jun 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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Information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:00:00 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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