Monday, September 28, 2020

How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

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September 28, 2020
This message includes updates on the COVID-19 response from CDC. The COVID-19 Outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.
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How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

Wear a mask correctly and consistently for the best protection. Be sure to wash your hands before putting on a mask and do not touch the mask when wearing it. Make sure the mask covers your nose and mouth and fits securely under your chin and against the sides of your face. 

DO choose masks that
  • Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric
  • Completely cover your nose and mouth
  • Fit snugly against the sides of your face and don't have gaps
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COVID-19 in Children and Teens 

While fewer children have been sick with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can be infected and get sick with COVID-19. Children can spread the virus that causes COVID-19 to others. The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in adults and children and can look like other common illnesses, like colds, strep throat, or allergies. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 in children are fever and cough. Monitor your child daily for symptoms, keep track of who your child comes into close contact with. If your child gets sick, keep them home and call their healthcare provider. 

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Resources for Children and Teens, and Other Populations

According to a new CDC MMWR, since March, 277,285 COVID-19 cases in children have been reported. The rate of COVID-19 among adolescents aged 12–17 years was approximately twice that in children aged 5–11 years. Underlying health conditions were more common among school-aged children who experienced severe outcomes related to COVID-19.  In addition to K-12 schools and people age 15 to 21, CDC has developed one-stop shop toolkits for different populations with web resources, FAQs, posters, and other information.

Help Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19
  • Stay 6 feet from others
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands often
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Data on COVID-19 during Pregnancy

Based on current information, pregnant people might be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant people. If you’re pregnant, you should still visit your healthcare provider for all recommended appointments. While at your appointment, talk to your healthcare provider about how to stay healthy and take care of yourself and your baby. 
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People at Increased Risk

While people at increased risk for COVID-19 include older people and people with certain medical conditions, others may need to take extra precautions. People who need extra precautions include certain racial and ethnic minority groups, people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, people with disabilities, and people living in certain environments such as homeless shelters. 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.

As of September 28, 2020

In the United States, there have been 7,095,422 confirmed cases of COVID-19 detected through U.S. public health surveillance systems in 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands. 

CDC provides updated U.S. case information online daily.

This map shows COVID-19 cases reported by U.S. states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and other U.S.-affiliated jurisdictions

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Monday, September 21, 2020

COVID-19 Science Update

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September 21, 2020
This message includes updates on the COVID-19 response from CDC. The COVID-19 Outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.
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COVID-19 Science Update

To help inform the COVID-19 response and help stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 research, CDC has created a series called COVID-19 Science Update. The first of its kind for a CDC emergency response, this series provides brief summaries of new COVID-19-related studies on many topics, including epidemiology, clinical treatment and management, laboratory science, and modeling. These summaries are released Tuesdays and Fridays and include an overview of key findings, methods, and implications. 
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After You Travel 

Domestic or international travel may increase your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Travelers can pose a risk to family, friends, and the community for 14 days after exposure to the virus. This document outlines actions to protect others from getting sick after you travel. 

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Considerations for Outdoor Learning Gardens and Community Gardens

These recommendations are meant for managers of outdoor learning gardens, such as school and community gardens. These gardens provide outdoor learning and access to healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables within their communities. Garden managers can use the recommendations to help ensure a safe learning environment and access to healthy food, while helping prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

CDC is actively working to learn more about the whole range of short- and long-term health effects associated with COVID-19. As the pandemic unfolds, we are learning that many organs besides the lungs are affected by COVID-19 and there are many ways the infection can affect someone’s health.  

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.

As of September 21, 2020

In the United States, there have been 6,786,352 confirmed cases of COVID-19 detected through U.S. public health surveillance systems in 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands. 

CDC provides updated U.S. case information online daily.

This map shows COVID-19 cases reported by U.S. states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and other U.S.-affiliated jurisdictions

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Federal Government Adjusts COVID-19 Entry Strategy for International Air Passengers

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September 14, 2020
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Federal Government Adjusts COVID-19 Entry Strategy for International Air Passengers

Beginning September 14, 2020, the United States Government will remove requirements for directing all flights carrying airline passengers arriving from, or recently had a presence in, certain countries to land at one of 15 designated airports and halt enhanced entry health screening for these passengers. 
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CDC COVID Data Tracker

Maps, charts and data provided by CDC, including cases, deaths and testing data have been consolidated into one COVID Data Tracker page. 

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What to Do if Your Pet Tests Positive for the Virus that Causes COVID-19

If your pet tests positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, isolate the pet from everyone else, including other pets. Do not wipe or bathe your pet with chemical disinfectants, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or other products, such as hand sanitizer, counter-cleaning wipes, or other industrial or surface cleaners.  
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Data on COVID-19 during Pregnancy

An MMWR study suggests that pregnant women with COVID-19 are more likely to be hospitalized and are at increased risk for intensive care unit (ICU) admission and receipt of mechanical ventilation than nonpregnant women. Risk of death is similar for both groups. But much remains unknown. 
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Are you pregnant, breastfeeding, or caring for a newborn?

In general, the more people you interact with, the more closely you interact with them, and the longer that interaction, the higher your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.

As of September 14, 2020

In the United States, there have been 6,503,030 confirmed cases of COVID-19 detected through U.S. public health surveillance systems in 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands. 

CDC provides updated U.S. case information online daily.

This map shows COVID-19 cases reported by U.S. states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and other U.S.-affiliated jurisdictions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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8 Things to Know about Vaccine Planning

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