Monday, February 28, 2022

COVID-19 Community Levels

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
February 28, 2022
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.

COVID-19 Community Levels

COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data.


Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area.


Layered prevention strategies — like staying up to date on vaccines, screening testing, ventilation and wearing masks — can help limit severe disease and reduce the potential for strain on the healthcare system.


Some community settings such as schools and congregate settings might include additional layers of prevention (e.g., physical distancing, contact tracing) based on information and data about the characteristics of the setting.


Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.

Low

Medium

High

People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone

with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

COVID-19 by County

COVID-19 Community Levels can help communities and individuals make decisions based on their local context and their unique needs.


With current high levels of vaccination and high levels of population immunity from both vaccination and infections, the risk of medically significant disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced for most people. At the same time, we know that some people and communities, such as our oldest citizens, people who are immunocompromised, and people with disabilities, are at higher risk for serious illness and face challenging decisions navigating a world with COVID-19.


Know your COVID-19 community level and take precautions to protect yourself and others.

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Use and Care of Masks

Staying up to date on vaccines and wearing masks can help prevent severe illness and reduce the potential for strain on the healthcare system. People may choose to mask at any time. Wear a mask with the best fit, protection, and comfort for you.


You may choose to wear a mask or respirator that offers greater protection in certain situations, such as when you are with people at higher risk for severe illness, or if you are at higher risk for severe illness.


People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.


It is important to wear a mask or respirator when you are sick or caring for someone who is sick with COVID-19. When caring for someone who is sick with COVID-19, a respirator will provide you the best level of protection.


When the COVID-19 Community Level where you live is high, wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status or individual risk (including in K-12 schools and other community settings).

New Edition Out Now! Friday, February 25, 2022 In this week's edition: -Monitoring COVID-19 Community Levels - Find the latest data in CDC's COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review Subscribe: bit.ly/CDTsubscribe

COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

CDC is updating the way it monitors COVID-19’s impact on our communities by looking at each county’s COVID-19 hospitalizations, hospital capacity, and number of cases. In this way, CDC can better inform community-specific recommendations for preventing COVID-19.

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

February 28, 2022

US states, territories, and District of Columbia have reported 78,759,083 cases of COVID-19 in the United States.


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


In addition to cases, deaths, and laboratory testing, CDC's COVID Data Tracker now has a Vaccinations tab to track distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in your state.

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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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

People with Certain Medical Conditions

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February 22, 2022
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People with Certain Medical Conditions

CDC has updated the list of certain medical conditions that put people at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 to include additional disabilities, primary immunodeficiency, and physical inactivity.


CDC determines the level of risk of severe COVID-19 based on available information, such as published reports, scientific articles, and data from rigorous CDC-led investigations.


This list may not include every underlying medical condition that might increase a person’s risk for getting very sick from COVID-19. This list will be updated as CDC learns more about other medical conditions.


A person with a condition that is not listed may still be more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 and should talk with their healthcare professional about how best to manage their condition and protect themself from COVID-19.


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v-safe After Vaccination Health Checker

v-safe provides personalized and confidential health check-ins via text messages and web surveys so you can quickly and easily share with CDC how you, or your dependent, feel after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. This information helps CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in near real time.


You can enroll in v-safe after any dose of COVID-19 vaccine by using your smartphone and going to vsafe.cdc.gov. Have your vaccination record card available to help you remember which vaccine you received and when. 


You can add any dependent (family member, friend, or individual who relies on you for support) who is vaccinated in v-safe. 


v safe is available in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.  


During the first week after each vaccination, v-safe will send you a text message each day to ask how you are feeling. After that, you will receive occasional health check-ins. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to get more information. Your personal information in v-safe is protected so it’s safe and private. You can opt out at any time.


If you have symptoms or health problems that concern you at any time following COVID-19 vaccination, please contact your healthcare professional.


New Edition Out Now! Friday, February 18, 2022 In this week's edition: - Pandemic effect on children and adolescents Find the latest data in CDC's COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review Subscribe: bit.ly/CDTsubscribe

COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially difficult for children and adolescents. More than 140,000 children in the United States have lost parents and caregivers to COVID-19.


In addition, children and adolescents have experienced an increase in certain types of injuries, some chronic diseases, and behavioral health conditions. CDC has resources to help children cope. 

   


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

February 22, 2022

US states, territories, and District of Columbia have reported 78,389,155 cases of COVID-19 in the United States.


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


In addition to cases, deaths, and laboratory testing, CDC's COVID Data Tracker now has a Vaccinations tab to track distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in your state.

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

1600 Clifton Rd   Atlanta, GA 30329   1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)   TTY: 888-232-6348
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