Monday, March 28, 2022

New Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
March 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.
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New Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

CDC’s new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation calculator takes the stress out of deciding when, and for how long, people with COVID-19 and close contacts need to stay home, get tested, and wear a well-fitting mask.

The calculator provides important information about what precautions people with COVID-19 and their close contacts can take to protect loved ones and prevent COVID-19 in their communities.

This online, mobile-friendly calculator provides a simple, easy-to-use way to help people follow CDC’s Quarantine and Isolation guidance and get customized information that applies to their unique situation.

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When to Self-Test for COVID-19

Self-tests for COVID-19 give rapid results and can be taken anywhere, regardless of your vaccination status or whether or not you have symptoms.


When To Take an At-Home COVID-19 Test:

Order free tests at COVIDtests.gov.

Free tests are also available through local health departments.


Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents

Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents

If you are pregnant or were recently pregnant, you are more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19 compared to people who are not pregnant. Pregnancy causes changes in the body that could make it easier to get very sick from respiratory viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. These changes in the body can continue after pregnancy.


COVID-19 vaccination and a booster shot is recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future.


If you would like to speak to someone about COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, you can contact MotherToBaby. Experts are available to answer questions in English or Spanish by phone or chat.


Call 1-866-626-6847


Chat live or send an email MotherToBaby.


Visit CDC’s Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents for resources and tools to help pregnant and recently pregnant people, breastfeeding people and new parents caring for infants protect their health.

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

COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

COVID Data Tracker’s new tab on wastewater surveillance provides information on COVID-19 spread in communities. The virus that causes COVID-19 can be detected in wastewater.


Currently, virus levels in wastewater are relatively low across the country. More than half of all sites reporting wastewater data are experiencing a decrease in virus levels, while some are showing a modest rise. 

COVID-19 Community Levels

CDC uses COVID-19 Community Levels to determine the disease’s impact on counties and recommend prevention measures.


CDC also tracks cases, laboratory tests, vaccinations, deaths, and other pandemic data and provides them on our COVID Data Tracker.


U.S. map showing COVID-19 Community Levels

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Monday, March 21, 2022

Recommendations for People with COVID-19 and COVID-19 Close Contacts

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
March 21, 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.
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Recommendations for People with COVID-19 and COVID-19 Close Contacts

Have you tested positive for COVID-19 or have mild symptoms and are waiting for test results?

  • Isolate. Stay at home for at least 5 days.
  • Wear a mask, stay in a separate room from other people, and use a separate bathroom if you can.
  • Do not travel for 10 days.
  • If you can’t wear a mask, stay home and away from other people for 10 days.
  • Contact your healthcare provider to discuss your test results and available treatment options.

At day 6 if symptoms are improving and you have no fever without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours:
  • You can leave isolation.
  • Keep wearing a mask around other people for 5 more days.
If your symptoms are not improving and/or you still have fever:
  • Continue to stay home until 24 hours after your fever stops without using fever-reducing medication and your symptoms have improved.
After you feel completely better, keep wearing a mask around other people at home and in public through day 10.

Have you been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

  • Quarantine: If you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines or haven’t had COVID-19 in the past 90 days, stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days. Avoid travel through day 10. If you are up to date or had COVID-19 in the past 90 days you do not have to quarantine.
  • Wear a mask around other people for 10 days.
  • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days.
  • Get tested on or after day 5 or if you have symptoms. People who had COVID-19 in the past 90 days should only get tested if they develop symptoms.

U.S. map showing COVID-19 Community Levels

What is a COVID-19 Community Level?

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
  • total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area

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


N95 respirators

Free N95 Respirators

The Strategic National Stockpile has distributed N95 respirators to pharmacy distribution centers throughout the country.


For information about how to use your N95 correctly, see How to Use Your N95 Respirator.

Free Mask Locator

Find free masks (N95 respirators) at a participating location near you.

Or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489)

New Edition Out Now! Friday, March 18, 2022 In this week's edition: Vaccine boosters - Find the latest data in CDC's COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review Subscribe: bit.ly/CDTsubscribe

COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

A new CDC study shows that, among adults hospitalized with COVID-19 during the Delta and Omicron waves, those who received two or three doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine had 90–95% less risk of dying or needing a ventilator than adults who were not vaccinated. 

COVID-19 Community Levels

CDC uses COVID-19 Community Levels to determine the disease’s impact on counties and recommend prevention measures.


CDC also tracks cases, laboratory tests, vaccinations, deaths, and other pandemic data and provides them on our COVID Data Tracker.


U.S. map showing COVID-19 Community Levels

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CDC Strengthens Recommendations and Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots

This message includes updates on the COVID-19 response from CDC. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it ...