September 26, 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.
Understanding Exposure Risks
If you were around a person with COVID-19, consider these factors to help determine the likelihood that you were infected.
Risk of transmission is increased when:
Risk of transmission is decreased when:
Isolation and Exposure Calculator
If you or someone you know has COVID-19 or has been exposed to COVID-19, this tool can help to determine if you need to isolate or take other steps to protect others.
By using this tool, people with COVID-19 learn how long to stay home and take precautions. People who were exposed to COVID-19 learn what steps to take, such as getting tested, and how long they should wear a high-quality mask.
Caring for People with Post-COVID Conditions
Having a post-COVID condition or supporting someone with a post-COVID condition can be challenging. It can be difficult to care for yourself or loved ones, especially when there are few or no immediate answers or solutions.
People experiencing post-COVID conditions may find different strategies to be helpful. If you are experiencing a post-COVID condition, you should engage in whatever coping strategies are best for your mental and physical health.
Experts are still determining which types of medications or treatments can help to relieve the effects of post-COVID conditions. However, there are established ways people can manage the stress associated with a post-COVID condition.
CDC’s How Right Now campaign provides helpful tools for navigating conversations about the type of support someone with post-COVID conditions might need.
COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on all our lives. For many, this has meant delayed medical care, sleepless nights, extra screen time, and isolation from friends and family.
See this week’s COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review for strategies to take care of yourself and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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.