Coronavirus News and Updates

Find national and local rates for COVID cases and deaths in the United States.
CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State
Forecasts show national and state level cumulative reported and predicted deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
CDC works with partners to bring together weekly forecasts for COVID-19 deaths in one place. These forecasts have been developed independently and shared publicly. It is important to bring these forecasts together to help understand how they compare with each other and how much uncertainty there is about what may happen in the upcoming four weeks.
Learn about COVID-19 vaccine planning, how vaccine recommendations will be made, and the work going into ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
Advice on when and how long people should delay their domestic or international travel to avoid spreading COVID-19.
Learn about the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine recommendation process and the goals and principles guiding decisions if there is a limited supply at first.
Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new hospitalizations.
Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new hospitalizations.

To aid healthcare professionals and hospitals, CDC has developed two checklists that identify key actions that can be taken now to enhance preparedness for potential or confirmed patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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.
Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new cases.
CDC reports COVID-19 case counts, deaths, and laboratory testing numbers daily online. Data on the COVID-19 website and CDC's COVID Data Tracker are based on the most recent numbers reported by states, territories, and other jurisdictions. Data are dependent on jurisdictions' timely and accurate reporting.
List of public service announcements related to coronavirus.
This webpage describes the criteria for and status of cruise ship response plans required for crew disembarkation with commercial travel.
Answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine cost, availability, and types.
Federal staffing resources for health departments.
Overview of what you should know about the different COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine types and how they work to provide protection against COVID-19, which vaccines have been authorized and recommended in the United States, and which are in Phase 3 clinical trials.

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.
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.
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding laboratory testing, biosafety and COVID-19.
Learn about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination based on what experts currently know. Vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic.
Recommendations to help tribal communities, elders, and leaders decide how best to keep their communities safe and work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when holding tribal ceremonies such as sweat lodge gatherings, seasonal ceremonies, pow wows and rodeos.
Help protect faith and community volunteers stay safe in the context of COVID-19, when providing spiritual and psychosocial support.
This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas occupied by those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19. It is aimed at limiting the survival of SARS-CoV-2 in key environments.
CDC recommends that all people defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide. That's because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is high. Older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease, should especially defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, because of their increased risk for severe disease.
Actions that persons and communities can take to help slow the transmission of the virus in communities.

Depending on your travel history, you will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread.
Recommended Precautions for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Election Polling Locations
You can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak. Learn what you can do to prepare your home and family.
Purpose: This document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of facemasks in healthcare settings when there is limited supply. It does not address other aspects of pandemic planning; for those, healthcare facilities can refer to COVID-19 preparedness plans.
Use these recommendations to implement wastewater-based disease surveillance. Wastewater-based disease surveillance is a rapidly developing science, and CDC will update guidance and information as it becomes available.
Use these recommendations to implement wastewater-based disease surveillance. Wastewater-based disease surveillance is a rapidly developing science, and CDC will update guidance and information as it becomes available.
Use these recommendations to implement wastewater-based disease surveillance. Wastewater-based disease surveillance is a rapidly developing science, and CDC will update guidance and information as it becomes available.
Use this guidance to implement wastewater-based disease surveillance. Wastewater-based disease surveillance is a rapidly developing science, and CDC will continue to update guidance and information as it becomes available.

CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and preparing for the potential of community spread in the United States.
Recommendations, guidance and other tools for state public health veterinarians and animal health officials to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
This section provides steps and consideration that jurisdictions can use to develop a protocol for the tracing of close contacts.
This section provides a step-by-step guide for conducting a COVID-19 case investigation, including operational questions that a jurisdiction should consider while planning their activities.
Testing 1-3 days before and 2-5 days after travel may reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when combined with everyday precautions like wearing masks, social distancing, and handwashing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes and in airports and at travelers' destinations.
CDC notifies travelers and other audiences about health threats in destinations around the world through Travel Health Notices (THN). During the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC has also provided an interactive world map specifically showing COVID-19 travel recommendations by country.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn the 10 things healthcare professionals need to know about where U.S. COVID-19 vaccination planning currently stands.
Guidance for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to take steps to assess and improve their preparedness for responding to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Learn the 8 things you need to know about where U.S. COVID-19 vaccination plans since a vaccine may become available before the end of the year.
Globally, health systems have been challenged by the overwhelming demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources and staff are being diverted to test and treat people with presumed or diagnosed COVID-19, and supplies are limited. Some healthcare services are being compromised in order to meet the demands of caring for COVID-19 patients, and many people fear accessing healthcare facilities due to fear of acquiring the virus.
Most confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported from China have occurred in adults.
Learn about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including symptoms, complications, transmission, prevention, treatment, and summary updates of the outbreak.

COVID-19 can affect your respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), cause an asthma attack, and possibly lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease.
Suggestions for how and what to communicate to your non-healthcare, critical infrastructure employees about COVID-19.
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
The COVID-19 Travel Planner helps inform the public about possible travel restrictions implemented by state, territorial, tribal, and local health authorities.
These recommendations are intended to be used by healthcare facilities and public health authorities in non-US healthcare settings, particularly focusing on low- and middle-income countries, assisting with the management of HCWs exposed to a person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
Pregnant women with COVID-19 are significantly more likely to be hospitalized, admitted to the intensive care unit, and receive mechanical ventilation than nonpregnant women. Risk of death is similar for both groups. But much remains unknown.
This page includes information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers and travel-related industries.

When planning to host or attend a holiday celebration, consider the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 during different activities.
Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Learn what administrators of public and private K-12 schools should know about COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing.
CDC offers considerations for ways in which operators can protect employees, customers, and communities and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
Learn how to plan various size gatherings during COVID-19 to enhance the protection of individuals and communities.
Ongoing mitigation guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for tribal communities.
Find CDC's guidance for critical workers on how to develop a COVID-19 response plan.
Public Health Recommendations for People in U.S. Communities Exposed to a Person with Known or Suspected COVID-19, other than Health Workers or other Critical Infrastructure Workers
Find information on managing breastfeeding patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
Provides guidance to K-12 schools on how to screen for COVID-19 symptoms as part of reopening schools in fall 2020.
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.

This document describes the public health risks of open burning, strategies to reduce smoke exposures during the COVID-19 pandemic, and resources that health officials, environmental health professionals, fire managers, and others can refer to when creating or adapting existing plans to manage open burning during the pandemic.
Considerations for Pharmacies during the COVID-19 Pandemic
CDC is conducting a nationwide COVID-19 seroprevalence survey in 25 U.S. metropolitan areas to understand the percentage of people in the United States who may have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
CDC is supporting multiple efforts to better understand the impact of COVID-19 during pregnancy on both the mother and infant. Data collected as part of these efforts can help direct public health action and inform clinical guidance for the care of affected pregnant women and their infants.
Describes flowchart algorithm to guide care advice messages on interim COVID-19 phone advice line
Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) is the automated generation and transmission of case reports from the electronic health record (EHR) to public health agencies for review and action. eCR makes disease reporting from healthcare to public health faster and easier. eCR Now allows for rapid adoption and implementation of eCR for COVID-19, enabling real-time tracking.
A resource to help K-12 schools monitor and evaluate strategies that reduce the spread of COVID-19. Includes example evaluation questions, indicators, and data sources.
CDC's approach to evaluating community mitigation strategies and provides overarching considerations.
Learn what offshore oil and gas employers should know to protect their workers from COVID-19.

Learn what offshore oil and gas employees need to know to protect themselves from COVID-19.
Learn what utility workers need to know to protect themselves from COVID-19.
Tools and resources for occupational safety and health professionals and state and local public health officials assessing meat and poultry processing facilities.
Learn what warehousing employers need to know to protect their employees from COVID-19.
This interview guide is meant to be adaptable for your local context. This tool is meant to help the interviewer obtain more in-depth information about perceptions and experiences of mitigation strategies used to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when schools are in in-person learning mode. The tool is intended for government professionals in public health or education, school district administrators, and administrators of K-12 schools who are interested in conducting their own data collection.
This focus group guide contains sections that are adaptable for your local context. This tool is intended to help the moderator obtain more in-depth information about perceptions and experiences of mitigation strategies used to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when schools are in in-person learning mode. The tool is intended for government professionals in public health or education, school district administrators, or administrators of K-12 schools who are interested in conducting their own data collection.
Learn what warehousing employees need to know to protect themselves from COVID-19.
Learn what rideshare drivers and other passenger drivers-for-hire need to know during COVID-19.
Use CDC's resources to monitor and evaluate your COVID-19 prevention and control strategies. Results can help you adjust your strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Information and resources for school nurses and other healthcare personnel working in schools and child care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preventing COVID-19 spread in schools, workplaces, and communities.
Learn what food and grocery pick-up and delivery drivers need to know during COVID-19.
This factsheet provides information to help bus transit employees prevent exposure to COVID-19 while working.
Guidance for In-home social service providers and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect themselves.
This factsheet helps gym and fitness center employers prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This factsheet provides information for gum and fitness center employees to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Learn what beauty salon and barbershop employees need to know to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Provides hotel workers with information on COVID-19 and how to protect themselves on the job.
Recommended key concepts and guidance about COVID-19 contact tracing for health departments and public health workers.

Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors. For up-to-date information, visit CDC's coronavirus disease 2019 situation summary page.
Guidance for seafood processing workers and employers on protection from COVID-19.
Interim guidance on COVID-19 for agriculture workers and employers

Communication Toolkit for Transportation Partners to Inform Road Travelers
Resources and interim guidelines for laboratory professionals working with specimens from persons with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Communication Toolkit for Airlines to inform Travelers and Crew
Provides guidance documents, communications resources, and other communication tools for regarding COVID-19.

Operational Considerations for Immunization Services during COVID-19 in Non-US Settings Focusing on Low-Middle Income Countries
Provide a framework of considerations for ministries of health and their partners to use while designing and implementing travel-related intervention strategies.
This toolkit provides recommendations for public health and animal health officials involved in managing companion animals diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2.
Health care providers should contact their local/state health department immediately to notify them of patients with fever and lower respiratory illness who they suspect may have COVID-19.
This toolkit will help health departments develop their communications with communities about COVID-19 contact tracing.

Five things that people need to know about COVID-19, including how to slow the spread, know their risk, protect themselves, what to do when sick, how to get testing, and what the symptoms are.
The best way to prevent COVID-19 infection is to avoid exposure to this virus and follow these everyday preventative actions.
Guidance for healthcare professionals who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with international partners to respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Get information on symptoms, testing, what to do if you are sick, and at risk groups.

We do not have information from published scientific reports about the susceptibility of pregnant women to COVID-19.
Separate yourself from others if you have COVID-19.
Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Interim guidance for homeless service providers to plan and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
This guidance is for individuals and families as they work with funeral directors, community and religious leaders, and others to plan and safely hold funeral services and visitations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting evidence for CDC's list of underlying medical conditions that put individuals at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
This page provides a broad overview of therapies that are currently recommended for COVID-19 treatment. The FDA can issue emergency use authorizations (EUAs) to allow healthcare providers to use products that are not yet approved, or are approved for other uses, to treat patients with COVID-19 if certain legal requirements are met. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed and regularly updates Treatment Guidelines to help guide healthcare providers caring patients with COVID-19. Any treatments that are used for COVID-19 should be under the care of a healthcare provider.
Interim Guidance for Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19

There are steps you can take to help you vote and minimize your risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. The more prepared you are, the less time you may have to spend at the voting site.
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.
If a child's parent or caregiver is sick with COVID-19, follow the steps below to help protect the child from infection.
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Retirement Communities and Independent Living Facilities
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.

Effective immediately, CDC is strongly recommending that masks are worn by all passengers on and operators of public transportation conveyances to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
CDC offers considerations for ways in which schools can help protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Learn what public health inspector employers need to know during COVID-19.
Fact sheets on prevention measures nail salon owners/operators and employees can take to protect against COVID-19 and its spread.

CDC offers considerations for ways in which camp administrators can help protect campers, staff, and communities, and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is most often spread from person to person among close contacts (about 6 feet).
Cloth face coverings should be washed after each use. It is important to always remove face coverings correctly and. Wash your hands after handling or touching a used face covering.
People who live in shared housing like apartments, condominiums, student housing, or transitional housing may have challenges with social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As communities and businesses are opening, you may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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.
People who use drugs or have substance use disorder and medical professionals can find information about drug use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Confirmed and suspected cases of reinfection of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been reported, but remain rare.
To develop a common understanding of what constitutes SARS-CoV-2 reinfection, CDC proposes an Investigative Criteria for Suspected Cases of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection.
Learn what employers of utility workers need to know to protect their employees from COVID-19.
This new guidance offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of disposable medical gloves in healthcare settings when there is limited supply.
Purpose: This document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of eye protection in healthcare settings when there is limited supply. It does not address other aspects of pandemic planning; for those, healthcare facilities can refer to COVID-19 preparedness plans.

CDC Grows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Cell Culture
Learn about the National Wastewater Surveillance System, a new public health tool to understand COVID-19 spread in a community.
Operational Considerations for Adapting a Contact Tracing Program to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC has received many questions about digital tools being used globally to response to COVID-19. Tools include those used for contact tracing and surveillance, among other activities. This guide describes how each tool functions and other details. The document is meant to be a dynamic resource that will be routinely updated as additional tools are reported from the field offices and as additional questions about the functional elements arise.
There are several things to consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel in the United States. This includes the following: is COVID-19 spreading where you're going, will you be in close contact with others, are you at higher risk of severe illness if you do get COVID-19, do you have a plan for taking time off from work or school, do you live with someone who is older or has a severe chronic health condition, and is COVID-19 spreading where you live?
Communication Resources for Travelers regarding travel health alerts and COVID-19.
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.
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.

As schools, businesses, and community organizations begin providing services, consider ways that you can protect yourself and slow the spread of COVID-19 when using transportation.
Contact tracing is used by health departments to prevent the spread of infectious diseased. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who have an infectious disease (cases) and people who they came in contact with (contacts) and working with them to interrupt disease spread. For COVID-19, this includes asking people with cases to isolate and their contacts to quarantine at home voluntarily.
CDC created this airline toolkit for airlines that are educating/informing travelers and crew about COVID-19.
Provides employers of paratransit operators with information on COVID-19 and how to protect their workforce on the job.
Provides paratransit operators with information on COVID-19 and how to protect themselves on the job.
A resource to help institutes of higher education monitor and evaluate strategies that reduce the spread of COVID-19. Includes example evaluation questions, indicators, and data sources.
Guidance on preparing for, preventing, and managing the spread of COVID-19 in correctional and detention facilities.

Testing Strategy for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in High-Density Critical Infrastructure Workplaces after a COVID-19 Case Is Identified
Contact Tracing: Frequently Asked Questions for Health Departments
Prioritizing non-healthcare worksite assessments for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Interim Considerations for Institutions of Higher Education Administrators for SARS-CoV-2 Testing
Provides employers of hotel workers with information on COVID-19 and how to protect their workforce on the job.
This guidance outlines key considerations for states and healthcare systems to consider strategies for transferring patients, staff, and supplies between health facilities to optimize patient care, balance resources, and minimize use of crisis care standards. One option is the identification of relief healthcare facilities and establishing or coordinating with existing federal, state, or regional Medical Operation Coordination Cells (MOCC). The implementation of the elements highlighted in this guidance can be found in the Federal MOCC Toolkit reference throughout.
Interim Considerations for Health Departments for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Homeless Shelters and Encampments
Frequently Asked Questions: Right of Reference to the CDC Influenza SARS-CoV-2 (Flu SC2) Performance Data for Manufacturers and Test Developers

This page includes interim guidance and resources for laboratory professionals working with specimens from persons under investigation (PUI) for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Guidance for staff at local and state health departments, infection prevention and control professionals, and healthcare personnel who are coordinating the home care and isolation1 of people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection, including persons under investigation.
See the number of people under investigation (PUIs) in the United States and states with confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Safety is a top priority for COVID-19 vaccines. Learn how the U.S. vaccine safety system is ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
Sharing and Shifting Tasks to Maintain Essential Healthcare During COVID-19 in Low Resource, non-US settings
Guidance and tools to help administrators of correctional and detention facilities make decisions and protect and communicate with staff, people who are incarcerated, and their communities during COVID-19.
Social Distancing for Tribal Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission
A checklist for adults and kids to stay safe during Halloween. Offers ways to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 while still enjoying Halloween-related activities.

Purpose: This document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of isolation gowns in healthcare settings when there is limited supply. It does not address other aspects of pandemic planning; for those, healthcare facilities can refer to COVID-19 preparedness plans.
Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions and Resources for Air Resource Advisors and Other Environmental Health Professionals
Federal Register Notice: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19
Increased stress can lead to increases in alcohol and substance use. If you or someone you care about is starting to use alcohol or other substances, or is increasing their use during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are resources that may help.
This document explains to members of the public why COVID-19 forecasting is important to the response, and how CDC brings together forecast for COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations in the United States.

Research Use Only CDC Influenza SARS-CoV-2 (Flu SC2) Multiplex Assay Real-Time RT-PCR Primers and Probes
CDC is conducting seroprevalence surveys called “large-scale geographic seroprevalence surveys” in locations across the United States. The first seroprevalence surveys began in areas that first reported community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States; they are now being expanded to more regions. Descriptions of these surveys are provided on this page.
Resources for State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Health Departments

Until more information becomes available, precautions should be taken in handling specimens that are suspected or confirmed for SARS-CoV-2.
Children and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Tips to keep children healthy while school's out
Young adults' social, emotional, or mental well-being may be impacted by the pandemic. Learn what you can do to help ensure their well-being.
What you need to know about COVID-19 in children and teens, and what you can do if your child gets sick.
Children, adolescents, and adults can join this fun At-Home Scavenger Hunt. After finding each item, talk about its importance in keeping children and families safe and healthy.
This document provides suggestions that can be considered by emergency shelter staff in global, low-resource settings to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 during disaster response.

Young people's social, emotional, or mental well-being may be impacted by the pandemic. Learn what you can do to help ensure their well-being.
Children's social, emotional, or mental well-being maybe impacted by the pandemic. Learn what you can do to help ensure their well-being.
The page provides guidance to health departments regarding critical points for consideration in the transfer of COVID-19 cases and contacts between health jurisdictions.
Frequently Asked Questions: Calculating Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RT-PCR Laboratory Test Percent Positivity
Engaging Community Health Workers to Support Home-based care for people with COVID-19 in low-resource settings
COVID-19 Partner Update Call - Women, Caregiving, and COVID-19: A Delicate Balancing Act - September 14, 2020

Today, CDC released indicators to help schools make dynamic decisions about in-person learning as local conditions evolve throughout the pandemic.
Management of Visitors to Healthcare Facilities in the Context of COVID-19: Non-US Healthcare Settings
American citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their families who have been in one of the countries listed in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States but will be redirected to one of 13 airports.
Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
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.
As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. The following information provides advice about how to meet these household needs in a safe and healthy manner.
This guidance is intended for people living together in close quarters, such as people who share a small apartment, or for people who live in the same household with large or extended families.
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.

Based on the limited information available now, the risk of pets spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low. There is no reason to abandon or surrender pets that have been confirmed positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.
Coronavirus Self-Checker is a tool to help you make decisions on when to seek testing and appropriate medical care.
Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education with Students Participating in International Travel or Study Abroad Programs

Until we learn more about how this virus affects animals, treat pets as you would other human family members to protect them from a possible infection.
Attending a sporting event? Take action before, during, and after the game to lower your risk of getting or spreading COVID-19.
As part of your everyday prevention actions clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. For example: tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles.
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Cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.

Considerations for Owners and Operators of Multifamily Housing Including Populations at Increased Risk for Complications from COVID-19
The trainings listed below are for public health professionals or the general public who are interested in becoming a contact tracer, case investigator or public health professional who already serve in these roles and are seeking to improve their knowledge.
Limiting Workplace Violence Associated with COVID-19 Prevention Policies in Retail and Services Businesses

Learn about hospital surveillance (rates) and how that information helps find who is most at risk for severe illness and death, including important demographic information
A Contact Tracer's Guide for COVID-19 focuses on communication strategies for contact interviews and provides suggested language for each topic area covered in an interview.
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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.
Information on testing methods in regards to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Providing Care and Treatment for People Living with HIV in Low-Resource Non-US Settings During COVID-19 Pandemic
Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that handling food or consuming food is associated with COVID-19. But following good food safety practices can reduce the risk of illness from common foodborne pathogens.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.
CDC COVID-19 Response Health Equity Strategy: Accelerating Progress Towards Reducing COVID-19 Disparities and Achieving Health Equity
Young children's social, emotional, or mental well-being may be impacted by the pandemic. Learn what you can do to help ensure their well-being.
Adolescents' social, emotional, or mental well-being may be impacted by the pandemic. Learn what you can do to help ensure their well-being.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study that specifically examines how COVID-19 is affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) - one of the racial and ethnic minority groups at highest risk from the disease. CDC found that in 23 selected states, the cumulative incidence of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among AI/AN was 3.5 times that of non-Hispanic whites.
Information when managing pediatric patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
Monitoring and Evaluation Action Guide: Wearing Masks as a COVID-19 Community Mitigation Strategy

Operational Considerations for Maintaining Essential Services and Providing Prevention, Care, and Treatment for Tuberculosis (TB) in Low-Resource non-US Settings During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Hiring for in-home services and repairs during COVID-19
CDC COVID-19 guidance for refugee resettlement service providers who interact with refugee clients in a variety of group settings.
Infection prevention and control information for non-US healthcare settings and non-US national government officials working on COVID-19 response.

Guidance for K-12 School Administrators on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings in Schools
Because many people who are homeless are older adults or have underlying medical conditions, they may also be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
When CDC needed quick answers about how COVID-19 spreads within households, Dr. Hannah Kirking knew she could count on her family - her Epidemic Intelligence Service family, that is.
Guidance for return to work healthcare personnel (HCP) with confirmed COVID-19, or who have suspected COVID-19 (e.g., developed symptoms of a respiratory infection [e.g., cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever] but did not get tested for COVID-19).
COVID-19 Guidance: Stay safe while playing youth sports.

This factsheet provides information to help transit station workers to prevent exposure to COVID-19 at their workplace.
This factsheet provides information to help transit maintenance workers to prevent exposure to COVID-19 at their workplace.
This factsheet provides information to help rail transit operators to prevent exposure to COVID-19 at their workplace.
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.