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The potentially deadly Candida auris fungus is spreading quickly in the U.S.
WASHINGTON (NPR) — The fungus Candida auris is becoming a more dangerous public health care threat, as the number of drug-resistant cases jumped in 2021, the Centers for Disease Control… Read More
The CDC reports maternal deaths in the U.S. spiked in 2021
WASHINGTON (NPR) — In 2021, the U.S. had one of the worst rates of maternal mortality in the country’s history, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease… Read More
What is Shigella, the increasingly drug-resistant bacteria the CDC is warning about?
WASHINGTON (NPR) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raising warning doctors and the public about an increase in extensively drug-resistant (XDR) cases of Shigella, a highly transmissible bacteria… Read More
CDC warns of rising strep throat infections among children
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The CDC is investigating a rise in severe cases of strep throat among kids in the U.S. Several children’s hospitals across the country have reported an increase… Read More
There’s no bad time to get a new COVID booster if you’re eligible, CDC director says
Updated September 2, 2022 at 10:11 AM ET WASHIGNTON, D.C. (NPR) — Americans will now have access to updated COVID booster shots after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Read More
Ohio University’s mask requirement on Athens campus rolls back to recommendation as county falls to Medium COVID-19 community level
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University will only recommend masks on the Athens campus in classrooms, labs, studios, clinical settings, other learning spaces and its Child Development Center based on its… Read More
Mask requirement in classrooms on OU’s Athens campus returns Monday as county reaches High COVID-19 community level
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University will require masks on the Athens campus starting Monday in classrooms, labs, studios, clinical settings, other learning spaces and its Child Development Center based on… Read More
Ohio University reinstates mask mandate for all indoor spaces on Athens campus Aug. 1
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University will once again require masks be worn in all indoor spaces on the Athens campus starting Monday, August 1. The announcement Friday comes after Thursday’s… Read More
The first probable case of monkeypox is reported in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There is now one probable case of monkeypox in the Buckeye State. Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said the agency has… Read More
The CDC estimates 3 in 4 kids have had coronavirus infections
NEW YORK (AP) — Government researchers say three out of every four U.S. children have been infected with the coronavirus. Among Americans of all ages, more than half had signs… Read More
Masks requirements dropped for Ohio University campuses in CDC “Low” level communities
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Ohio University is aligning its masking policy further with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations, per an announcement from the University on Thursday afternoon…. Read More
The CDC now recommends Pfizer boosters after 5 months, down from 6
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — People who were initially immunized with two shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine should receive a booster shot after five months, rather than six, according to… Read More
Understanding the new CDC guidelines for those exposed to, or suffering from, COVID-19
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends a shorter isolation period for COVID-19 patients, from 10 days to five — if asymptomatic — followed… Read More
CDC advisers back expansion of COVID boosters for all adults
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A panel of experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously backed the expansion of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all adults…. Read More
What Renters, Landlords Should Expect As The Federal Eviction Moratorium Expires
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Throughout most of the pandemic, Americans who are behind on their rent have been safe from evictions due to a federal moratorium imposed by the Centers… Read More
CDC Expected To Backpedal On Some Masking Guidelines
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to backpedal on some of its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts… Read More
Pandemic Year Likely Deadliest One Ever For Drug Overdoses In Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Last year is likely to have been the deadliest year for drug overdoses ever in Ohio, according to a projection from the CDC. Ohio is… Read More
CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through July
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the pandemic presented a historic threat.
Here’s What Is (And Isn’t) Changed By The New CDC Mask Guidance
Some parts of public life in the U.S. still operate according to restrictive rules, and that includes planes, trains and buses.
Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors And Outdoors, CDC Says
The loosened guidance should make it easier to reopen schools and workplaces. Mask requirements are still in place for public transport and health care settings.
Federal Eviction Moratorium Extended Just 2 Days Before Expiration
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is extending an order preventing evictions. It was set to expire this week, which could have displaced staggering numbers of people from their homes.
CDC Says Schools Can Now Space Students 3 Feet Apart, Rather Than 6
In many places, the 6-foot guidance was interpreted as requiring schools to operate on part-time schedules in order to reduce class sizes. A 3-foot rule would allow many more schools to fully reopen.
‘Now Is Not The Time To Stop Wearing A Mask,’ Says CDC Director Rochelle Walensky
With new cases teetering at about 60,000 to 70,000 per day, new hyper-transmissible variants and state rollbacks of coronavirus restrictions, the CDC chief urges Americans to remain vigilant.
CDC Says It’s Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities
New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can gather indoors in some circumstances but should keep wearing masks in public.
Renters Are Getting Evicted Despite CDC Order
Some landlords are evicting tenants despite an order from the CDC aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 by preventing evictions. That has led to calls to strengthen protections.