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Some parts of public life in the U.S. still operate according to restrictive rules, and that includes planes, trains and buses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The updated guidelines make key changes to earlier language, including a new color-coded chart that divides school reopening options into four zones, based on the level of community transmission.
The public health agency had previously emphasized that masks protect other people from viruses you might expel. The new advice gives a less altruistic reason to wear face coverings.
Emphasizing the continued importance of masks, Robert Redfield said that while first responders may have early access to a vaccine, broader access is not likely for six to nine months after approval.
“We’ve got to take a deep breath,” says one health official about the rapid timeline pushed for by the CDC. “It is very clear that we need to lean forward to prepare to deliver the vaccine.”
The Trump administration is directing hospitals to use a new platform to report COVID-19 data instead of an existing system at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — All 50 states have now taken some steps to reopen after COVID-19 shutdowns. Their approaches vary, with only minor restrictions remaining in states like Texas, while New York still has strict limitations in place. Federal guidance from the CDC was released quietly, but its recommendations aren’t mandatory. Meanwhile, WHO officials warned that… Read More
The flowchart-like documents released by the CDC ask businesses, schools and workplaces to first and foremost consider whether reopening is consistent with state and local stay-at-home orders.
The CDC developed detailed rules for child care centers, schools, camps, restaurants, churches and mass transit. The White House coronavirus task force said the draft guidance went too far.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — Ohio officials have started using a coronavirus tracking system that includes probable cases and uses results from a new blood test that looks for the body’s immune response to the virus. After two days, the new system has added 42 cases to the state’s total. But Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton… Read More
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between 5.7% and 20% of children with COVID-19 end up in the hospital, with 2% or fewer needing intensive care.
There are rumblings that U.S. health officials may start encouraging Americans to wear face masks to cut down on asymptomatic spread. But with continued shortages, it’s not clear how we’d do that.
From school closures to event cancellations, the disruptions are real — and vital. It’s all to slow the spread of coronavirus so hospitals don’t get so overwhelmed that they can’t treat the sickest.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week urged the American public “to prepare in the expectation that this could be bad.” Here are some of the steps you might consider.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he’ll discuss the coronavirus threat at a White House news conference Wednesday, a day after he sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading widely across the U.S. The president is expected to hold a news conference at 6:30 p.m. ET. Watch in the player above. Trump tweeted… Read More
Two Miami University students do not have the novel coronavirus, the Ohio Health Department confirmed Sunday night. The two students spent the week isolated in their off-campus residence while awaiting the results. They were released from that isolation Sunday evening. “The students are delighted,” says Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health…. Read More
Two newly released sets of government data show that the death toll from the nation’s opioid crisis may finally be dropping and also reveal the scale of the pain pill sales that help set the crisis in motion. The data for the Ohio Valley show how hard the region was hit and how hard people… Read More