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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 identified a probable case of monkeypox and is waiting for confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But unlike COVID-19, Vanderhoff said… Read More
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 of previous infection. The figures come from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Tuesday. It looked in the blood of more than… Read More
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. Effective immediately, OU masking requirements match the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels for the county in which the campus is located. If the community is listed… Read More
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 a new recommendation from the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The move comes after the Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorized the… Read More
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 by five days of mask wearing. The new guidance comes as the U.S. is averaging more than 230,000 new cases per day. Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo… Read More
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. The experts met Friday afternoon just hours after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the boosters for people 18 years and older. The Advisory Committee… Read More
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 for Disease Control and Prevention over public health concerns. But the Supreme Court said the moratorium must expire July 31 unless Congress passes new legislation…. Read More
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 of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. That’s according to a federal official who spoke to The Associated Press. The CDC is expected to… Read More
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 projected to report 5,215 drug deaths last year, more than 14 Ohioans a day – breaking the record set with 4,854 deaths in 2017. That’s almost a… Read More
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the pandemic presented a historic threat.
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.