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CDC updates COVID-19 transmission webpage to clarify information about types of spread

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 17:50
CDC actively reviews our website to make sure the content is accessible and clear for all types of audiences. As a result of one such review, edits were made to the organization of the COVID-19 transmission page, including adding a headline in an attempt to clarify other types of spread beyond person to person. This change was intended to make it easier to read, and was not a result of any new science.

CDC Releases Recommendations for Communities of Faith

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:45
Across America, states and localities are experiencing different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many state and local officials have determined to begin moving gradually and strategically toward reopening their regions. Today, CDC published guidance to help prevent exposures to COVID-19 in facilities used by communities of faith and to keep their staff and attendees as healthy as possible as they exercise their faith.

CDC Health Scientist wins 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:45
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Control (CDC) health scientist Duncan R. MacCannell, PhD, has been named a winner of the 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award.

CDC Investigation Notice - Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 15:20
A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry has been posted https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/backyardpoultry-05-20/index.html.

CDC releases resources to assist states to open

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:50
Across America, states and localities are experiencing different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have chosen to begin moving gradually and strategically toward resuming civic life. To help states, tribes, localities, and territories, as well as businesses and community organizations operate as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC released two new resources to aide in reopening.

HHS Delivers Funding to Expand Testing Capacity for States, Territories, Tribes

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 17:10
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is delivering $11 billion in new funding to support testing for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide $10.25 billion to states, territories, and local jurisdictions through CDC's existing Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) cooperative agreement.

Media Statement from Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC Director; Dr. Steve Hahn, FDA Commissioner; and Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID Director

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 13:05
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have together determined that government entities working in support of the COVID-19 response efforts are providing essential services and the current guidelines for critical infrastructure workers apply.

CDC scientists honored as 2020 Service to America Medal Finalists

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 07:20
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Control (CDC) scientists Dr. Vikram Krishnasamy, and Dr. Peter Briss and the 2019 Lung Injury Prevention Team, have been named finalists in the Partnership for Public Service's annual Service to America awards.

HHS Announces CARES Act Funding Distribution to States and Localities in Support of COVID-19 Response

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 10:15
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing upcoming action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide additional resources to state and local jurisdictions in support of our nation's response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Confirmation of COVID-19 in Two Pet Cats in New York

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 11:15
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CDC Announces Modifications and Extension of No Sail Order for All Cruise Ships

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 15:15
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ships.

Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, MD on the passing of Michael Patterson, Tips From Former Smokers ad participant

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 11:55
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Michael Patterson, 64, a U.S. Army veteran, an Alaska Native, and a member of the Tlingit tribe. At age 44, Michael was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) caused by smoking.

HHS Announces Upcoming Funding Action to Provide $186 Million for COVID-19 Response

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 07:35
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing upcoming action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide $186,000,000 in funding for additional resources to state and local jurisdictions in support of our nation's response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

CDC Launches New Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 13:50
CDC works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money to have a more secure nation. A US federal agency, CDC helps make the healthy choice the easy choice by putting science and prevention into action. CDC works to help people live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

COVID-19-Related Phone Scams and Phishing Attacks

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:05
COVID-19-Related Phone Scams and Phishing Attacks

CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 19:00
Due to extensive community transmission of COVID -19 in the area, CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately.

CDC Statement on COVID-19 Apple App

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:05
Today, Apple Inc. - in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - released an app and website that guides Americans through a series of questions about their health and exposure to determine if they should seek care for COVID-19 symptoms.

CDC Statement on Self-Quarantine Guidance for Greater New York City Transportation and Delivery Workers

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:00
CDC Statement on Self-Quarantine Guidance for Greater New York City Transportation and Delivery Workers

Autism Prevalence Rises in Communities Monitored by CDC

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:20
One in 54 8-year-old children have been identified with autismording to an analysis of 2016 data published today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summary.