Get Caught Up: How new CDC mask guidelines for vaccinated affects Michigan
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.
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Washington Post, CNN and the New York Times were all subject to intrusive Justice Department subpoenas. The leaks targeted by the department, in all three cases, span the tumultuous early months of the Trump administration.washingtonpost.com
White House COVID task force urges residents to remain cautious as things improve
CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky explained Friday why those guidelines aren’t ready yet at the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing. Ad“Six weeks ago, only 8% of seniors -- those most vulnerable to COVID -- had received a vaccination,” said White House advisor Andy Slavitt. States that allowed on-site dining in restaurants had a 3% increase in COVID deaths within 100 days. “I think the science is now following the messaging that we have, and the messaging has followed the science. “This is not the first report that demonstrates the impact of in-person dining and how cases and deaths will follow after in-person dining.
‘The next 3 months are pivotal,’ -- White House aims to vaccinate every adult by June
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal health officials are urging U.S. residents to hold on just for a few months longer. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said they are months away from being able to vaccinate every adult in the country. READ: Why Michigan officials felt now was right time to loosen COVID-19 restrictions“The next three months are pivotal,” Walensky said. How this plays out is up to us.”White House advisor Andy Slavitt said they hope the country will rally together and finish the race. The CDC is expected to release new guidelines Thursday on what fully vaccinated people can do to stay safe.
CDC releases new guidelines on reopening schools safely
DETROIT – The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention released its new guidelines on how to safely reopen schools for in-person learning Friday. READ: CDC: Strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safelyIn a telephone briefing, health officials said the CDC is not mandating that schools open, but rather it’s providing a road map for how to do so safely. They highlighted five key mitigation strategies, stressing two are most important -- universal and correct mask usage being required for all students and staff, and physically distancing of at least six feet between people. “These two strategies are incredibly important in areas that have high have high community spread of COVID-19,” Walensky said. “Which, right now, is the vast majority of communities in the United States.”Other key strategies include washing hands, cleaning facilities and improving ventilation; and contact tracing, isolation and quarantining.
Thanksgiving gut check: Risks to consider amid COVID pandemic
Ideally, we need to gather in small groups -- if at all -- to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus amid the holiday season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. From the CDC:Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread COVID-19 or flu. For more CDC guidelines and tips for Thanksgiving amid the pandemic, go here.
View: CDC guidelines for Thanksgiving amid coronavirus pandemic
Thanksgiving will be different this year for American families and friends who want to minimize the spread of the coronavirus and keep each other safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. From the CDC:Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread COVID-19 or flu. For more CDC guidelines and tips for Thanksgiving amid the pandemic, go here.
CDC lists Halloween trick-or-treating as high risk for COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many traditions this year and now it’s coming for Halloween. The CDC posted guidance on how to celebrate Halloween this year, given the ongoing pandemic, and the kids are probably not going to be thrilled. Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus.
VIEW: CDC offers updated guidelines for face masks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated guidelines for selecting, wearing and cleaning face masks for the coronavirus pandemic. The update was released Aug. 27. The CDC continues to recommend that you wear masks in public settings “around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others.” Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others, the CDC maintains. In Michigan, it has been the law to wear masks in public buildings and spaces since the governor’s order was issued in July. Find the CDC’s complete face masks recommendations/guidelines here.
CDC releases new coronavirus guidelines for schools
This week, the Centers for Disease Control Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its coronavirus guidelines for schools returning this fall. Its the CDCs first update to these school return guidelines since the spring. The CDC is making its opinion on reopening schools very clear:It is critically important for our public health to open schools this fall, said CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield. The CDC resources released today will help parents, teachers and administrators make practical, safety-focused decisions as this school year begins. From the CDC:Key considerations for school administrators:
Squeeze in quick exercise bursts in your busy day
Less than 20 percent of American adults meet the federal guidelines for aerobic and muscle-building exercise. Those guidelines call for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobics with muscle-strengthening exercises at least two days per week. But little bursts of activity may offer the same health benefits as an intense gym session. Dr. Jordan Metzl, who practices sports medicine at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery, joins "CBS This Morning" to share examples of quick exercise routines.cbsnews.com