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CDC has awarded California health agencies $195,556,120 to address COVID-19-related health disparities. The funding, part of a $2.25 billion nationwide investment, seeks to advance health equity by expanding state, local, US territorial, and freely associated state health department capacity and services. This is CDC’s largest investment to date to improve …continue reading

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On May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its recommendation for fully vaccinated people and announced that they “…no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, …continue reading

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Governor Gavin Newsom released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated outdoor masking recommendations: “California has made incredible progress in controlling the spread of COVID-19, resulting in the lowest positivity rate in the country. And we have administered more than 28 million vaccine …continue reading

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CDC’s updated Guidance for Operating Child Care Programs during COVID-19 provides information on mask use, screening, keeping children in contained groups, staggering schedules, communal spaces, food service, ventilation and water systems, vaccination, direct service providers, children with special needs, and protecting individuals at higher risk for severe illness. Recommendations include …continue reading

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The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) commended the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for recommending public transit workers be included among those who should receive priority for the COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted Sunday, Dec. 20, to approve interim recommendations for vaccine …continue reading

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In the context of community transmission where continued testing is impractical, available evidence at this time indicates that an interim strategy based on time-since-illness-onset and time-since-recovery can be implemented to establish the end of isolation. Practical application of a symptom-based strategy cannot prevent all infections. At this time, data are …continue reading