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  • United States Coronavirus (COVID-19) Death Toll Surpasses 100,000 May 28, 2020
    Today the number of people in the United States who have died from COVID-19 surpassed 100,000. Families, friends, coworkers, loved ones and community members are grieving for each person who has been lost to this disease.
  • CDC updates COVID-19 transmission webpage to clarify information about types of spread May 22, 2020
    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 […]
  • CDC Releases Recommendations for Communities of Faith May 22, 2020
    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 May 22, 2020
    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 May 20, 2020
    A CDC investigation notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry has been posted
  • CDC releases resources to assist states to open May 20, 2020
    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 […]
  • HHS Delivers Funding to Expand Testing Capacity for States, Territories, Tribes May 18, 2020
    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 […]
  • Media Statement from Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC Director; Dr. Steve Hahn, FDA Commissioner; and Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID Director May 12, 2020
    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 May 8, 2020
    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.
  • CDC launches national viral genomics consortium to better map SARS-CoV-2 transmission May 1, 2020
    CDC has kicked off the SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing for Public Health Emergency Response, Epidemiology and Surveillance (SPHERES) consortium, which will greatly expand the use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) of the COVID-19 virus.