Experts recently said that people should wear a mask outside — especially when you can’t socially distance. While the risk of airborne transmission is lower outside – the CDC has a simple recommendation — wear a mask when you’re in a public setting. “CDC recommends that people wear masks inContinue Reading

How to tell the difference between COVID-19, cold and flu symptoms as fall bring its usual load of coughing and sneezing. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, diagnostic testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis.

In another effort aimed at getting travelers back on planes, United Airlines will begin offering on-the-spot coronavirus testing to some passengers at the airport before they board their flight. United is beginning this program by offering testing for passengers flying to Hawaii from San Francisco International Airport beginning Oct. 15.Continue Reading

During the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts have been making decisions about when and how to safely open schools. Many schools and members of the public have asked CDC how to determine when it is safe to open schools for in-person learning. There is no easy answer or single indicator. ManyContinue Reading

Using public transportation, visiting a place of worship, or otherwise traveling from the home is associated with a significantly higher likelihood of testing positive with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, while practicing strict social distancing is associated with a markedly lower likelihood, suggests a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins BloombergContinue Reading

USA Today writes about the different rules that each state has for travelers. Most public health experts agree the priority should be on testing people who have symptoms or have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive, and some states require travelers to present a negative test.Continue Reading