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 in
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.
CNN covers two new reports about confirmed transmission of the coronavirus on aircraft. In one of the incidents … … a couple flew from Boston to Hong Kong in business class on March 9. They both exhibited symptoms after they arrived and were diagnosed with coronavirus. Contact tracing found two
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. Many
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 Bloomberg
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.