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

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

A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found evidence that asymptomatic carriers could transmit the novel coronavirus to others on airplanes. The study, published in the peer-reviewed CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, was based on an evacuation flight from Milan to Seoul, South Korea, in lateContinue Reading

Travelers returning from a trip outside the country or their state no longer face recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return.  The CDC updated its travel requirements online Friday, advising travelers to “follow state, territorial, tribal and local recommendations or requirements after travel.” Previous guidelines recommended a 14-day quarantineContinue Reading