CDC 24-7 Fact of the Week
Week of August 23, 2021
In addition to universal indoor masking, CDC recommends schools maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students within classrooms to reduce transmission risk. When it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least 3 feet, such as when schools cannot fully re-open while maintaining these distances, it is especially important to layer multiple other prevention strategies, such as screening testing.
Week of August 16, 2021
Pregnant and recently pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19—including illness that requires hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator or special equipment to breathe, or results in death—compared with nonpregnant people. Additionally, pregnant people with COVID-19 are at increased risk for preterm birth and might be at increased risk for other poor pregnancy outcomes.
Week of August 9, 2021
Some data suggest the Delta variant might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated persons. In two different studies from Canada and Scotland, patients infected with the Delta variant were more likely to be hospitalized than patients infected with Alpha or the original virus strains.
Week of July 26, 2021
Information about the characteristics of COVID-19 variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them. Learn more about COVID-19 variants at our page.
Week of June 7, 2021
Stagger vaccination appointments so that you are not vaccinating all workers at the same time in a single department, service, or unit where continued operations are required. Find this and more considerations to minimize the effect of post-vaccination signs and symptoms on employees and the workplace at our page.
Week of May 31, 2021
Be ready for hurricane season. If you need to evacuate, prepare a “go kit” with personal items you cannot do without during an emergency. Include items that can help protect you and others from COVID-19, such as hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, bar or liquid soap, disinfectant wipes (if available) and two masks for each person.
Week of March 15, 2021
More than one in seven American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD is a condition in which the kidneys are damaged and cannot filter blood as well as they should. If left untreated, CKD can progress to kidney failure and early cardiovascular disease. Learn about the risk factors for CKD.
Week of March 8, 2021
Good nutrition during the first 2 years of life is vital for healthy growth and development. Starting good nutrition practices early can help children develop healthy dietary patterns. Explore our Infant and Toddler Nutrition page to find nutrition information to help give your child a healthy start in life.
Week of February 22, 2021
Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. High rates of obesity and high blood pressure among younger people are putting them at risk for heart disease earlier in life. Learn more about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart.