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COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 30 2020 19:02:01

RT @CDCemergency: Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself & your family from getting sick with #COVID19. Learn when & how you should wash your hands to stay healthy: https://go.usa.gov/xEnje

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 30 2020 18:30:33

#AcuteFlaccidMyelitis is a medical emergency. Even in communities where #COVID19 is spreading, parents should get medical attention immediately if their child develops sudden arm or leg weakness. Learn more: https://t.co/fT4MBToNJY  #knowAFM  https://t.co/ZdccCba1N2

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 30 2020 18:07:02

RT @CDCDirector: #COVID19 is the most significant public health challenge to face our nation in more than a century. Help protect your family, community, and Nation by social distancing, wearing a face mask & washing your hands frequently. https://bit.ly/3bGvO6p #COVIDStopsWithMe

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 30 2020 17:54:02

Long-standing inequities have put racial and ethnic minority groups at a higher risk for #COVID19. Learn what we can do to ensure all people have the chance to be as healthy as possible. See CDC’s COVID-19 #HealthEquity Strategy. https://t.co/OVro238b8r   

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 30 2020 17:37:00

RT @Surgeon_General: #DYK: Pooled testing is a strategy that can be used to test multiple people for #COVID19 with a single test, which can help conserve testing materials. Watch to see how pooled testing works. http://bit.ly/39oepQ1

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 30 2020 17:07:02

RT @CDCDirector: It’s important to take care of yourself while taking steps to slow the spread #COVID19. Contact your healthcare provider if you feel sick or are concerned about your health for any reason. Learn more: https://youtu.be/OSie2SsVXqQ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 30 2020 16:48:31

No clear increase in #COVID19 cases, hospitalizations, or deaths after the April 7 election in Milwaukee, suggesting possible benefit of state efforts to expand absentee and curbside voting and other safety efforts by @MKEhealth and @DHSWI. Read @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/6yJdzuOdbI https://t.co/NLi5RvUV6p

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 30 2020 15:47:01

New @CDCMMWR details how @NYCHealthy used the city’s immunization registry to identify unvaccinated children & ensure they received vaccines they missed due to the #COVID19 pandemic. Learn more: https://t.co/oAWUwIYN3O         https://t.co/tKlMzhdSly

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 30 2020 13:20:11

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself & your family from getting sick with #COVID19. Learn when & how you should wash your hands to stay healthy: https://t.co/qWpjbblUMY        https://t.co/WVaFZhq8CA

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 30 2020 13:17:32

.@CMSGov & @CDCgov announce that reimbursement is available to physicians & health care providers to counsel patients, at the time of #COVID19 testing, about the importance of self-isolation while awaiting the test results. https://t.co/91N1kEbEqK        https://t.co/ZKbAeyzq6E

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 30 2020 10:17:01

RT @NIOSH: Protect #construction workers against #COVID19: Actively encourage sick employees to stay home and provide training on proper hand washing and other preventive measures. More tips: https://go.usa.gov/xwbcu

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 30 2020 09:22:01

RT @CDCemergency: When you wear a cloth face covering, you help protect those around you from #COVID19. Help keep each other safe by continuing to properly wear cloth face coverings every time, the entire time you’re in public. Learn more:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 30 2020 08:50:39

RT @CDCgov: As of July 28, the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases reported in the U.S. surpassed 4 million. Wear a mask when around peoplewho don’t live in your household. Stay 6 feet away from others & wash your hands

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 29 2020 19:20:01

RT @Surgeon_General: Are you concerned about possible #COVID19 exposure and/or symptoms? Check out the @apple screening tool developed w/ @WhiteHouse, @CDCgov  & @fema to determine the steps you should take, including testing: https://apple.co/2VvkeFw

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 29 2020 18:55:20

As of July 28, the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases reported in the U.S. surpassed 4 million. Wear a mask when around people who don’t live in your household. Stay 6 feet away from others & wash your hands often.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 29 2020 18:50:06

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 29 2020 18:46:01

RT @CDCDirector: Data show that face coverings are an effective tool to #SlowTheSpread of #COVID19. More and more people are embracing this prevention strategy, but we ALL need to do our part to get this virus under control in the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 29 2020 13:27:02

Communicating prevention messages is critical to slowing spread of COVID-19. “The first step… is to get to know all of the partners involved,” says CDC’s Maggie Silver. Read about communication partnerships she supports as part of the #COVID19 response: https://t.co/5WF5Qm4ydp

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 29 2020 12:45:20

When you wear a cloth face covering, you help protect those around you from #COVID19. Help keep each other safe by continuing to properly wear cloth face coverings every time, the entire time you’re in public. Learn more: https://t.co/7oiKNyULb7   

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 29 2020 12:38:02

Many healthcare systems are experiencing #COVID19 patient surges. New guidance is available for transferring patients to Relief Healthcare Facilities. Learn more: https://t.co/yKCPnPJjKR         https://t.co/DXHASzqwmi

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 29 2020 10:05:18

#TakeAction to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or cloth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 29 2020 09:48:01

RT @CDCtravel: Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading #COVID19. CDC advises against nonessential international travel. If you must travel, know that some healthcare systems are overwhelmed & adequate medical care may be limited. For more, visit https://bit.ly/2HqjXft

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 28 2020 15:20:52

RT @CDCgov: Cloth face coverings may help prevent the spread of #COVID19 when they are widely used in public settings. When you wear a face covering, you help protect those around you. When others wear one, they help protect people

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 28 2020 14:43:00

Cloth face coverings may help prevent the spread of #COVID19 when they are widely used in public settings. When you wear a face covering, you help protect those around you. When others wear one, they help protect people around them,

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 28 2020 13:47:22

RT @CDCgov: Pooled testing is a strategy that can be used to test multiple people for #COVID19 with a single test, which can help conserve testing materials. Watch to see how pooled testing works. https://bit.ly/39oepQ1

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 28 2020 13:47:00

Pooled testing is a strategy that can be used to test multiple people for #COVID19 with a single test, which can help conserve testing materials. Watch to see how pooled testing works. https://t.co/S8KeeONoOJ https://t.co/Uxcev1VNbB

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 28 2020 11:00:28

#HCPs: Today at 2pm ET call in to COCA Call Topic: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Diabetes: The Importance of Prevention, Management, and Support. Learn more about the event at https://t.co/nrIieMw8wm #COVID19 https://t.co/aAEOszpSX4

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 27 2020 19:55:05

Social distancing to reduce the spread of #COVID19 may increase the risk of domestic & family violence as more time is spent in the home. Find resources on how to stay safe: https://t.co/nmOHEyJPlg https://t.co/YX5YYi7LpY

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 27 2020 18:43:00

RT @HHSGov: The U.S. is outpacing the world with an unprecedented number of #COVID19 tests, completing more than 52 million tests and now averaging over 770,000 per day. Find a community based testing site near you: https://go.usa.gov/xfNG6

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 27 2020 17:30:07

#HCPs: COCA Call on Tuesday, July 28, at 2pm ET will be available on Zoom. Topic: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Diabetes: The Importance of Prevention, Management, and Support. Learn more: https://t.co/nrIieMNJUW  #COVID19  https://t.co/l6QcAoNO9T

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 27 2020 17:10:01

RT @CDCDirector: During the #COVID19 pandemic, we must continue to maintain essential public health services, like #TB prevention & control. New @CDCMMWR report examines the impact of COVID-19 on state and local TB program activities: https://bit.ly/32N0Fgf

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 27 2020 16:47:02

School administrators: #COVID19 poses new challenges for returning to school this fall. Prepare for the upcoming school year by taking steps to protect the health of students, staff, and their families. See guidance for safely returning to school: https://t.co/eLdOHp69Np  https://t.co/dmP6F9iQ7U

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 27 2020 15:32:29

RT @CDCgov: The latest CDC #COVIDView report indicates that while #COVID19-like illnesses are starting to decline in the Southeast, South Central, and South West/Coast regions, they are still at higher levels compared to March/April.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 27 2020 15:20:11

#TakeAction to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or cloth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 27 2020 12:58:02

Thinking of re-opening your restaurant or bar? Consider these tips to protect employees, customers, and communities and slow the spread of #COVID19: https://t.co/oBn6GR6u7d        https://t.co/HIFgSEkv4v

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 27 2020 12:33:52

The latest CDC #COVIDView report indicates that while #COVID19-like illnesses are starting to decline in the Southeast, South Central, and South West/Coast regions, they are still at higher levels compared to March/April. https://t.co/dspMbJ4gJ4

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 27 2020 11:40:02

It’s important to take care of yourself while taking steps to slow the spread #COVID19. Contact your healthcare provider if you feel sick or are concerned about your health for any reason. Learn more: https://t.co/TP2FI4lF1e          https://t.co/coDQ622Q9A

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 27 2020 09:27:24

RT @CDCgov: Going to a cooling center to beat the #heat this #summer? Follow these tips to protect yourself from #COVID19 • Practice social distancing • Wear a cloth face covering (for people 2+ years old) • Wash your hands

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 26 2020 14:36:01

Going to a cooling center to beat the #heat this #summer? Follow these tips to protect yourself from #COVID19 • Practice social distancing • Wear a cloth face covering (for people 2+ years old) • Wash your hands often or

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 26 2020 12:35:01

Social distancing to reduce the spread of #COVID19 may increase the risk of domestic and family violence as more time is spent in the home. Find resources on how to stay safe: https://t.co/QS232OLAkZ https://t.co/KqLkn2Pg28

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 25 2020 17:15:06

Parents: You may have questions about how your child will return to school this fall during the #COVID19 pandemic. A new decision-making tool is available to help keep your family safe & prepare for the upcoming school year. Learn more:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 25 2020 11:30:05

“The response is complex. But every day, I walk away from the [Emergency Operations Center] amazed at what our incredible staff can accomplish…” says Dr. Dana Meaney-Delman, a former principal deputy incident manager for the #COVID19 response. More: https://t.co/3v15grreJZ https://t.co/4y3CbKSoSt

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 25 2020 11:01:28

Help prevent the spread of #COVID19. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, wash hands often for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, & practice physical distancing by putting space between yourself & others. https://t.co/WaI3wjePtU     

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 25 2020 09:35:00

RT @CDCGlobal: Even if countries are under restrictions due to #COVID19, people with #HIV must continue to receive their medication. Learn more about how @CDCgov helps national and global HIV programs accomplish this: https://cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/hiv.html

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 25 2020 08:53:00

RT @CDCemergency: Cover your cough! #COVID19 spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Additionally, it can also be spread when someone is not showing symptoms. Take everyday precautions to do your part to stop the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 18:40:06

Help prevent the spread of #COVID19. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, wash hands often for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, & practice physical distancing by putting space between yourself & others. https://t.co/WaI3wjePtU     

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 16:02:02

CDC’s #COVID19 Health Equity Strategy describes what we can do to support those disproportionately affected by COVID-19, like racial & ethnic minority groups, essential & frontline workers, people living in rural areas or those w/ substance use disorders. https://t.co/OVro238b8r https://t.co/NLedg0ouYi

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 15:35:08

Planning for #hurricane season this year may be different. Know how to prepare for a hurricane during the #COVID19 pandemic to keep yourself & your loved ones safe. Learn more: https://t.co/zAwtVObwrn https://t.co/IYXA0AJZEa

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 15:15:04

Laboratory professionals: New guidance now available for using pooled samples for #COVID19 diagnostic, screening, and surveillance testing. Guidance includes information on reporting, limitations, and testing systems. See full guidance here: https://t.co/S8KeeOvNXb https://t.co/UVzIpZei1N

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 15:06:05

RT @CDCMMWR: New @CDCMMWR report shows that young, previously healthy adults can take a long time to recover from #COVID19. The study found that nearly 1 in 5 adults ages 18-34 who had milder outpatient COVID-19 had not returned to

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 14:26:02

#HCPs: Pregnant women and their families should be counseled about the potential increased risk of severe illness from #COVID19 and on measures to prevent it. Pregnancy-specific case data are available and updated weekly: https://t.co/YTXFncrJk1          https://t.co/mYKk7439nA

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 13:58:01

Parents: You may have questions about how your child will return to school this fall during the #COVID19 pandemic. A new decision-making tool is available to help keep your family safe and prepare for the upcoming school year. Learn more:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 13:12:09

A new @CDCMMWR report shows that young, previously healthy adults can take a long time to recover from #COVID19. The study found that nearly 1 in 5 adults ages 18-34 who had milder outpatient COVID-19 had not returned to their

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 13:12:09

Cloth face coverings may help prevent the spread of #COVID19 when they are widely used in public settings. When you wear a face covering, you help protect those around you. When others wear one, they help protect people around them,

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 13:10:20

Cover your cough! #COVID19 spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Additionally, it can also be spread when someone is not showing symptoms. Take everyday precautions to do your part to stop the spread: https://t.co/ebLDtQugtD 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 12:31:02

Clinicians: Do you have questions about how to safely administer vaccines during the #COVID19 outbreak? Check out CDC’s latest guidance on vaccine planning during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://t.co/3fUMNKjuFF https://t.co/fUdiOFWVhC

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 12:00:00

#COVID19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) #coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the @WHO best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases. https://t.co/H5KqSEQmWX

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 09:35:43

RT @CDCgov: New forecasts show the US will likely report more #COVID19 deaths in the next 4 weeks than in the previous 4 weeks. This includes an increase in deaths in 25 states & 1 US territory. Between 160,000 &

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 24 2020 08:08:01

RT @CDCemergency: #TakeAction to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 23 2020 23:25:37

RT @CDCDirector: Wash hands often to help #SlowTheSpread of #COVID19. Keep key times in mind for when to wash your hands & remember to practice other protective measures like social distancing and wearing a face cover: https://bit.ly/3bGvO6p

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 23 2020 19:37:41

RT @CDCDirector: Together, we can open schools safely. This fall, school may look different in some communities b/c of #COVID19 – as face masks, distancing, & hand hygiene meet bookbags & homework. New CDC tools will help us make decisions

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 23 2020 19:05:10

Pregnant women with #COVID19 may be at increased risk for severe illness compared with nonpregnant women. Pregnancy-specific case data are now available, including age, race/ethnicity, & need for critical care. See this week’s data: https://t.co/bTsi4L8nP1         https://t.co/vrzMx0WckX

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 23 2020 18:21:17

#COVID19 presents unique challenges for returning to school this fall. New guidance is available to help school administrators and parents take steps to protect the health of their families, students, and school staff. Learn more here: https://t.co/cqJOW6vrmf       

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 23 2020 17:48:02

New forecasts show the US will likely report more #COVID19 deaths in the next 4 weeks than in the previous 4 weeks. This includes an increase in deaths in 25 states & 1 US territory. Between 160,000 & 175,000 total

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 23 2020 17:01:07

Does wearing a face covering mean you don’t have to practice physical distancing? The answer is no. Wearing a cloth face covering while in public AND maintaining 6 ft of distance from other people are two actions to help stop

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 23 2020 15:20:03

A new study in @CDCMMWR estimated that in over 3,000 counties, roughly half (47%) of residents had one of five underlying conditions associated with higher risk of severe illness from #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/0iDaOnBlrt        https://t.co/GgMgC5Nuk6

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 23 2020 13:09:44

TB program staff across the U.S. are responding to the #COVID19 pandemic. A new report in @CDCMMWR examines the early impact of #COVID19 on state and local #TB program activities: https://t.co/EQtDgetVeM https://t.co/OLWAlb7MxS

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 23 2020 12:01:42

If you are wearing a cloth face covering & feel yourself overheating or having trouble breathing, put at least 6 feet of distance between yourself & others & remove the face covering. More safety tips: https://t.co/gkpafDMw9O  #COVID19  https://t.co/qSdlJzcXa4

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 23 2020 10:35:13

#TakeAction to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or cloth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 22 2020 18:10:11

In some situations, #COVID19 can spread from people to animals. If you are sick, avoid contact with your pet to keep them healthy. There is no need to surrender your pet if you are sick. Learn more about pets: https://t.co/cM0GiiOWyB 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 22 2020 17:19:15

As of July 21: In the last 7 days, #COVID19 cases increased in the US. Ten states reported more than 10,000 new cases w/ 3 states each reporting more than 60,000 new cases. Wear face coverings. Stay 6 feet away

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 22 2020 17:00:12

RT @HHSGov: It’s understandable that many people may feel distress or anxiety during the #COVID19 pandemic. Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of @NIMHgov, offers five steps you can follow to maintain your mental health and well-being.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 22 2020 16:35:01

RT @CDCDirector: Protect yourself and others from #COVID19 when using public transportation. Practice social distancing, avoid touching surfaces, and practice hand hygiene. Learn more. https://bit.ly/36A09Cl

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 22 2020 15:40:03

If you are wearing a cloth face covering and feel yourself overheating or having trouble breathing, put at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others and remove the face covering. More safety tips: https://t.co/am46FjCit7  #COVID19  https://t.co/MquzUxfWIm

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 22 2020 14:39:59

RT @CDCgov: You can help slow the spread of #COVID19. Practice #socialdistancing. Keep at least six feet of physical distance between yours yourself and others. Wear a cloth face covering when in public. More tips at http://cdc.gov/coronavirus

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 22 2020 14:29:02

CDC has new testing considerations to help correctional and detention facilities plan, prepare & respond to #COVID19. Learn more about testing individuals with and without symptoms of #COVID19 in these settings. https://t.co/iKeLEWOqgl         https://t.co/oCpnZ6MXS9

“Four Things for Four Weeks” to Stop COVID-19

Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey are calling on all Georgians to implement "Four Things for Four Weeks" into their daily routines to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 22 2020 13:25:00

You can help slow the spread of #COVID19. Practice #socialdistancing. Keep at least six feet of physical distance between yourself and others. Wear a cloth face covering when in public. More tips at https://t.co/tt49zOn1hf https://t.co/eybKhSbNNF

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 22 2020 12:49:03

Pregnant women with #COVID19 may be at increased risk for severe illness compared with nonpregnant women. Pregnancy-specific case data are now available, including age, race/ethnicity, and need for critical care. See this week’s data: https://t.co/YTXFncrJk1         https://t.co/aNoNlzq6o0

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 22 2020 12:31:01

Treat your pets the same way you would treat other family members to prevent the spread of #COVID19: Keep your pets away from sick people & those outside your household. Read more about pets & COVID-19: https://t.co/KqDV4n3IRU       

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 22 2020 11:05:19

Join @CDCgov EPIC & the National Child Traumatic Stress Network today at 3 PM ET for a webinar on supporting children’s & adolescents’ mental #health during #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/4Z8xhgKeSY https://t.co/exZjT90ikP

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 22 2020 10:24:01

RT @CDCemergency: Wondering how you can do your daily activities safely while protecting yourself & your loved ones from #COVID19? To help you determine your level of risk, answer these questions about “Deciding to Go Out:” https://bit.ly/3eq7fMQ

Stores Requiring Masks

Several National Chain Stores are now requiring all customers to wear face coverings when entering their stores.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 21 2020 19:20:07

It’s natural to experience many emotions during #COVID19. Getting help can assist you in finding ways to cope with these feelings. Learn more: https://t.co/wXnutfd7UA        https://t.co/kHMkOwcjBf

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 21 2020 16:48:01

RT @CDCDirector: .@JAMA_current’s Dr. Bauchner and I discuss strategies to fight #COVID19, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, convalescent titers, contact tracing, and school and business reopenings in the US: www.youtube.com/covid-19/

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 21 2020 16:23:02

“I’m so happy that we’re able to do something very concrete that will help people,” says Cynthia Ogden, who leads a team at the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The team turned their lab vehicles into mobile #COVID19 testing

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 21 2020 15:27:02

A statewide survey of Indiana residents in late April estimated that #COVID19 infections were 10 times that of reported cases, which is in line with previous antibody studies. Learn more in @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/wsN4MvDIKk         https://t.co/4bcpBPulRN

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 21 2020 15:15:27

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 21 2020 14:43:15

RT @CDCgov: Wearing a cloth face covering correctly can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 21 2020 14:23:02

Late April/early May antibody tests from some Atlanta households showed most residents had not been infected with #COVID19. Black residents had higher rates of past infection, highlighting the need to address racial & ethnic health inequities. Learn more: https://t.co/LXO2LpafJq https://t.co/liNvsdrkQ8

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 21 2020 13:50:12

Public Health Professionals: Need #COVID19 resources for sharing? Check out CDC’s One-Stop Shop for COVID-19 Resources that range from youth sports to travel: https://t.co/vepZpWJFEe         https://t.co/VhmgQruzU0

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 21 2020 13:30:09

New report: Based on a study of the number of people with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in 10 U.S. metro areas in spring 2020, the estimated number of #COVID19 cases in 7 of the 10 areas studied was 10x higher than the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 21 2020 12:35:00

Wearing a cloth face covering correctly can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 21 2020 10:10:01

RT @CDCGlobal: Healthcare workers: Join @CDCgov on 7/23 Thursday at 8am EDT for the latest #COVID19 Infection and Prevention Control Global webinar series. This week’s topic is “Considerations for SARI treatment centers.” Register here: https://bit.ly/2Y0Avm3

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 21 2020 10:05:20

Wondering how you can do your daily activities safely while protecting yourself & your loved ones from #COVID19? To help you determine your level of risk, answer these questions about “Deciding to Go Out:” https://t.co/6Ria7CZbaf         https://t.co/XP6cFDFztp

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 20 2020 16:35:58

RT @CDCgov: Keep key times in mind for when to wear a cloth face cover to #SlowTheSpread of #COVID19 and remember to practice other other protective measures like social distancing and washing your hands. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ee8iP4

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 20 2020 16:12:00

Keep key times in mind for when to wear a cloth face cover to #SlowTheSpread of #COVID19 and remember to practice other protective measures like social distancing and washing your hands. Learn more: https://t.co/jkWwZTfWSS         https://t.co/jpsWX92jhF

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 20 2020 16:06:05

RT @NIOSH: Office building employers, owners and managers, and building operations specialists can help protect workers from #COVID19. Learn steps to create a safe and healthy workplace and protect workers and clients: https://go.usa.gov/xwbRN

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 20 2020 15:18:02

Researchers from the University of Cincinnati are using the National ALS Registry to recruit interested people with ALS (pALS) for #ALS research studying the impact of #COVID19 on people living with this rare disease. Visit: https://t.co/POlqAKkgcT        https://t.co/WlCA93vgt2

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 20 2020 10:46:02

Public Health Professionals: Need #COVID19 resources for sharing? Check out CDC’s One-Stop Shop for COVID-19 Resources that range from youth sports to travel: https://t.co/EpQe5KaDvq          https://t.co/CLv3Qj3ZeJ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 19 2020 16:37:00

To help #SlowTheSpread of #COVID19, keep key times in mind for when to clean and sanitize toys & games in your childcare facility. Learn more: https://t.co/EydPtggBQK         https://t.co/yb56jC3a03

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 19 2020 15:27:15

RT @CDCgov: #COVID19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms & do not know that they are infected. Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ee8iP4

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 18 2020 17:04:01

Dr. Dana Meaney-Delman was a part of the emergency responses to Zika and the Ebola outbreak. Read her experience as she helped take on #COVID19: https://t.co/3v15grreJZ          https://t.co/pbKnNMF6HR

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 18 2020 12:40:08

In some cases, people can spread #COVID19 to pets. But the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to humans is low. There is no need to abandon or harm pets. Learn more about keeping your pets safe: https://t.co/cM0GiiOWyB https://t.co/GqheDtTahF

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 18 2020 09:35:01

RT @CDCemergency: Wondering how you can do your daily activities safely while protecting yourself and your loved ones from #COVID19? To help you determine your level of risk, answer these questions about “Deciding to Go Out:” https://bit.ly/3eq7fMQ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 17 2020 17:10:02

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows indicators used to track #COVID19-like illness are increasing in multiple parts of the U.S., with the Southeast, South Central, and South West/Coast regions seeing higher levels of activity than those in March/April: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb https://t.co/7ENn5LVjz8

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 17 2020 15:07:00

#COVID19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms & do not know that they are infected. Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Learn more: https://t.co/jkWwZTxyhs      

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 17 2020 13:56:02

In some cases, people can spread #COVID19 to pets. But the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to humans is low. There is no need to abandon or harm pets. Learn more about keeping your pets safe: https://t.co/G8dUIQxiWR https://t.co/gwYVlRSRJJ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 17 2020 12:32:03

Clinicians: Vaccination is more important now than ever to help reduce the strain of vaccine-preventable diseases on our communities and healthcare system during the #COVID19 outbreak. Learn how to give vaccines while keeping your patients & practice safe: https://t.co/3fUMNKjuFF https://t.co/j2pfL7602Z

Fitzgerald Walmart Update

Walmart in Fitzgerald has just announced that starting today the ONLY entrance open to customers will be the Grocery side.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 17 2020 09:05:23

Wondering how you can do your daily activities safely while protecting yourself and your loved ones from #COVID19? To help you determine your level of risk, answer these questions about “Deciding to Go Out:” https://t.co/6Ria7CZbaf          

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 17 2020 08:15:03

RT @Surgeon_General: Treat your pets the same way you would treat other family members to prevent the spread of #COVID19: Keep your pets away from sick people and those outside your household. Read more about pets and COVID-19: http://bit.ly/3b9XK1X

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 16 2020 20:47:11

RT @CDCtravel: Staying home is the best way to slow the spread of #COVID19. It can be hard to remain apart from loved ones during challenging or stressful times, but try to connect with them in other ways, using video

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 16 2020 20:47:45

RT @CDCDirector: As of July 14: In the last 7 days, #COVID19 cases have increased nationally with 10 states reporting more than 10,000 new cases, including 3 states with more than 50,000 new cases each. Find more data using CDC’s

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 16 2020 20:41:51

RT @CDCgov: Wash hands often to help #SlowTheSpread of #COVID19. Keep key times in mind for when to wash your hands & remember to practice other protective measures like social distancing and wearing a face cover: https://bit.ly/3bGvO6p

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 16 2020 17:01:02

As of July 13, forecasts suggest 24 states and territories are likely to report more #COVID19 deaths in the next 4 weeks than in the previous 4 weeks. Nationally, between 150,000 and 170,000 total deaths are expected by August 8.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 16 2020 15:52:04

A sample of COVID-19 patients reported typical symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, but also symptoms like fatigue, diarrhea, muscle aches, headache, and chills. Read more about #COVID19 symptoms in today’s @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/CjFU87WGPd         https://t.co/97vWRc9N8F

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 16 2020 14:55:13

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Finding ways to practice #selfcare can help reduce your stress during the #COVID19 pandemic. Find ways to cope with stress: https://t.co/wXnutfd7UA    https://t.co/mWjhrM9fgP

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 16 2020 13:15:22

New @CDCMMWR: Genetic sequencing of specimens from 6 NYC emergency departments suggest probable introductions of the virus that causes #COVID19 into NYC from Europe, from other U.S. locations, and local introductions from within New York. Learn more: https://t.co/t5SjJke9Db https://t.co/JhF24vmmln

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 16 2020 12:00:00

Wash hands often to help #SlowTheSpread of #COVID19. Keep key times in mind for when to wash your hands & remember to practice other protective measures like social distancing and wearing a face cover: https://t.co/DmfPOAPMjW         https://t.co/iYAR7p6XvK

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 16 2020 11:34:01

Wondering how you can do your daily activities safely while protecting yourself and your loved ones from #COVID19? To help you determine your level of risk, answer these questions about “Deciding to Go Out:” https://t.co/g9sT0JqtEx          https://t.co/tZOt2qAzP8

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 16 2020 08:25:01

RT @CDCemergency: Changes in food availability in some communities due to the #COVID19 pandemic may limit availability of fresh #food. Find tips on purchasing canned and packaged goods and more about COVID-19 and nutrition for health: https://bit.ly/3iONzET

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 16 2020 07:58:48

As of July 14: In the last 7 days, #COVID19 cases increased nationally with 3 states each reporting more than 50,000 new cases. Help slow the spread by taking steps like wearing cloth face coverings. See more COVID-19 data here:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 15 2020 18:15:02

RT @CDCtravel: Staying home is the best way to slow the spread of #COVID19. It can be hard to remain apart from loved ones during challenging or stressful times, but try to connect with them in other ways, using video

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 15 2020 17:24:35

RT @CDCDirector: Stigma hurts everyone. No single group, ethnicity or population in the U.S. is more likely to spread #COVID19 than others. Find out how to stop COVID-19 stigma in your community at https://bit.ly/2XWt80L

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 15 2020 15:25:00

CDC and @Google remind you that wearing cloth face coverings in public settings can help #SlowTheSpread of #COVID19. Learn more about cloth face coverings: https://t.co/lxWMe4wjd3         https://t.co/CbK0AsnF5b

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 15 2020 11:38:00

#COVID19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with one another (less than 6 ft). Wear a cloth face covering in public settings & when around people not living in your household, especially when social distancing is difficult

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 15 2020 09:10:16

Changes in food availability in some communities due to the #COVID19 pandemic may limit availability of fresh #food. Find tips on purchasing canned and packaged goods and more about COVID-19 and nutrition for health: https://t.co/dOBtnILMzI          https://t.co/jT20iCa3PB

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 14 2020 23:38:32

RT @CDCDirector: A cloth face covering can help reduce the spread of #COVID19 from you to others, even if you are asymptomatic. Protection against COVID-19 requires the use of cloth face coverings by all members of your community. Click here

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 14 2020 18:06:01

RT @NIOSH: Workplaces can present unique challenges for #COVID19 public health investigations. @CDCgov created a toolkit to help state and local health departments more effectively investigate and respond to COVID-19 cases in non-healthcare work settings. https://go.usa.gov/xfYE4

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 14 2020 16:37:01

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Finding ways to practice #selfcare can help reduce your stress during the #COVID19 pandemic. Find ways to cope with stress: https://t.co/GKZV8vsPCV       https://t.co/A1aNlN3Jdk

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 14 2020 15:15:04

“We realized that there were people out there who needed COVID-19 tests,” says Cynthia Ogden, who leads a team at CDC’s National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The team turned laboratory vehicles into mobile #COVID19 testing sites. More: https://t.co/JDbd7PMZ4z

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 14 2020 14:26:01

New @CDCMMWR report shows how face coverings can help prevent #COVID19. 2 hair stylists with COVID-19 exposed over 100 clients. All wore face coverings, and no clients were known to be infected with COVID-19. Learn more: https://t.co/gmgYO7mLe3         https://t.co/cAbLUpCKT2

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 14 2020 13:58:13

RT @CDCDirector: Contact tracing is essential to slowing the spread of #COVID19. If you have COVID-19, public health workers won’t reveal your identity to your close contacts, even if they ask. Help #SlowTheSpread of COVID-19: https://bit.ly/2B2ZzSa

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 14 2020 13:07:21

New report from @CDCMMWR describes factors associated with use of cloth face coverings and higher rates of use in May compared to April. Wearing cloth face coverings continues to be recommended to help slow the spread of #COVID19. Read more:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 14 2020 11:14:02

Changes in food availability in some communities due to the #COVID19 pandemic may limit availability of fresh #food. Find tips on purchasing canned and packaged goods and more about COVID-19 and nutrition for health: https://t.co/ywOxx6vJHK        https://t.co/24qdQfNVl1

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 14 2020 09:25:01

RT @CDCGlobal: Healthcare workers: Join @CDCgov on 7/16 Thursday at 8am EDT for the latest #COVID19 Infection and Prevention Control Global webinar series. This week’s topic is “Advice on the use of medical and non-medical masks.” Register here: https://bit.ly/2Y0Avm3

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 13 2020 18:05:02

RT @DepSecHargan: #COVID19 has led to an⬆️in #telehealth services – have you utilized these virtual appointments? Visit http://telehealth.hhs.gov to learn more & be sure to check out this message from the @Surgeon_General on 5 things to know about telehealth: Click

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 13 2020 17:20:01

RT @CDCDirector: In every crisis, there is an opportunity. The #COVID19 pandemic is highlighting the need for us, as a Nation, to address long-standing systemic health and social inequities. It is also a call to action that pinpoints where we

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 13 2020 17:12:43

RT @CDCgov: Cloth face coverings may help prevent the spread of #COVID19 when they are widely used in public settings. When you wear a face covering, you help protect those around you. When others wear one, they help protect people

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 13 2020 15:54:00

Cloth face coverings may help prevent the spread of #COVID19 when they are widely used in public settings. When you wear a face covering, you help protect those around you. When others wear one, they help protect people around them,

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 13 2020 15:21:17

Additionally, the Southeast, South-Central, Southwest and Pacific Coast of the U.S. are now seeing the highest percentages yet of people testing positive for #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 13 2020 14:20:14

Public Health Professionals: Need #COVID19 resources for sharing? Check out CDC’s One-Stop Shop for COVID-19 Resources that range from youth sports to travel: https://t.co/vepZpWJFEe          https://t.co/g9OGHEZ7Qw

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 13 2020 12:22:02

Treat your pets the same way you would treat other family members to prevent the spread of #COVID19: Keep your pets away from sick people and people outside your household. Read more about pets and COVID-19: https://t.co/G8dUIQxiWR       

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 12 2020 16:38:01

Focus on good nutrition as a part of self-care during the #COVID19 pandemic. Certain vitamins & minerals may have effects on how the immune system works to fight off infections & inflammation. You can obtain these nutrients through #food. Learn

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 12 2020 12:27:00

You can help slow the spread of #COVID19. Practice #socialdistancing. Keep at least six feet of physical distance between yourself and others. Wear a cloth face covering when in public. More tips at https://t.co/tt49zOEC8N https://t.co/mhnaW3S4YW

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 11 2020 15:56:01

Public Health Professionals: Need #COVID19 resources for sharing? Check out CDC’s One-Stop Shop for COVID-19 Resources that range from youth sports to travel: https://t.co/EpQe5KaDvq         https://t.co/1NEyZyZBle

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 11 2020 15:49:46

Grieving the loss of a loved one while limiting social interaction is particularly difficult. Find ways to care for yourself and cope with stress while dealing with grief: https://t.co/UXcneZ2XWo  #COVID19 #grief https://t.co/Cbj6k4EySu

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 11 2020 15:05:02

Contact tracing is essential to slowing the spread of #COVID19. If you have COVID-19, public health workers won’t reveal your identity to your close contacts, even if they ask. Help #SlowTheSpread of COVID-19: https://t.co/98jmUt3IGq         https://t.co/YD5y23vs6B

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 11 2020 11:50:02

Grieving the loss of a loved one while limiting social interaction is particularly difficult. Find ways to care for yourself and cope with stress while dealing with grief: https://t.co/YlJVVQqC9E  #COVID19 #grief https://t.co/E459ANulmJ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 11 2020 10:00:56

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 10 2020 18:15:02

RT @Surgeon_General: Are you concerned about possible #COVID19 symptoms and/or exposure? Check out the @apple screening tool developed w/ @WhiteHouse, @CDCgov&@fema to determine the steps you should take, including testing: https://apple.co/2VvkeFw

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 10 2020 18:05:03

RT @NIOSH: If you employ waste collectors or recyclers, you should have a #COVID19 health and safety plan to protect employees. CDC information to help you maintain a healthy work environment: https://go.usa.gov/xv6C5

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 10 2020 15:43:00

Protect yourself and others from #COVID19 when using public transportation. Practice social distancing, avoid touching surfaces, and practice hand hygiene. Learn more: https://t.co/0vhHD4uFv9 https://t.co/D8YSeE3vXv

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 10 2020 14:30:11

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 10 2020 13:44:02

As of July 6, forecasts suggest 12 states and 1 U.S. territory are likely to report more #COVID19 deaths in the next 4 weeks than previous 4 weeks. Nationally, between 140,000 and 160,000 total deaths are expected by August 1.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 10 2020 13:09:29

New report in @CDCMMWR found higher percentages of people in racial/ethnic minority groups who died of #COVID19 were under 65. Read the report to learn more: https://t.co/vAS50yJWL3       https://t.co/ZgtDP11n3E

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 10 2020 12:30:57

In some situations, #COVID19 can spread from people to animals. If you are sick, avoid contact with your pet to keep them healthy. There is no need to surrender your pet if you are sick. Learn more about pets: https://t.co/cM0GiiOWyB 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 10 2020 11:21:01

If you are sick with #COVID19, a public health worker may contact you to check on your health, discuss who you’ve been in contact with, and ask you to stay at home and self-isolate, if you’re not doing so already.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 10 2020 09:48:02

RT @CDCtravel: Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading #COVID19. CDC advises against nonessential international travel. If you must travel, know that some healthcare systems are overwhelmed & adequate medical care may be limited. For more, visit https://bit.ly/2HqjXft

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 10 2020 09:30:09

RT @Surgeon_General: It’s common to feel ⬆️ stress during the #COVID19 pandemic. Check out these tips & resources from @CDCgov to take care of your loved ones’ mental health and your own: https://bit.ly/340pBQa

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 10 2020 09:00:26

RT @CDCDirector: Are you interested in volunteering for a #COVID19 Clinical Study? Visit the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) website to take the questionnaire and join the CoVPN Volunteer Screening Registry. You may be contacted if trials open up in your

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 10 2020 08:45:01

RT @CDCDirector: The latest #COVIDView report from @CDCgov shows that while more younger people are testing positive for #COVID19, hospitalization rates among all age groups are still highest in adults 65+. Do your part to protect those at increased risk:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 09 2020 15:54:02

New @CDCMMWR report shows most providers enrolled in the Vaccines for Children program can provide recommended vaccines during the #COVID19 pandemic. Staying up to date on your child’s vaccines is critical to keeping them safe & healthy, now & always.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 09 2020 14:15:09

DYK? Increased #stress can lead to increases in alcohol & substance use. If you or someone you care about is starting to use alcohol or other substances or is increasing their use during the #COVID19 pandemic, see these resources: https://t.co/paYTbF3hFc 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 09 2020 13:46:02

New report in @CDCMMWR shows increases in missed work due to illness in April 2020 among essential workers whose occupations put them at higher risk of exposure to #COVID19. Learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on workplace absenteeism: https://t.co/adzNFBBkwc

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 09 2020 13:17:13

This week’s @CDCMMWR highlights data from #COVID19 patients treated at @The_BMC and highlights differences in demographic and clinical characteristics by illness severity. Learn more: https://t.co/yT9SBHSX51 https://t.co/VL7B3eogYY

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 09 2020 12:50:03

RT @CDCEnvironment: DO NOT use bleach solutions or other disinfecting products on food. Currently, no cases of #COVID19 have been identified where infection was thought to have occurred by touching food, food packaging, or shopping bags. Learn more about food

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 09 2020 10:20:01

RT @HHSGov: #DYK panic attacks and #COVID19 share some of the same symptoms? Visit https://t.co/36fDTtAC2O to learn how to spot the differences between the two, and for easy and effective strategies to manage your stress during challenging times. 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 09 2020 08:55:01

RT @CDCDirector: .@CDCgov continues to work to address racial and ethnic #COVID19 disparities by working with individual jurisdictions to address disparities in COVID-19 illness and death. Learn more about this work: cdc.gov/coronavirus

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 08 2020 18:13:24

As of July 7: Almost 3 million #COVID19 cases have been reported in the United States. The number of cases continue to increase with larger increases in the Southeast, Southwest, and West Coast. See how many cases have been reported

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 08 2020 16:37:01

In some situations, #COVID19 can spread from people to animals. If you are sick, avoid contact with your pet to keep them healthy. There is no need to surrender your pet if you are sick. Learn more about pets: https://t.co/G8dUIQxiWR 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 08 2020 15:33:02

DYK? Increased #stress can lead to increases in alcohol & substance use. If you or someone you care about is starting to use alcohol or other substances or is increasing their use during the #COVID19 pandemic, see these resources: https://t.co/4Z3Xv6PruC

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 08 2020 14:26:02

It is common to feel more stress during the #COVID19 pandemic. Use these CDC tips and resources to take care of your loved ones’ mental health and your own: https://t.co/GKZV8vsPCV. #MinorityMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness https://t.co/lwkB1Bg73T

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 08 2020 12:51:04

Q: How do I clean fruits and vegetables during #COVID19? A: • Do NOT wash produce with soap, disinfectant, or any other chemical. • Rinse fruits and vegetables under cold, running tap water. • Scrub uncut firm produce with a

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 08 2020 11:55:15

If you’ve been in close contact with a person who has #COVID19, a public health worker may call to let you know you’ve been exposed. Answer the call to #SlowTheSpread. Learn what happens during contact tracing: https://t.co/9ZN2zYTaud        https://t.co/8CVGrkIT9e

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 07 2020 18:30:06

As of July 6: In the last 7 days, 9 states have reported more than 10,000 new #COVID19 cases. Wear cloth face coverings, keep 6ft+ between yourself and others, and wash your hands often. Interested in data from your state?

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 07 2020 18:01:02

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows that #COVID19 activity remains below the peaks seen in March and April but is increasing in several parts of the country. Find out if COVID-19 activity is increasing in your area: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb      

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 07 2020 14:00:01

#SocialDistancing is one of the best tools to avoid being exposed to #COVID19. To help #SlowTheSpread of COVID-19, keep key times in mind for when to #SocialDistance. Learn more: https://t.co/k5GuyJX2RI https://t.co/ntWNllSJYE

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 07 2020 13:18:02

Over 16,000 workers in meat and poultry processing facilities in 23 states were infected with #COVID19 in April and May. Learn more about infections among workers at meat and poultry processing facilities and steps facilities can take to slow the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 07 2020 09:18:01

RT @CDCDirector: CDC recommends using an EPA-registered household disinfectant to protect against the virus that causes #COVID19. Visit the @EPA’s website for a list of products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against the virus. See list: https://bit.ly/2UhNL3R

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 06 2020 18:44:00

RT @CDCGlobal: Healthcare workers: Join @CDCgov on 7/9 Thursday at 8am EDT for the latest #COVID19 Infection and Prevention Control Global webinar series. This week’s topic is “Rational use of personal protective equipment and emergency strategies.” Register here: https://bit.ly/2Y0Avm3

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 06 2020 17:29:42

RT @CDCgov: Stigma hurts everyone. No single group, ethnicity or population in the U.S. is more likely to spread #COVID19 than others. Find out how to stop COVID-19 stigma in your community at https://bit.ly/2XWt80L

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 06 2020 17:27:00

RT @CDCDirector: Please continue to embrace prevention strategies because they are our key weapons against #COVID19 – maintain 6 ft distance, wear face coverings, practice hand hygiene, and stay home if sick. Thank you for taking these selfless precautions to

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 06 2020 15:39:02

Stigma hurts everyone. No single group, ethnicity or population in the U.S. is more likely to spread #COVID19 than others. Find out how to stop COVID-19 stigma in your community at https://t.co/eLn38IAOPe https://t.co/5zPIyMa84G

Public Masks Distribution

The Ben Hill County Office of Emergency Management has coordinated with the following sites to distribute masks to the public free of charge.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 06 2020 12:15:07

July is National #MinorityMentalHealth Awareness Month. Protect your mental and emotional health during #COVID19. Learn healthy ways to cope with stress, like exercising. Get tips and resources from CDC: https://t.co/GKZV8vsPCV  #mentalhealthawareness  https://t.co/IreUUO2YoM

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 05 2020 16:19:25

RT @NIOSH: As a bank employer, your workers could be exposed to the virus that causes #COVID19 while doing their job. New information from @CDCgov on protecting your workers and customers: https://go.usa.gov/xwM5K

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 03 2020 16:07:02

Looking to make a splash this summer? Here are some tips to help prevent the spread of #COVID19 for those who operate public pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds: https://t.co/alusJ6iHDg          https://t.co/4gB6PmtvXH

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 03 2020 15:01:46

If you plan to use rideshares or taxis, protect yourself & others from #COVID19 during your ride. Wear a cloth face covering, as able, and practice hand hygiene when leaving the vehicle AND when you arrive at your destination. More

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 02 2020 19:22:43

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows that the percentage of people testing positive nationally for #COVID19 continues to increase, particularly in the Southeast, Southwest/coast, and South-central parts of the country. Learn more: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb         https://t.co/gqvEO6ZsZw

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 02 2020 17:30:34

As of June 29, forecasts suggest 11 states are likely to report more #COVID19 deaths in the next 4 weeks than the previous 4 weeks. Nationally, between 140,000 and 160,000 total deaths are expected by July 24: https://t.co/Ft6cgmaMPX     

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 02 2020 16:55:00

People can spread #COVID19 to pets. Protect your dog by limiting their contact with people outside your household as much as possible. Learn more. https://t.co/OjuS7jbeGy         https://t.co/3jdU0OzSjd

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 02 2020 15:53:42

RT @CDCgov: Do your part to slow the spread of #COVID19: 1)Wear a face covering when in public. 2)Stay at least 6 ft away from others and avoid large crowds. 3)Wash your hands often. CDC joins @Surgeon_General in saying #COVIDStopsWithMe.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 02 2020 15:17:00

Do your part to slow the spread of #COVID19: 1)Wear a face covering when in public. 2)Stay at least 6 ft away from others and avoid large crowds. 3)Wash your hands often. CDC joins @Surgeon_General in saying #COVIDStopsWithMe. https://t.co/tt49zOn1hf   

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 02 2020 13:26:02

This #FourthOfJuly weekend, if you choose to spend time outdoors at an event or gathering, stay 6 ft apart & wear a cloth face cover to slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more at https://t.co/c4F0aouMLd https://t.co/u5tTl3m572

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 02 2020 13:05:00

In close residential settings such as psychiatric facilities, promptly identifying #COVID19 cases & applying adapted infection prevention & control procedures are critical to protect patients & staff. See new report on one psychiatric facility: https://t.co/0J5oDs9Xku @CDCMMWR https://t.co/X3tHiuvOOs

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 02 2020 09:20:01

RT @NIOSH: As a bank employer, your workers could be exposed to the virus that causes #COVID19 while doing their job. New information from @CDCgov on protecting your workers and customers: https://go.usa.gov/xwM5K

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 01 2020 18:40:01

RT @CDCDirector: CDC is closely monitoring #COVID19 case increases with 48 boots-on-the-ground teams across the US. We are working with states and communities to stop COVID-19 while safely reopening businesses and schools. Watch: https://bit.ly/2Zm9lXH

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 01 2020 17:48:02

As of June 30: More than 2.5 million #COVID19 cases have been reported in the U.S., with 40 states and jurisdictions reporting more than 10,000 cases. See how many cases have been reported in your state or county here: https://t.co/wiuFBKR3Uh 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 01 2020 17:16:19

RT @CDCgov: If you tested positive for #COVID19 and have no symptoms, stay home and away from other people. Learn more about CDC’s recommendations about when you can be around others after COVID-19 infection: https://bit.ly/3eh5YqS

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 01 2020 16:45:02

HCPs: mothers who were unable to initiate breastfeeding in the hospital due to #COVID19 may still be able to lactate & #breastfeed with help. Learn more about supporting families with relactation: https://t.co/MsIdMqTIxA https://t.co/6ars4kbI2N

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 01 2020 16:09:02

If you plan to use rideshares or taxis, protect yourself & others from #COVID19 during your ride. Wear a cloth face covering, as able, and practice hand hygiene when leaving the vehicle AND when you arrive at your destination. More

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 01 2020 13:03:52

Repeated laboratory testing combined with infection prevention control interventions likely contributed to decreases in #COVID19 spread in 26 Detroit skilled nursing facilities. Read more in @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/ayk1ObibP4       https://t.co/GSspUiDefU

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 01 2020 09:10:01

RT @CDCGlobal: As the world responds to #COVID19, it is essential to ensure continuity of care for patients living with #HIV. @CDCgov and @PEPFARwork tirelessly to ensure accessible treatment and care for these patient populations. Learn about HIV and COVID-19:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – July 01 2020 08:25:01

RT @NIOSH: New @CDCgov checklist helps agricultural employers create a #COVID19 assessment and control plan to protect workers and help slow the spread and limit the impact of COVID-19 at agricultural worksites. https://go.usa.gov/xwfr9

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 30 2020 16:56:27

If you tested positive for #COVID19 and have no symptoms, stay home and away from other people. Learn more about CDC’s recommendations about when you can be around others after COVID-19 infection: https://t.co/z5kkXpHWmL          https://t.co/hPX4HNdBNe

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 30 2020 16:01:12

Institutes of Higher Education: CDC offers tools and information to help you protect students, faculty, staff, and administrators during #COVID19. Post signs in highly visible areas on ways to reduce the spread of the virus. For tips: https://t.co/mkhMPaMaBj      

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 30 2020 15:21:32

RT @CDCDirector: Help protect others from #COVID19 by social distancing & wearing a cloth face covering that fits snugly and reaches above your nose, below your chin, and completely covers your mouth and nostrils. Learn more about cloth face coverings

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 30 2020 13:38:02

Survey of people with COVID-19 in Colorado finds half reported close contact with someone with symptoms of or lab-confirmed COVID-19 in the 14 days before showing symptoms. If you have #COVID19 symptoms, stay home and avoid contact with others. @CDCMMWR

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 30 2020 13:07:13

A survey of COVID-19-positive patients found that more than half could not identify having contact with a person who had #COVID19. Take steps to protect yourself and slow the spread. See @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/ObpA92vwEY          https://t.co/Diub9Eon6H

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 30 2020 09:35:01

RT @CDCEnvironment: Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Learn more:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 30 2020 08:48:00

RT @CDCDirector: .@CDCgov is leveraging all available surveillance systems to monitor #COVID19 and protect at risk populations. We are working with individual jurisdictions to address where there may be racial and ethnic disparities in #COVID19 illness and death. https://energycommerce.house.gov/

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 29 2020 13:40:02

Institutes of Higher Education: CDC offers tools and information to help you protect students, faculty, staff, and administrators during #COVID19. Post signs in highly visible areas on ways to reduce the spread of the virus. For tips: https://t.co/fDK3lngcXv     

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 29 2020 12:41:02

The latest CDC #COVIDView shows indicators used to monitor #COVID19 remain below the peaks from March and April. However, multiple parts of the U.S. are seeing increases in levels of COVID-like illness & the percentage of ppl testing positive for

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 29 2020 11:15:07

If you have certain underlying medical conditions, you are at increased risk of severe illness from #COVID19, no matter your age. Find tips to protect yourself: https://t.co/0go5iZGIQf       https://t.co/hPJRXRUYbY

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 28 2020 17:20:03

New tips released for institutes of higher education to help you prepare when students, faculty, staff or administrators get sick with #COVID19. Close off areas used by a sick person for cleaning & disinfection and notify local health officials. More

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 28 2020 12:00:00

Protect yourself and your family from #sepsis. If you have these signs and symptoms, get medical care immediately. Healthcare providers can follow local and CDC guidance to keep you safe during the #COVID19 pandemic. https://t.co/rSkIkgCtVJ        https://t.co/z3y0oxdb6h

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 27 2020 12:22:01

New tips released for institutes of higher education to help you prepare when students, faculty, staff or administrators get sick with #COVID19. Close off areas used by a sick person for cleaning & disinfection and notify local health officials. More

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 27 2020 10:01:01

Are you or a loved one living with underlying medical conditions – or taking care of someone who is? Learn how you can reduce your and their risk of infection from #COVID19: https://t.co/OWDQ26yE74 https://t.co/nLLIFFqgG1

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 26 2020 17:06:19

The latest CDC #COVIDView shows indicators used to track #COVID19 illness are rising (% of ppl testing positive & seeking care in a medical setting), but increases in indicators that track serious illness (hospitalizations & deaths) have not yet been

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 26 2020 15:45:00

Protect yourself & others from #COVID19 while camping. Wear a cloth face covering in public places like restrooms & picnic areas at campsites, & on trails. Keep at least 6 feet of physical distance between yourself & others, & frequently

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 26 2020 13:38:00

If you think or know you have #COVID19 and had symptoms, stay home and away from other people. Learn more about CDC’s recommendations about when you can be around others: https://t.co/z5kkXpHWmL https://t.co/vseIPzbhSr

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 26 2020 11:26:02

Are you or a loved one living with underlying medical conditions – or taking care of someone who is? Learn how you can reduce your and their risk of infection from #COVID19: https://t.co/ckZEkNHH71 https://t.co/br8SVBZUfL

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 25 2020 17:47:01

As of June 22, forecasts suggest 13 states are likely to report more #COVID19 deaths in the next 4 weeks than the previous 4 weeks. Nationally, between 130,000 and 150,000 total deaths are expected by July 18: https://t.co/Ft6cgmaMPX     

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 25 2020 16:44:34

Eight patients in CA were hospitalized in April 2020 with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury. #EVALI and COVID-19 symptoms can be similar. Report use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products to your doctor during the #COVID19 pandemic. https://t.co/NB4B8UHwCn https://t.co/8sw2WxMkGo

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 25 2020 14:39:02

CDC updates & expands list of those at risk of severe #COVID19 illness. Older adults & people w/ underlying medical conditions remain at increased risk for severe illness. CDC has now further defined age- & condition-related risks. See today’s statement:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 25 2020 09:40:14

Institutes of Higher Education: Use CDC’s new tips for maintaining healthy operations during the #COVID19 outbreak, such as using flexible work or learning sites, staggering schedules and increasing routine cleaning and disinfecting. More tips: https://t.co/nYeLOMKMiM     https://t.co/HZYpvEC2Nx

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 24 2020 17:50:02

As of June 23: More than 2.3 million #COVID19 cases have been reported in the U.S., with 40 states and jurisdictions reporting more than 10,000 cases. See how many cases have been reported in your state or county here: https://t.co/wiuFBKR3Uh 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 24 2020 17:25:05

New info for caregivers and parents of people with developmental or behavioral disorders to help you protect yourself and others during #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/3E6lrgDVdm        https://t.co/TeEfYKGP47

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 24 2020 16:50:03

Institutes of Higher Education: Use CDC’s new tips for maintaining healthy operations during the #COVID19 outbreak, such as using flexible work or learning sites, staggering schedules and increasing routine cleaning and disinfecting. More tips: https://t.co/XxcTKkStg4      https://t.co/dvjTx1tbHx

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 24 2020 15:05:22

Please join CDC Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) today at 4 pm ET for a special webinar about reducing risk from #COVID19 while engaging daily life, celebrating the Fourth of July, participating in social activities, and returning to work. https://t.co/yUQ3DQeqIM

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 24 2020 13:14:11

Spread of the virus that causes #COVID19 during and after a college spring break trip to Mexico led to an outbreak that resulted in 64 confirmed cases. Learn how a university and public health department worked together to control the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 24 2020 11:41:02

Please join CDC Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) today at 4 pm ET for a special webinar about reducing risk from #COVID19 while engaging daily life, celebrating the Fourth of July, participating in social activities, and returning to work. https://t.co/MIzuS0LDnm

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 23 2020 16:30:09

CDC Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) Webinar, June 24 at 4 pm ET: Your COVID-19 Questions Answered—Daily Life, Social Interaction, Returning to Work, & More. Learn about reducing #COVID19 risk while engaging in activities outside the home. https://t.co/MIzuS0LDnm https://t.co/rM07b9WtCx

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 23 2020 13:58:02

New info for caregivers and parents of people with developmental or behavioral disorders to help you protect yourself and others during #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/5zpAkOTHld       https://t.co/pyaiAUzKei

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 23 2020 13:45:17

Youth and summer camp administrators: CDC has tips to help you be prepared if staff or campers get sick with #COVID19. Remember, sick staff and campers should stay home. Learn more about preventing the spread of COVID-19 at camp: https://t.co/7uRZCSvebL 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 22 2020 16:30:13

Youth and summer camp administrators: CDC has tips to help you be prepared if staff or campers get sick with #COVID19. Remember, sick staff and campers should stay home. Learn more about preventing the spread of COVID-19 at camp: https://t.co/BSgsPiqW0q 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 22 2020 15:40:10

Feeling sick? Answer a few questions about your symptoms using Clara, CDC’s #Coronavirus Self-Checker, to help you decide if you should call your doctor: https://t.co/2Xm3casUXN      https://t.co/DJKtmnCeqq

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 22 2020 13:10:03

After #COVID19 was declared a national emergency, emergency dept visits for life-threatening conditions declined. If you experience chest pain, loss of motor function, altered mental status, or other life-threatening issues, seek immediate care. @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/o0WYsiYts5 https://t.co/eWzavLsXNz

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 22 2020 11:30:11

This week’s COVIDView reports early indications that levels of #COVID19 illnesses, while still low, may be increasing slightly in parts of the United States. Hospitalization rates and deaths are still trending down. Learn more: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb        https://t.co/agqKuEaufY

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 21 2020 16:18:01

Feeling sick? Answer a few questions about your symptoms using Clara, CDC’s #Coronavirus Self-Checker, to help you decide if you should call your doctor: https://t.co/5FnxlOcZpu           https://t.co/z4TwrydnAK

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 21 2020 14:35:06

Protect yourself & help reduce the spread of #COVID19 at events & gatherings: wear a cloth face covering if able, wash hands with soap & water, and avoid touching your face & sharing items. Monitor yourself for symptoms after the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 20 2020 15:29:01

Restaurant and bar owners: Have you planned what to do if a staff member gets sick with #COVID19? CDC offers tips to protect the health and safety of staff and customers. Tips here: https://t.co/IgH6uA8oHa https://t.co/pfgSVupyfE

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 20 2020 15:00:12

Protect yourself & help reduce the spread of #COVID19 at events & gatherings: wear a cloth face covering if able, wash hands with soap & water, and avoid touching your face & sharing items. Monitor yourself for symptoms after the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 19 2020 17:33:01

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows that, after decreasing nationally during May and early June, the percentage of people testing positive for #COVID19 increased slightly in some parts of the country. Learn more: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb https://t.co/IqqHdI5g5A

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 19 2020 15:25:12

HCPs: It’s important to have in-person newborn visits to assess health of mom and baby. Talk with parents about the increased stress of having a new baby during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know the symptoms of #COVID19 in children. https://t.co/ZexEqZkyVZ https://t.co/EbCiyDDHI9

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 19 2020 14:33:01

Data analyses of some Atlanta #COVID19 patients found people who are older, Black, or have underlying conditions, such as diabetes, had higher risk for hospitalization. Take preventive measures to protect higher risk groups. @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/BHqCzO5GFW. https://t.co/9R6NDzVue9

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 19 2020 13:38:00

If you‘re sick with #COVID19 & your pet becomes sick, don’t take your pet to the veterinary clinic yourself. Call your veterinarian & let them know you have been sick with COVID-19. https://t.co/H8NS2GTd4x https://t.co/YGwd8QiHpx

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 18 2020 18:22:01

As of June 15, forecasts suggest the number of #COVID19 deaths will continue to slow nationally with 129,000 to 145,000 deaths by July 11. However, 9 states are likely to report more deaths in the next 4 weeks than the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 18 2020 15:57:02

HCPs: It’s important to have in-person newborn visits to assess health of mom and baby. Talk with parents about the increased stress of having a new baby during the COVID-19 pandemic. Know the symptoms of #COVID19 in children. https://t.co/p8MDGBWNf7 https://t.co/rM95TdGJ56

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 18 2020 15:25:02

Protect yourself & help reduce the spread of #COVID19 at events & gatherings: wear a cloth face covering if able, wash hands with soap & water, and avoid touching your face & sharing items. Monitor yourself for symptoms after the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 18 2020 11:34:02

Youth and summer camp administrators: CDC has the tools and information to help you protect campers, staff, & communities and prevent the spread of #COVID19. Post signs in easily seen areas to promote protective measures. More tips here: https://t.co/BSgsPiqW0q. https://t.co/qGaJV8MTJ8

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 17 2020 17:50:02

As of June 16, more than 2.1 million #COVID19 cases have been reported in the U.S., with 37 states and jurisdictions reporting more than 10,000 cases. See how many cases have been reported in your state: https://t.co/wiuFBKR3Uh       

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 17 2020 16:15:14

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/kDNtty9m4P 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 17 2020 14:40:07

Parents: During #COVID19, well-child visits are especially important for children under 2. Schedule your child’s routine visit, so the healthcare provider can check your child’s development & provide recommended vaccines. Learn more: https://t.co/grC9Od5OOT       https://t.co/G2JibroNUg

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 17 2020 13:04:47

Data analyses of Atlanta #COVID19 patients found people who are older, Black, or have underlying conditions, such as diabetes, had higher risk for hospitalization. Take preventive measures to protect higher risk groups. @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/BHqCzO5GFW      https://t.co/hb5MC45oE8

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 16 2020 16:18:02

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Learn more: https://t.co/Ip0GAhiP7q. https://t.co/EuLi60PS73

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 16 2020 15:22:03

Restaurants and Bars: Use CDC’s new tips, such as staggered shifts & modified job duties for people at higher risk for severe illness, to maintain healthy operations during the #COVID19 outbreak. More tips: https://t.co/IgH6uA8oHa. https://t.co/TQufHMYbF1

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 16 2020 13:35:02

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/tt49zOn1hf.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 16 2020 12:18:01

Parents: During #COVID19, well-child visits are especially important for children under 2. Schedule your child’s routine visit, so the healthcare provider can check your child’s development & provide recommended vaccines. Learn more: https://t.co/v0oLb32GKv. https://t.co/Pk1zKFuFAX

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 15 2020 14:46:01

As states and localities move to resume civic life, their school systems determine whether, when, and how to open. CDC offers information to help schools protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff and slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/cqJOW6vrmf.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 15 2020 12:32:02

While the number of #COVID19 cases is cumulative and continues to increase in the US, the latest CDC #COVIDView report shows that nationally the proportion of people going to the doctor or ER for COVID-like symptoms continues to decline or

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 15 2020 11:50:05

HCPs: During the #COVID19 pandemic, prioritize in-person visits for newborns & children under the age of 2. Learn more recommendations for pediatric care: https://t.co/p8MDGBWNf7.    https://t.co/qLwkDjIR1d

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 15 2020 11:30:00

Everyone has a role to play to reduce and slow transmission of #COVID19. Social distancing is one way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This means avoiding crowded places and maintaining distance from others. More prevention tips: https://t.co/bUyobRpOe4.     https://t.co/FTEFSwSoHo

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 13 2020 14:30:40

Scientists do not know if having antibodies to the virus that causes #COVID19 can protect someone from getting infected again or how long protection may last. If you test positive, continue to take preventive measures to protect yourself & others.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 12 2020 17:45:03

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows that, after declining for several weeks, the percentage of people testing positive nationally for #COVID19 increased slightly compared to last week. CDC will continue to monitor this indicator: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb     https://t.co/jF4Dwzvi8q

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 12 2020 17:30:28

As of June 9: Almost 2 million #COVID19 cases have been reported in the U.S., with 37 states and jurisdictions reporting more than 10,000 cases. Continue to slow the spread by wearing a cloth face covering and washing your hands

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 12 2020 17:00:00

The coming weeks could see a possible increase of #COVID19 cases as states reopen. It’s too soon to tell if this will happen, but CDC is working closely with state health departments to monitor activity. Learn more about COVID-19: https://t.co/Ie7Kqshz2p 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 12 2020 16:03:02

#Employers: Antibody tests for #COVID19 should not be used to determine if someone can return to work. There is not enough information yet to say whether someone will be immune and protected from reinfection if they have antibodies to the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 12 2020 15:15:18

Office building employers, building owners and managers, and building operations specialists can create a #COVID19 workplace health and safety plan to help protect workers and clients. Learn more: https://t.co/58y8wQRbmh     https://t.co/gBtU0ITdZ3

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 12 2020 14:35:02

It’s time to slow the spread of #COVID19. Health departments: communicate the importance of contact tracing with your communities. CDC has a toolkit to help: https://t.co/E0csbaEaig https://t.co/X6h7ImowcG

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 12 2020 13:45:04

As of June 8, forecasts suggest the total number of #COVID19 deaths will exceed 124,000 by July 4. Additionally, 6 states will likely see the number of new deaths reported between June 8 and July 4 exceed the number reported

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 12 2020 13:06:37

A May survey of public attitudes, behaviors, & beliefs regarding #COVID19 recommendations found widespread support of stay-at-home orders & nonessential business closures. Most participants also reported adhering to public health guidelines. See @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/FUMd2JdMIy https://t.co/qoqTRfGG1T

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 12 2020 11:41:00

CDC recommends using an EPA-registered household disinfectant to protect against the virus that causes #COVID19. Visit the @EPA’s website for a list of products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against the virus. See List N. https://t.co/WaIlSombuH https://t.co/d9e3xgMCls

Executive Order 6/11/2020

Governor Kemp issued an Executive Order to provide additional guidance and empower a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 11 2020 16:40:02

Scientists do not know if having antibodies to the virus that causes #COVID19 can protect someone from getting infected again or how long protection may last. If you test positive, continue to take preventive measures to protect yourself & others.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 11 2020 15:51:03

Office building employers, building owners and managers, and building operations specialists can create a #COVID19 workplace health and safety plan to help protect workers and clients. Learn more: https://t.co/Blr2U2YjuM https://t.co/tz4X0JCFJn

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 11 2020 15:01:30

Reports to @FTC show that scams have cost the public millions since the start of January 2020. Report #COVID19 & other disaster-related scams to the National Center for Disaster Fraud at 866-720-5721. Learn more: https://t.co/dfIr4ThaBN #PrepYourHealth https://t.co/Xv5AM5knP4

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 10 2020 17:38:36

As of June 9: Almost 2 million #COVID19 cases have been reported in the U.S., with 37 states and jurisdictions reporting more than 10,000 cases. Continue to slow the spread by wearing a cloth face covering and washing your hands

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 10 2020 16:21:02

CDC offers general considerations to help communities of faith decide how best to practice their beliefs while slowing the spread of #COVID19 and keeping their staff and congregations safe. Learn more: https://t.co/YiysTm1eFP        https://t.co/yX2MwNno3y

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 10 2020 16:00:41

Frontline staff in long-term care facilities are taking action to protect residents, families and fellow staff from #COVID19. Thank you for following CDC guidance and protecting vulnerable Americans. https://t.co/71OKhTOWtD        https://t.co/loUgHZMRQz

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 10 2020 15:20:08

During an #emergency, many people look for ways to bring communities together, while others may try to profit off or take advantage of people’s fear & anxiety. Learn ways to protect yourself from scams during #COVID19: https://t.co/dfIr4TyM0n #PrepYourHealth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 10 2020 12:39:53

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/kDNtty9m4P 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 10 2020 11:20:02

“…For every data point, there is a human story. And for every story, there are many unsung heroes that we never hear about,” says Guillermo “Memo” Sanchez, a CDC #diseasedetective and #COVID19 responder. Read his story: https://t.co/YDHvl06N4m       

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 09 2020 17:30:21

Social distancing is the best way to slow the spread of #COVID19, but it may make new & expecting parents feel stressed or isolated. Learn how to cope with stress and anxiety: https://t.co/wXnutfd7UA       https://t.co/pkYSECsvFN

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 09 2020 16:21:05

Wash your hands often and cover coughs and sneezes while at a disaster shelter. Follow shelter policies for wearing cloth face coverings. Follow other preventive actions to keep yourself and others safe from #COVID19 https://t.co/5W66YV9JXL     https://t.co/jiDxQc0AkS

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 09 2020 16:01:02

Frontline staff in long-term care facilities are taking action to protect residents, families and fellow staff from #COVID19. Thank you for following CDC guidance and protecting vulnerable Americans. https://t.co/iVXDUGyBuS      https://t.co/urWH11LAmf

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 09 2020 15:15:03

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows that the proportion of death certificates coded as being related to #COVID19 decreased for the sixth week from 13.7% for the week ending May 23 to 8.4% for the week ending May 30. https://t.co/99XdyMLLR4

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 09 2020 15:15:04

While the percentage of certified deaths related to #COVID19 is still above the epidemic threshold, it is now similar to what has been observed at the peak of some flu seasons. Learn more: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 09 2020 13:05:23

Among young adult U.S. service members on an aircraft carrier tested during a #COVID19 outbreak, nearly 1 out of 5 infected service members showed no symptoms. Wearing cloth face coverings and social distancing may help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 09 2020 12:20:02

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/tt49zOn1hf 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 08 2020 16:00:59

It’s natural to experience many emotions during #COVID19. Getting help can assist you in finding ways to cope with these feelings. Here are resources: https://t.co/wXnutfd7UA       https://t.co/EHjJOEFHYx

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 08 2020 15:45:03

Caring for someone living with #Alzheimer’s disease or another type of #dementia? Take additional steps to protect and care for them and yourself during the #COVID19 pandemic: https://t.co/0esau03IGl https://t.co/hvlgzocNKY

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 08 2020 13:05:03

New @CDCMMWR highlights first cases of COVID-19 in U.S. household pets, which occurred in two pet cats in NY. Although #COVID19 can occasionally spread from people to animals, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 08 2020 12:15:06

Social distancing is the best way to slow the spread of #COVID19, but it may make new & expecting parents feel stressed or isolated. Learn how to cope with stress and anxiety: https://t.co/GKZV8vsPCV       https://t.co/KXr5ey5ikD

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 08 2020 10:28:50

RT @CDCgov: As schools, businesses and community organizations begin to resume operations during #COVID19, protect yourself and others when using public transportation. Keep 6 feet between yourself & others when possible and wear a cloth face covering. Find more tips:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 07 2020 16:14:01

It’s natural to experience many emotions during #COVID19. Getting help can assist you in finding ways to cope with these feelings. Here are resources: https://t.co/GKZV8vsPCV        https://t.co/fxrgSFjuR6

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 07 2020 15:30:14

CDC thanks all nursing home staff. You are #healthheroes, comforting residents and keeping communities safe from #COVID19. CDC has resources to help: https://t.co/A2ZIabcLCo       https://t.co/x7Ul1Y7sZ1

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 06 2020 18:45:04

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows that nationally, the percentage of ppl testing positive for #COVID19 decreased compared to last week. However, four regions (parts of the Southeast, South Central, West Coast and Northwest) saw slight increases: https://t.co/nn2Tx0Y3da https://t.co/apuyIIr7Iv

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 06 2020 17:05:05

Nursing homes should consider the current #COVID19 situation in their facility & the community & refer to guidance from local & state officials when making decisions about relaxing restrictions. Learn more about updated @CDCgov guidance: https://t.co/x1TnTfXX6d https://t.co/OBMBuibpQD

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 06 2020 15:28:01

CDC thanks all nursing home staff. You are #healthheroes, comforting residents and keeping communities safe from #COVID19. CDC has resources to help: https://t.co/64LDmYGG1n        https://t.co/UuZBWOkY5I

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 06 2020 15:01:01

#PetOwners: If you have #COVID19 or think you may have it, avoid contact with pets just like with human family members. Have another member of your household care for your pet, if possible. Learn more about what to do if

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 06 2020 14:40:03

Youth sports organizations: As you resume activities, have you planned what to do if a player, visitor or coach gets sick with #COVID19? CDC offers tips to protect the health and safety of staff, players and visitors involved in youth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 06 2020 13:30:16

Planning for hurricane season this year may be different this year. Know how to prepare for hurricane season during the #COVID19 pandemic to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. https://t.co/TIEGXMqJIu https://t.co/4pKMJfpB6G

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 06 2020 13:05:08

About one in three adults used household cleaners and disinfectants unsafely to prevent #COVID19, such as using bleach on food products and improperly using household cleaners and disinfectants on hands or skin. Read more in @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/51OwmwBhS3 https://t.co/9RJdSWOnk0

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 06 2020 12:25:04

Supporting healthcare providers and patients during & after the #COVID19 pandemic is a CDC priority. A new framework can help #clinicians & facilities prioritize necessary healthcare visits for patients whose care should not wait. https://t.co/N3dyiw0YnN        https://t.co/aktXrIUttw

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 06 2020 11:10:06

It’s not safe to put a face covering on your pet or use disinfectants not meant for animals. The risk of animals spreading #COVID19 is considered to be low. Protect pets by limiting their contact w/ people & other animals

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 06 2020 10:50:08

Youth Sports Organizations: Consider implementing @CDCgov’s new tips for maintaining healthy operations during the #COVID19 outbreak, such as staggered schedules & options for individuals at higher risk for severe illness. More tips: https://t.co/RXdKv2Uv4D       https://t.co/76FkzbrfnO

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 05 2020 19:05:06

If you have signs of a heart attack or stroke while staying at home during #COVID19, call 9-1-1 right away. Emergency responders & emergency departments have plans in place to help protect you from COVID-19. Learn more: https://t.co/MTWoINOyZL     

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 05 2020 18:38:01

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows that nationally, the percentage of ppl testing positive for #COVID19 decreased compared to last week. However, four regions (parts of the Southeast, South Central, West Coast and Northwest) saw slight increases: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb https://t.co/1WLA3Dxxj3

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 05 2020 17:30:24

Protect yourself from #COVID19 when going shopping. Order online or use curbside pickup if possible, wear a face covering, practice #physicaldistancing, & wash your hands with soap & water after leaving the store. Get more tips: https://t.co/9nLjvaNSpI       

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 05 2020 14:40:02

Youth sports organizations: As you resume activities, have you planned what to do if a player, visitor or coach gets sick with #COVID19? CDC offers tips to protect the health and safety of staff, players and visitors involved in youth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 05 2020 13:33:02

Preparing for hurricane season? To avoid exposure to #COVID19, try home delivery services to buy your disaster supplies. If that is not an option for you, be sure to take steps to protect your health and the health of others

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 05 2020 13:05:14

About one in three adults used household cleaners and disinfectants unsafely to prevent #COVID19, such as using bleach on food products and improperly using household cleaners and disinfectants on hands or skin. Read more in @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/ULBSHv89Ol https://t.co/gOUoS61Y8U

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 05 2020 12:50:09

Protect yourself from #COVID19: Call-in prescriptions ahead of time & use drive-thru windows, curbside services, mail-order or other delivery services. Read more tips here: https://t.co/PfDqCRN3in https://t.co/lhxVglMHqm

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 05 2020 12:24:01

Supporting healthcare providers and patients during & after the #COVID19 pandemic is a CDC priority. A new framework can help #clinicians & facilities prioritize necessary healthcare visits for patients whose care should not wait. https://t.co/eTdDBKJvjD       https://t.co/TouHdIUJut

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 05 2020 11:14:55

It’s not safe to put a face covering on your pet or use disinfectants not meant for animals. The risk of animals spreading #COVID19 is considered to be low. Protect pets by limiting their contact w/ people & other animals

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 05 2020 08:19:00

RT @CDCemergency: Providing care to others during #COVID19 can lead to stress, anxiety, fear, & other strong emotions. @CDCgov has tips to help you recognize what stress looks like, cope with stress, & know where to go if you need

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 04 2020 19:30:21

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Learn more: https://t.co/3Pya8LAbqo https://t.co/Pkth4GE3Wr

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 04 2020 18:12:16

This week, CDC received 20 models to forecast possible #COVID19 deaths in the US. As of June 1, the combined forecast suggests the increase in total number of deaths will continue to slow with between 118,000 and 143,000 deaths by

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 04 2020 17:18:01

When parents and caregivers communicate about #COVID19 with their children calmly and openly, they can lessen their children’s fears about the disease. Learn more about talking with children about COVID-19: https://t.co/ys0V9xI0xB. https://t.co/whEGfPYKjN

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 04 2020 16:45:03

If you use public transit, consider what options are feasible, practical, and acceptable for you to help protect yourself and others by slowing the spread of #COVID19; see: https://t.co/0vhHD4MgTJ. https://t.co/hjoJM2WH8t

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 04 2020 15:20:08

Do not delay necessary medical care during the #COVID19 pandemic. Contact your health care provider when you have health concerns. They can follow local & @CDCgov guidance to provide safe care. https://t.co/9TfuzQTxKL https://t.co/SpjLnqleSS

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 04 2020 14:00:22

Planning for hurricane season may be different this year. Know how to prepare for hurricane season during the #COVID19 pandemic to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. https://t.co/UovXYKhRYZ. #Cristobal https://t.co/5H5Aq9MHLO

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 04 2020 13:05:13

Providing care to others during #COVID19 can lead to stress, anxiety, fear, & other strong emotions. @CDCgov has tips to help you recognize what stress looks like, cope with stress, & know where to go if you need help. https://t.co/UNUMHXSnAH 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 04 2020 11:12:03

Nursing homes should consider the current #COVID19 situation in their facility & the community and refer to guidance from local & state officials when making decisions about relaxing restrictions. Learn more about updated CDC guidance: https://t.co/esP78I25d2        https://t.co/KnkNOrKijG

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 04 2020 10:10:11

Whether you are going into work or teleworking, #COVID19 has probably changed the way you work. Fear & anxiety about this disease, along with other strong emotions, can be overwhelming & workplace stress can lead to burnout. @CDCgov has ways

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 03 2020 19:20:06

Seeking good info is part of smart preparation. Stay informed of CDC’s response to #COVID19. As new info & guidance becomes available, CDC will bring it to you at @CDCgov & on its website. More ways to stay informed: https://t.co/5PO3ZPCgmR

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 03 2020 18:06:54

As of June 2: More than 1.8 million #COVID19 cases have been reported in the U.S., with 34 states and jurisdictions reporting more than 10,000 cases. Continue to help slow the spread by staying home when sick and washing your

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 03 2020 16:06:03

#PetOwners: If you have #COVID19 or think you may have it, avoid contact with pets just like with human family members. Have another member of your household care for your pet, if possible. Learn more about what to do if

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 03 2020 14:45:04

Youth Sports Organizations: Consider implementing CDC’s new tips for maintaining healthy operations during the #COVID19 outbreak, such as staggered schedules & options for individuals at higher risk for severe illness. More tips: https://t.co/tnPX5fnVG6     https://t.co/L31ep4cmUw

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 03 2020 13:05:26

Emergency department data collected by CDC surveillance networks indicate some patients may be delaying emergency care during the #COVID19 pandemic. Fewer visits for critical conditions might result in complications or death. Learn more from @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/5oZxCkCXRw        https://t.co/Z6tUdtTVL7

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 03 2020 12:10:15

Do you have moderate or severe #asthma? You may be at higher risk for severe illness from #COVID19. Protect yourself by taking your medicine as prescribed & following your asthma action plan. https://t.co/GrlGmtLNpL https://t.co/PqIopficXx

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 03 2020 11:39:02

#Dental #HCPs: Today at 2pm ET log in to COCA Facebook profile or call in. COCA Call Topic: Guidance for Dental Settings During the #COVID19 Response. Learn more about the event at https://t.co/nlW5uWzoOS https://t.co/sZkrVY0KBa

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 03 2020 11:15:05

Do not delay necessary medical care during the #COVID19 pandemic. Contact your healthcare provider when you have health concerns. They can follow local and CDC guidance to provide safe care. https://t.co/BHltXKiluE https://t.co/2ACOpsLrxO

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 02 2020 19:30:18

Does wearing a face covering mean you don’t have to practice physical distancing? The answer is no. Wearing a cloth face covering while in public AND maintaining 6 ft of distance from other people are two actions to help stop

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 02 2020 18:01:01

#Dental #HCPs: COCA Call on Wednesday, June 3rd at 2pm ET will also be available on COCA’s Facebook profile via Facebook Live. Topic: Guidance for Dental Settings During the #COVID19 Response. Learn more: https://t.co/nlW5uWzoOS        https://t.co/LcrurK3Xfg

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 02 2020 17:55:06

#TakeAction to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or cloth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 02 2020 16:07:00

As schools, businesses and community organizations begin to resume operations during #COVID19, protect yourself and others when using public transportation. Keep 6 feet between yourself & others when possible and wear a cloth face covering. Find more tips: https://t.co/0vhHD4uFv9 https://t.co/ULXQBygt4j

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 02 2020 15:30:29

Protect yourself from #COVID19 when going shopping. Order online or use curbside pickup if possible, wear a face covering, practice #physicaldistancing, & wash your hands with soap & water after leaving the store. Get more tips: https://t.co/9nLjvaNSpI      https://t.co/JRrWNfreHC

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 02 2020 13:16:18

To slow the spread of the virus that causes #COVID19, a U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training in Texas used a series of public health mitigation strategies between March 1 – April 18, 2020. Read more from @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/uYBfzUWVUE   

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 02 2020 12:40:11

Cover your cough! #COVID19 spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Additionally, it can also be spread when someone is not showing symptoms. Take everyday precautions to do your part to stop the spread: https://t.co/ebLDtQugtD

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 02 2020 12:26:52

The latest CDC #COVIDView data show that #COVID19-associated hospitalization rates are highest among American Indian/Alaska Natives, Blacks, and Hispanics/Latinos. Existing disparities can make these groups more vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks. https://t.co/USHdcAHlZb https://t.co/t5khtl7yTN

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 02 2020 11:59:33

Protect yourself from #COVID19: Call-in prescriptions ahead of time and use drive-thru windows, curbside services, mail-order or other delivery services. Read more tips here: https://t.co/WVoza5esmY https://t.co/i3zbviTaEH

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 02 2020 11:08:03

Health Depts: CDC’s new interim guidelines for #COVID19 antibody testing are now available. Guidelines include recommendations and considerations, including how to minimize false positive test results Learn more: https://t.co/fOJhrmy31S       https://t.co/abcRmfmadF

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 02 2020 10:35:09

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself & others. Continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds & staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/kDNttyqWWn 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 01 2020 18:20:08

Think about what you say & how you say it when talking to children about #COVID19. Be calm, reassuring, & honest. Use simple language that doesn’t blame others. Learn more: https://t.co/Iuqoa9F0RD  #PrepYourHealth https://t.co/3292qqLLFg

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 01 2020 15:23:02

CDC offers tips to Youth Sports Organizations on ways to protect players, families, and communities and slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/tnPX5fnVG6         https://t.co/KOlCczokOE

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 01 2020 14:45:00

#DYK? Taking breaks from news stories and social media, taking care of your body, and connecting with loved ones are great ways to reduce stress during the #COVID19 pandemic. Watch this video for more tips. https://t.co/GKZV8vbeel         https://t.co/nqXs6trezb

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 01 2020 13:54:02

Protect yourself from #COVID19 when going shopping. Order online or use curbside pickup if possible, wear a face covering, practice #socialdistancing, and wash your hands with soap and water after leaving the store. Get more tips: https://t.co/qOJIH3XUI5       https://t.co/xM04WIaSgu

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 01 2020 12:55:09

Changes in routine during the #COVID19 outbreak can be hard for children. Watch for signs of stress in your child, such as excessive worry & difficulty concentrating. See more tips: https://t.co/UyuQgYYqlf https://t.co/GGb6ZvPwiO

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 01 2020 12:26:02

The latest CDC #COVIDView shows that people 65+ have the highest rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations. Protect people most at risk for serious illness by taking the recommended actions to slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn how you can help: https://t.co/DmfPOAPMjW 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 01 2020 11:00:32

#Hurricane season starts June 1. During the #COVID19 pandemic, give yourself more time than usual to prepare your emergency food, water, and medical supplies. Learn more: https://t.co/QSsVNSe548 https://t.co/gEdSQ4UNsB

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – June 01 2020 10:25:08

.@CDCgov has launched new long-term care training series for staff. Watch five short videos to help refresh infection prevention knowledge & keep #COVID19 out of your facility. https://t.co/lX3GakvpAg https://t.co/fPbvTt9TeR

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 31 2020 16:37:01

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/tt49zOn1hf 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 31 2020 15:15:09

Check to make sure family, friends, & neighbors have disaster supplies going into #hurricane season. Offer to run errands for those who are sick at home or are at higher risk for severe illness from #COVID19. More info: https://t.co/dq3kEn9Zr4  #PrepYourHealth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 31 2020 09:55:05

The latest @CDCgov #COVIDView report shows the % of visits to doctor’s offices & ERs for illnesses with symptoms compatible with #COVID19 continued to decline or remain stable at low levels, likely in part a result of widespread efforts to

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 31 2020 09:24:01

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows that the proportion of death certificates coded as being related to #COVID19 decreased for a fifth week, from 15.9% the week before to 9.8% for the week ending May 23: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb       https://t.co/tKnO3WmtXl

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 30 2020 17:05:04

#Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself & your family from getting sick with #COVID19. Learn when & how you should wash your hands to stay healthy: https://t.co/qWpjbblUMY     https://t.co/N0KcZP7dpG

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 30 2020 17:01:02

While the percentage of lab specimens testing positive for #COVID19 decreased nationally from last week, the latest #COVIDView report notes slight increases in the Southeast and Pacific Northwest. Learn more: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb      https://t.co/LBHnEiyhV2

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 30 2020 15:05:07

Cover your cough! #COVID19 spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Additionally, it can also be spread when someone is not showing symptoms. Take everyday precautions to do your part to stop the spread: https://t.co/ebLDtQugtD 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 30 2020 12:21:01

CDC has launched new long-term care training series for staff. Watch five short videos to help refresh infection prevention knowledge and keep #COVID19 out of your facility. https://t.co/Se9PmcEcKL https://t.co/dMO6IK9dOT

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 30 2020 11:05:08

Help prevent the spread of #COVID19. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, wash hands often for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, & practice physical distancing by putting space between yourself & others. https://t.co/WaI3wjePtU     

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 18:10:30

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows the % of visits to doctor’s offices and ERs for illnesses with symptoms compatible with #COVID19 continued to decline or remain stable at low levels, likely in part a result of widespread efforts to

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 15:15:15

Does wearing a face covering mean you don’t have to practice social distancing? The answer is no. Wearing a cloth face covering while in public AND maintaining 6 ft of distance from other people are two actions to help stop

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 13:28:02

“The scale is unprecedented… We can’t think of it like anything we’ve known before.” Johns Brooks, a CDC #diseasedetective, is part of a team poring over hundreds of publications on #COVID19, looking for ways to slow the spread of the

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 13:07:28

The identification on Feb. 26, 2020, of a patient with COVID-19 & no travel history, indicated the likelihood of community spread. Until late Feb., #COVID19 incidence was too low to be detected by emergency department surveillance. More from @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/wvl3kMiGiv

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 13:05:13

#TakeAction to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or cloth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 12:00:26

Clinicians: See CDC’s new interim guidelines now available for using #COVID19 antibody tests in clinical settings. Guidelines include recommendations for choosing tests and testing strategy. Learn more: https://t.co/fOJhrmy31S      https://t.co/8OFOkWnouX

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 11:41:00

You can help protect others from #COVID19 by social distancing & wearing a cloth face covering that fits snugly and reaches above your nose, below your chin, and completely covers your mouth and nostrils. Watch this video featuring @CDCDirector. https://t.co/lxWMe4NUBD 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 29 2020 11:01:06

Wildland #firefighters: Do you have questions about safely responding to fires at different geographic locations during #COVID19? Find answers to your frequently asked questions: https://t.co/DCd1yfgWtY https://t.co/uiAw2neEp7

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 28 2020 18:35:06

.@CDCgov offers technical assistance & resources to help inform state & local school systems as they work with health officials to make community-based decisions on opening K-12 schools during the #COVID19 pandemic. https://t.co/kuO5Vi6uuN https://t.co/gpB7zuZH46

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 28 2020 17:41:01

This week, CDC received 15 models to forecast possible #COVID19 deaths in the US. As of May 25, the forecasts suggest the increase in total number of deaths to continue to slow but exceed 115,000 by June 20. Forecasts vary

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 28 2020 17:21:02

Help prevent the spread of #COVID19. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, wash hands often for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, and practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. https://t.co/0D99fLmeyc https://t.co/4jbzeIabh7

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 28 2020 15:30:10

Working with state & local health officials, schools determine whether and how to reopen or stay open. CDC offers considerations for decision-making as well as guiding principles for protecting students, teachers & staff during the #COVID19 pandemic. See: https://t.co/QccSEJVtuo https://t.co/3qLDQyEZ1u

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 28 2020 15:05:14

Emergency responders, health care workers, & others providing essential services to the community during #COVID19 have been especially stretched thin. @CDCgov has information for workers & employers to help manage workplace fatigue: https://t.co/ReVQx139CW       https://t.co/k3itWanciD

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 28 2020 12:40:10

#DYK Older adults are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from #COVID19 illness? There are steps, however, that they can take to reduce their risk of getting sick, such as washing their hands often. Learn more: https://t.co/jHAKcCsbUp #PrepYourHealth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 28 2020 10:25:10

Do you have moderate or severe #asthma? You may be at higher risk for severe illness from #COVID19. Protect yourself by taking your medicine as prescribed & following your asthma action plan. https://t.co/GrlGmtLNpL #AsthmaAwareness https://t.co/htJTWsCdWv

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 27 2020 18:20:07

Older adults are our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, & neighbors. Think about the older adults in your life. What can you & your community do to help prepare & protect them from #COVID19? Learn how: https://t.co/5MrJ6YO5AP #PrepYourHealth #OAM2020 https://t.co/91dveqIoeu

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 27 2020 15:10:18

The latest @CDCgov #COVIDView report shows people 65+ continue to have the highest rates of #COVID19-associated hospitalizations, followed by people age 50–64. Hospitalization rates are cumulative & will continue to increase as the pandemic continues: https://t.co/nn2Tx0Y3da https://t.co/cQH6UDeZWz

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 27 2020 13:38:08

CDC offers technical assistance & resources to help inform state & local school systems as they work with health officials to make community-based decisions on opening K-12 schools during the #COVID19 pandemic. https://t.co/cqJOW6vrmf        https://t.co/cLk837dK89

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 27 2020 13:05:13

Supporting healthcare providers and patients during & after the #COVID19 pandemic is a CDC priority. A new framework can help #clinicians & facilities prioritize necessary healthcare visits for patients whose care should not wait. https://t.co/N3dyiw0YnN       https://t.co/i6uARdHcB7

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 27 2020 11:23:00

#COVID19 affects people in all communities. Award-winning actor and tribal elder, Wes Studi, offers guidance to tribal communities to help slow the spread of coronavirus, or “Tsii’chin Bii’ Tó” in the Navajo language. https://t.co/QDYrO1Sd8o       https://t.co/EAEzJCof9e

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 27 2020 10:02:17

Please join @CDCgov EPIC & @CDCEnvironment today at 1 PM ET for a webinar on the 2020 #hurricane season, shelters, & possible additional risks from #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/MUktmebzoJ https://t.co/waxOnHI3bZ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 26 2020 18:25:05

Think about what you say & how you say it when talking to children about #COVID19. Be calm, reassuring, & honest. Use simple language that doesn’t blame others. Learn more: https://t.co/Iuqoa9F0RD #PrepYourHealth https://t.co/kbUuq64Klb

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 26 2020 16:22:01

Do you have moderate or severe #asthma? You may be at higher risk for severe illness from #COVID19. Protect yourself by taking your medicine as prescribed and following your asthma action plan. #AsthmaAwareness https://t.co/TCaD9HjlCe https://t.co/0fo928qOne

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 26 2020 15:49:02

Supporting healthcare providers and patients during & after the #COVID19 pandemic is a CDC priority. A new framework can help #clinicians & facilities prioritize necessary healthcare visits for patients whose care should not wait. https://t.co/QWaP6bq9zz https://t.co/LXZbepPb7Z

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 26 2020 15:20:03

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows people 65+ continue to have the highest rates of #COVID19-associated hospitalizations, followed by people age 50–64. Hospitalization rates are cumulative and will continue to increase as the pandemic continues: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb https://t.co/thB4fWhD0M

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 26 2020 15:05:15

Does wearing a face covering mean you don’t have to practice social distancing? The answer is no. Wearing a cloth face covering while in public AND maintaining 6 ft of distance from other people are two actions to help stop

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 26 2020 12:25:09

Caring for someone with #COVID19? Prevent your own illness by practicing everyday preventive actions. Clean hands often, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, limit contact with anyone who is sick, & frequently clean & disinfect surfaces. More: https://t.co/Z8n4oVdVMi https://t.co/OR1bUWg2tQ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 26 2020 12:16:02

John Brooks is the chief medical officer for CDC’s #COVID19 response. He & his team sift through newly published reports on COVID-19 in hopes of applying findings to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read more: https://t.co/82cBq95USf        https://t.co/lit65m2enR

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 26 2020 10:01:29

EPIC Webinar: Join @CDCgov tomorrow, May 27, at 1 PM ET for a discussion on the 2020 #hurricane season, including the possible health impact of #COVID19 & how to use communication tools to lessen risk. Learn more: https://t.co/woOaT9DC2Y     

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 25 2020 18:44:01

While the number of #COVID19 cases (which are counted cumulatively) are increasing, other indicators used to track weekly national trends in the level of illnesses, hospitalization rates and the proportion of deaths from #COVID19 fell from the prior week: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 25 2020 16:30:19

Be mindful of social distancing this #MemorialDay weekend. Stay at least six feet from others to slow the spread of #COVID19. If visiting public spaces like parks, trails, and aquatic venues, avoid crowded areas. Learn more: https://t.co/dHZovM2mNK. https://t.co/gWlc2ZZ0ac

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 25 2020 12:00:56

Take action to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 24 2020 16:32:01

Be mindful of social distancing this #MemorialDay weekend. Stay at least six feet from others to slow the spread of #COVID19. If visiting public spaces like parks, trails, and aquatic venues, avoid crowded areas. Learn more: https://t.co/c4F0aouMLd. https://t.co/Zdvh4YYCSZ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 24 2020 12:31:01

Take action to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 24 2020 11:30:19

Avoid shopping for food & other essentials in-person if you‘re not feeling well. Order food & other items online for home delivery or curbside pickup. For more tips during #COVID19 visit: https://t.co/9nLjvaNSpI. https://t.co/WRoDqZIoEi

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 23 2020 19:30:08

CDC offers general considerations to help communities of faith decide how best to practice their beliefs while slowing the spread of #COVID19 and keeping their staff and congregations safe. Learn more: https://t.co/ujZNpf2Ssi https://t.co/amdgFqmUa1

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 23 2020 17:25:05

Try to be flexible in your #HurricanePrep. State & local response plans may change as @CDCgov learns more about #COVID19. Your #emergency action plan & supply needs (e.g., 2 cloth face coverings per person) may have to change too. More:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 23 2020 15:52:02

Slow the spread of #COVID19 while working from home. Clean & then disinfect surfaces such as tables, desks, phones, tablets, & keyboards. For electronic devices, follow manufacturer instructions or use alcohol-based sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. https://t.co/DRj9feaYHP https://t.co/OA9TU2ZNlB

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 23 2020 15:22:01

This #MemorialDay weekend, if you choose to spend time outdoors, stay 6ft apart & wear a cloth face cover to slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more at https://t.co/c4F0aouMLd. https://t.co/64SJFJYHPJ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 23 2020 14:50:18

As states and localities move to resume civic life, their school systems determine whether, when, and how to open. CDC offers information to help schools protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff and slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/cqJOW6vrmf

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 23 2020 13:43:01

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows the percentage of visits to doctor’s offices and ERs for illnesses with symptoms likely related to #COVID19 are declining nationally, thanks in part a result of widespread efforts to slow the spread of #COVID19:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 23 2020 13:00:20

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 23 2020 11:40:08

Kids are looking at screens now more than ever. It’s important to monitor what children are seeing, reading, & hearing about #COVID19. Keep an eye out for content that can upset young viewers & limit screen time if you must.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 23 2020 11:19:02

Avoid shopping for food & other essentials in-person if you‘re not feeling well. Order food & other items online for home delivery or curbside pickup. For more tips during #COVID19 visit: https://t.co/qOJIH3XUI5. https://t.co/dwiHWjKed0

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 22 2020 20:00:48

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Learn more: https://t.co/3Pya8LAbqo https://t.co/2AFLJXjrpV

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 22 2020 19:22:39

CDC offers general considerations to help communities of faith decide how best to practice their beliefs while slowing the spread of #COVID19 and keeping their staff and congregations safe. Learn more: https://t.co/YiysTm1eFP https://t.co/HxXmhHIWSn

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 22 2020 16:47:02

Dr. Vikram Krishnasamy, a CDC medical officer and #diseasedetective, was deployed to the field twice to support the #COVID19 response. Read more about his work and what inspired him to work in public health: https://t.co/4c5J4TPsBJ       https://t.co/rsO9WxBVt6

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 22 2020 15:32:00

Looking to make a splash this summer? Dive into these CDC tips for enjoying the pool & preventing #COVID19. Practice social distancing, wear a face covering when out of water, except for children 2 & under, and limit sharing of

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 22 2020 14:55:13

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself & others. Continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds & staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/kDNtty9m4P 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 22 2020 13:24:02

After 2 residents of a skilled nursing facility tested positive for #COVID19, all residents & staff were tested. 27 cases were diagnosed. COVID-19 spreads quickly in skilled nursing facilities. Universal & serial testing are important. More from @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/jPvdoJOTTI   

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 22 2020 12:35:09

Parents, family members, & other trusted adults play an important role in helping kids make sense of what they see & hear about #COVID19. Provide honest & accurate information using age-appropriate language. Learn more: https://t.co/VmGNtvrjCS  #PrepYourHealth  https://t.co/LFtksA669w

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 22 2020 11:45:00

#DYK? When you get an antibody blood test, your blood is checked for antibodies, which show if you had a previous infection with the virus that causes #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/Xa1qKwRk9m https://t.co/jCBuJq7JR2

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 22 2020 10:53:54

CDC is monitoring 15+ different models to forecast possible #COVID19 deaths in the US. As of May 18, national forecasts suggest that the increase in the total number of deaths will slow but exceed 110,000 by June 13. Check your

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 21 2020 19:40:05

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Learn more: https://t.co/3Pya8LAbqo https://t.co/7wsrcywqp6

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 21 2020 17:00:45

Getting take-out while slowing the spread of #COVID19? Order & pay online or by phone, accept take-out without in-person contact if possible, stay 6 feet away from others, & wash your hands with soap & water after bringing home your

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 21 2020 13:10:13

Whether you are going into work or teleworking, #COVID19 has probably changed the way you work. Fear & anxiety about this disease, along with other strong emotions, can be overwhelming & workplace stress can lead to burnout. @CDCgov has ways

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 21 2020 13:03:00

Take action to #slowthespread of #COVID19. Wear a cloth face covering in public spaces, keep at least 6 feet of physical distance, and frequently wash your hands. Learn more: https://t.co/DmfPOB7nbu   https://t.co/50ha5f7aNT

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 21 2020 11:11:05

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Learn more: https://t.co/Ip0GAhiP7q https://t.co/6MgWoJ2pmy

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 21 2020 10:10:13

Help children better understand #COVID19. Use tools like coloring & comic books to explain what viruses are, how they spread, & how the body fights diseases. An example of this is @CDCChronic’s “Ask a Scientist” comic series: https://t.co/DWUMz7rL0S #PrepYourHealth https://t.co/Tmrw3bJHMx

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 20 2020 19:29:02

CDC has new info to help camps, youth sports, K12 schools & higher ed, and restaurants & bars operate during #COVID19. These materials emphasize the importance of working w/ local health officials to make decisions & help prevent spread of

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 20 2020 18:57:44

Updated on May 20: More than 1.5 million cases of #COVID19 have been reported in the U.S. 29 states report 10,000+ cases. You can now find the number of cases by age group: https://t.co/wiuFBKR3Uh https://t.co/qmWpnnog2y

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 20 2020 18:20:09

Think about what you say & how you say it when talking to children about #COVID19. Be calm, reassuring, & honest. Use simple language that doesn’t blame others. Learn more: https://t.co/4f64R61n0g #PrepYourHealth https://t.co/kQA18ZEllQ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 20 2020 11:18:03

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Learn more: https://t.co/Ip0GAhiP7q https://t.co/khV8DvAJ13

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 20 2020 15:56:42

#Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy: https://t.co/XKevxiMEjR #COVID19 https://t.co/uCigrrEvQ8

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 20 2020 15:30:28

Does wearing a face covering mean you don’t have to practice social distancing? The answer is no. Wearing a cloth face covering while in public AND maintaining 6 ft of distance from other people are two actions to help stop

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 20 2020 14:49:02

Meet CDC Health Communication Specialist Jill Brown, who was part of the first wave of CDC responders helping screen passengers arriving at San Francisco International Airport for #COVID19. Read more about her experience: https://t.co/gWuVU41Tp5         https://t.co/XLk4EoevwO

COVID-19 Safety Tips

Dorminy Medical Center has provided links to some valuable Safety Tips published by the Mayo Clinic. The articles provide information about wearing masks and some things to consider before going into public places. Click the link below to read the read the articles.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 20 2020 12:08:10

Getting take-out while slowing the spread of #COVID19? Order & pay online or by phone, accept take-out without in-person contact if possible, stay 6 feet away from others, & wash your hands with soap & water after bringing home your

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 20 2020 11:42:02

Getting take-out while stopping the spread of #COVID19? Order & pay online or by phone, accept take-out without in-person contact if possible, stay 6 feet away from others, & wash your hands with soap & water after bringing home your

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 20 2020 10:15:16

If you employ waste collectors or recyclers, you should have a #COVID19 health & safety plan to protect employees. See new @CDCgov information to help you maintain a healthy work environment: https://t.co/bTNO7GW5KE https://t.co/jZUzeSsVXd

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 19 2020 18:50:05

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself & others. Continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds & staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/kDNtty9m4P

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 19 2020 16:22:02

Thank you to all dialysis staff protecting vulnerable patients from #COVID19. CDC’s new training webinars can help to prevent the spread in your facility. https://t.co/h4lFRh0Xpo https://t.co/HHswY1WW6a

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 19 2020 15:00:27

Does wearing a face covering mean you don’t have to practice social distancing? The answer is no. Wearing a cloth face covering while in public AND maintaining 6 ft of distance from other people are two actions to help stop

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 19 2020 13:05:15

When talking to children about #COVID19, adults should lead by example. Make time to sit down & start an ongoing conversation that minimizes kids’ worry & stress. Be calm, reassuring, & honest about the situation. Learn more: https://t.co/Xb104x1dGf #PrepYourHealth https://t.co/18oEV11DrH

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 19 2020 13:04:36

After 2 people with #COVID19 attended church gatherings in Arkansas in early March, 35 attendees acquired the disease. Follow CDC guidelines & consult with local public health officials when resuming in-person operations. Learn more from @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/UebsNldIRR. https://t.co/ib4fRxUXJD

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 19 2020 10:49:04

#HCPs: Today at 2pm ET log in to COCA Facebook profile or call in. COCA Call Topic: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (#COVID19). Learn more about the event at https://t.co/C1jAircFJT      https://t.co/SLRaTE4LCk

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 19 2020 09:30:47

Protect yourself from #COVID19 while getting gas. Use disinfecting wipes on handles & buttons of gas pump before you touch them. After you get gas & pay, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with >60% alcohol. For more tips,

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 18 2020 17:55:07

Health departments: @CDCgov guidance on #COVID19 contact tracing is now available to help plan, implement, & enhance COVID-19 case investigation & contact tracing efforts. Learn more: https://t.co/YRmDwO9TWE https://t.co/hF1Eb1R2sk

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 18 2020 17:07:02

#HCPs: COCA Call on Tuesday, May 19th, at 2pm ET can also be found on COCA’s Facebook profile via Facebook Live. Topic: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (#COVID19). Learn more: https://t.co/C1jAiruh8t. https://t.co/g1eVOdZc7b

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 18 2020 16:17:02

“Medicine was a way to… do work that was all about letting people be their best selves,” says CDC medical officer Dr. Vikram Krishnasamy, who was deployed to support the #COVID19 response. He helped repatriate Americans and support the Navajo

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 18 2020 13:09:02

Data from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry show vaccine coverage has declined among most children ≤2 in May 2020 compared to previous May estimates. Vaccines are essential & should continue while #COVID19 stay-at-home orders are in place. @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/TsyTtOhMgc https://t.co/DNi3iwaP3G

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 18 2020 12:50:09

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) appears to be associated with #COVID19. @CDCgov recommends health care providers report suspected cases to local, state, or territorial health departments. See Health Advisory issued: https://t.co/NLjAvUjNQt     https://t.co/zP3CFJFrz4

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 18 2020 12:03:02

Grieving the loss of a loved one during the #COVID19 pandemic can be extra difficult. CDC released information to help plan and hold funeral services as safely as possible during this time. Find it here: https://t.co/W3u2szgQel      https://t.co/gzZYuzHv9Q

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 18 2020 10:55:10

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 17 2020 19:00:35

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself & others. Continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds & staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/kDNtty9m4P

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 17 2020 16:50:04

The latest @CDCgov #COVIDView report shows adults 65+ continue to have the highest rates of #COVID19-associated hospitalizations, followed by adults age 50 – 64. Hospitalization rates are cumulative & will continue to increase as the pandemic unfolds: https://t.co/nn2Tx0Y3da https://t.co/GRDJD2USl5

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 17 2020 16:31:01

Protect yourself from #COVID19 while getting gas. Use disinfecting wipes on handles & buttons of gas pump before you touch them. After you get gas & pay, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with >60% alcohol. For more tips,

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 17 2020 14:55:08

#TakeAction to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf, or cloth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 17 2020 13:22:03

Health Depts: CDC guidance on #COVID19 contact tracing is now available to help plan, implement, and enhance COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing efforts. Learn more: https://t.co/kzqeV8ZM61 https://t.co/iY9xaIRims

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 17 2020 12:07:02

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 17 2020 11:35:05

The latest @CDCgov #COVIDView report shows the percentage of visits to doctor’s offices & emergency rooms for illnesses likely related to #COVID19 are declining nationally, likely in part a result of widespread efforts to slow the spread of #COVID19: https://t.co/nn2Tx0Y3da

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 17 2020 10:01:02

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) appears to be associated with #COVID19. CDC recommends healthcare providers report suspected cases to local, state, or territorial health departments. See Health Advisory issued: https://t.co/8CKfrp9sDt https://t.co/nEIZxpvK9t

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 16 2020 18:55:05

Caring for someone with #COVID19? Prevent your own illness by practicing everyday preventive actions. Clean hands often, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, limit contact with anyone who is sick, & frequently clean & disinfect surfaces. More: https://t.co/Z8n4oVdVMi https://t.co/4vKAlpuHGS

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 16 2020 15:27:01

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows adults 65+ continue to have the highest rates of #COVID19-associated hospitalizations, followed by adults age 50 – 64. Hospitalization rates are cumulative and will continue to increase as the pandemic unfolds: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb https://t.co/8d07lhVIla

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 16 2020 15:10:07

.@CDCgov tracks 12 different forecasting models of possible #COVID19 deaths in the US. As of May 11, all forecast an increase in deaths in the coming weeks & a cumulative total exceeding 100,000 by June 1. See national & state

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 16 2020 15:09:01

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/tt49zOn1hf.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 16 2020 11:26:05

Strokes still happen during a pandemic. Remember F.A.S.T.: Face. Arms. Speech. Time to call 9-1-1. This simple reminder can help you recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke and possibly save a life. Learn more: https://t.co/qB0CPSvZaj. #COVID19 https://t.co/lj7E2dgZBt

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 15 2020 18:45:46

The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows the percentage of visits to doctor’s offices and ERs for illnesses likely related to #COVID19 are declining nationally, likely in part a result of widespread efforts to slow the spread of #COVID19: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb https://t.co/mNxn6u7Fsz

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 15 2020 17:55:07

When you wear a cloth face covering, you help protect those around you from #COVID19. When others wear their cloth face covering, they help protect those around them, including you. Learn more about properly wearing & handling cloth face coverings:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 15 2020 16:03:00

Criminals often take advantage of world events such as #COVID19. If you think you’re a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline by phone at 1-866-720-5721 or email at disaster@leo.gov.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 15 2020 15:45:13

Providing care to others during #COVID19 can lead to stress, anxiety, fear, & other strong emotions. @CDCgov has tips to help you recognize what stress looks like, cope with stress, & know where to go if you need help: https://t.co/UNUMHY9Ysf 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 15 2020 14:43:00

Most people with #COVID19 can recover at home. Take special steps to care for someone who is sick at home and help keep the rest of your household healthy, too. For additional advice, visit https://t.co/q1dtcXUKin https://t.co/Q5lf1RihIB

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 15 2020 13:42:02

If you have signs of a heart attack or stroke while staying at home during #COVID19, call 9-1-1 right away. Emergency responders and emergency departments have plans in place to help protect you from COVID-19. Learn more: https://t.co/4i0e7Cw3m1     

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 15 2020 12:40:08

Are you part of frontline staff or a dialysis technician in an outpatient hemodialysis facility? Watch three brief training videos to help reinforce infection prevention knowledge & strategies to prevent the spread of #COVID19: https://t.co/eSMU8dBAQC     https://t.co/xPNZ21Z989

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 15 2020 12:07:06

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Learn more: https://t.co/Ip0GAhiP7q https://t.co/LoOTn85mLY

Elections Update

Due to COVID-19 the Ben Hill County Board of Elections have combined both the EAST and the WEST precincts for the JUNE 9, 2020 ELECTION!

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 15 2020 10:35:02

CDC tracks 12 different forecasting models of possible #COVID19 deaths in the US. As of May 11, all forecast an increase in deaths in the coming weeks and a cumulative total exceeding 100,000 by June 1. See national & state

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 14 2020 18:55:06

We’re still learning about how #COVID19 affects animals, but it appears that people can spread the virus to animals in some situations. Until we know more, limit contact with pets if you are sick or feeling sick. For more info,

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 14 2020 17:23:02

When you wear a cloth face covering, you help protect those around you from #COVID19. Help keep each other safe by continuing to properly wear cloth face coverings every time, the entire time you’re in public. Learn more: https://t.co/lxWMe4NUBD   

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 14 2020 14:55:11

Do you have friends or family who need #COVID19 information in a different language? @CDCgov’s COVID-19 website has options in Spanish, simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, & Korean: https://t.co/oQosL79wN3 https://t.co/4hGBxsA6yz

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 14 2020 11:10:04

Are you part of frontline staff or a dialysis technician in an outpatient hemodialysis facility? Watch three brief training videos to help reinforce infection prevention knowledge and strategies to prevent the spread of #COVID19. https://t.co/h4lFRh0Xpo      https://t.co/5FVcMrdTWc

COVID-19 Related Death

We are saddened to announce the first COVID-19 related death of a resident of Ben Hill County. The individual was a 73-year old male who was not hospitalized. It is unknown at this time if the individual had any underlying medical conditions. The PDF attached to the post below has the individual listed incorrectly as a female. This was a 73-year old male who passed away. You can read the full announcement by clicking the link below.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 14 2020 11:01:07

The latest #COVIDView report shows adults 65 years & older have the highest rates of #COVID19-associated hospitalizations, followed by adults age 50 – 64. Hospitalization rates are cumulative & will continue to rise with ongoing COVID-19 activity: https://t.co/nn2Tx0Y3da  https://t.co/dEN8xx8uMZ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2020 17:54:47

Updated on May 13: Reported U.S. cases of #COVID19 are now close to 1.4 million. 28 states report 10,000+ cases. New interactive charts show cases by race and ethnicity: https://t.co/wiuFBKR3Uh https://t.co/iK7rNrRnh1

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2020 17:30:31

#TakeAction to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or cloth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2020 12:59:04

“If one piece of PPE saves someone’s life, mission accomplished,” said Rusty Enscore, a CDC Health Scientist who led the inventory effort. CDC shared 9 tons of protective gear with #COVID19 responders. Read more: https://t.co/gEC7OXjFIX       https://t.co/Zj0dl4U2Rk

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2020 12:20:18

Cover your cough! #COVID19 spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Additionally, it can also be spread when someone is not showing symptoms. Take everyday precautions to do your part to stop the spread: https://t.co/4nsqkzLpfW 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2020 12:15:05

CDC experts joined @doximity in a new Q&A to discuss optimizing personal protective equipment (PPE), healthcare worker safety, and system-level strains related to #COVID19. Read the full interview: https://t.co/Ft1eoe89Ss

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 13 2020 11:45:05

The latest #COVIDView report shows adults 65 years and older have the highest rates of #COVID19-associated hospitalizations, followed by adults age 50 – 64. Hospitalization rates are cumulative and will continue to rise with ongoing COVID-19 activity: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb https://t.co/ySUwn4vIr0

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 12 2020 17:57:00

CDC’s Dr. Arjun Srinivasan & Dr. Neil Gupta joined @doximity in a new Q&A about optimizing personal protective equipment (PPE), healthcare worker safety, and system-level strains related to #COVID19. Read here: https://t.co/Ft1eoe89Ss

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 12 2020 17:10:07

Caring for someone with #COVID19? Prevent your own illness by practicing everyday preventive actions. Clean hands often, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, limit contact with anyone who is sick, & frequently clean and disinfect surfaces. More: https://t.co/Z8n4oVdVMi https://t.co/s2dDHoUKsk

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 12 2020 13:19:02

After choir practice in Skagit County, #Washington, 52 members became ill with #COVID19 symptoms. COVID-19 spreads easily between people. Avoid groups, stay at least 6 feet apart, and wear cloth face coverings to reduce spread. Learn more from @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/NJ2bfA6QPw

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 12 2020 13:20:10

#COVID19 caregivers: A person who is sick with COVID-19 should wear a cloth face covering if possible to help prevent the virus from spreading to others. Learn more about how to care for someone who is sick: https://t.co/Z8n4oVdVMi     

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 12 2020 12:44:04

The latest #COVIDView report shows that the proportion of death certificates coded as being related to #COVID19 decreased from 25.5% the week ending April 11th to 10.6% the week ending May 2nd. https://t.co/6s40y4eWe3

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 12 2020 12:44:18

This marks the third consecutive week during which the percentage of deaths associated with #COVID19 has declined, but the percentage remains high compared to most influenza seasons: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 12 2020 11:58:45

Take action to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 12 2020 11:00:32

States, tribal, local, & territorial officials: Resources are available to help quickly identify new #COVID19 cases, break chains of transmission, and protect first responders and healthcare workers from infection. https://t.co/9GuA4VA7sy     https://t.co/4VsI9sW2F1

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 11 2020 16:30:10

#PublicHealthReports has announced a Call for Papers on #COVID19, inviting #publichealth practitioners and academic researchers to share challenges, lessons learned, and opportunities for public health practice. Learn more here: https://t.co/mhm9gxCn3o     https://t.co/HTQkvIkTK5

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 11 2020 15:06:00

You can help slow the spread of #COVID19. Practice #socialdistancing. Keep at least six feet of physical distance between yourself and others. Wear a cloth face covering when out for essential trips. More tips at https://t.co/tt49zOEC8N      https://t.co/D9roB9kc04

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 11 2020 14:14:02

“I saw this as a great opportunity to… be more on the front lines,” said Jill Brown, a CDC Health Communication Specialist who was a part of the first wave of responders that helped screen passengers for #COVID19 at San

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 11 2020 13:52:02

Between March 11 and May 2, a total of 32,107 people died in New York City. NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene data showed more than 18,879 #COVID19 laboratory-confirmed or probable COVID-19-associated deaths. See analysis in @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/m5s21Nuuua https://t.co/YKKfE58xz7

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 11 2020 13:04:58

California’s arriving traveler monitoring for #COVID19 was limited by poor quality of received traveler data, high volume of travelers, & asymptomatic transmission. Read more about lessons learned in this @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/eUOPul7RCX      https://t.co/Sp7t3HWwFR

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 11 2020 12:52:03

Caring for someone with #COVID19? Prevent your own illness by practicing everyday preventive actions. Clean hands often, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, limit contact with anyone who is sick, & frequently clean and disinfect surfaces. More: https://t.co/q1dtcXUKin https://t.co/eeXPWGMjjj

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 11 2020 12:21:02

#COVID19 caregivers: A person who is sick with COVID-19 should wear a cloth face covering if possible to help prevent the virus from spreading to others. Learn more about how to care for someone who is sick: https://t.co/q1dtcXUKin     https://t.co/RbVC3QADgZ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 11 2020 11:44:01

If you have chronic lung disease or asthma, you are at higher risk for getting seriously ill from #coronavirus. Learn how you can take steps to protect yourself and slow the spread at https://t.co/iH2iRfg300  #COVID19 https://t.co/laNfEx75o6

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 10 2020 15:31:01

Visits to doctor’s offices and emergency rooms for illnesses with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 are declining nationally, likely in part a result of widespread efforts to slow the spread of #COVID19. See the data in the latest #COVIDView: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb   

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 10 2020 11:30:25

New laboratory guidance can help state/local health depts, medical examiners & coroners collecting autopsy specimens for #COVID19 testing. Accurate determination of cause of death in deceased patients is critical in state and national data analysis. https://t.co/lomxFpYoyn https://t.co/WBgA8QVRe1

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 09 2020 19:05:03

We know #COVID19 is causing anxiety for many of us. #BeKindToYourMind during these challenging times. CDC and @Google are partnering to share reliable, trusted information about ways to cope with stress. Learn more: https://t.co/GKZV8vsPCV       https://t.co/EIe9exT0Ej

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 09 2020 15:40:05

Stopping #COVID19 spread in correctional/detention facilities is challenging. @CDCMMWR report describes a tool used in Louisiana to assess needs and guide strategies to protect incarcerated/detained people from COVID-19. Learn more: https://t.co/gAnggPedQC https://t.co/r7hdamQcPl

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 09 2020 11:27:01

New laboratory guidance can help state/local health depts, medical examiners & coroners collecting autopsy specimens for #COVID19 testing. Accurate determination of cause of death in deceased patients is critical in state and national data analysis. https://t.co/0tnUhNFDZ5 https://t.co/Kr1qnXSKwt

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 08 2020 19:17:23

Most key indicators used to track #COVID19, such as the percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia, influenza, or COVID-19, fell from the prior week. CDC will continue to monitor closely in the coming weeks. See #COVIDView report: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb https://t.co/70kcRQSKUz

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 08 2020 19:05:08

#TakeAction to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf, or cloth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 08 2020 17:40:06

Pet owners: If you have #COVID19 or think you may have it, restrict contact with pets just like with human family members. Have another member of your household care for your pet, if possible. Learn more about what to do

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 08 2020 15:46:02

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Learn more: https://t.co/Ip0GAhiP7q. https://t.co/TcTgzmLYWB

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 08 2020 15:38:09

Stopping #COVID19 spread in correctional/detention facilities is challenging. @CDCMMWR report describes a tool used in Louisiana to assess needs and guide strategies to protect incarcerated/detained people from COVID-19. Learn more: https://t.co/IM5NzdMJc6. https://t.co/XnBdVGA9CJ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 08 2020 15:00:51

New @CDCgov instructional videos for healthcare personnel who are caring for #COVID19 patients show how to safely put on and take off recommended personal protective equipment (PPE). Watch the videos and learn more here: https://t.co/pKjoBTHrZ1    https://t.co/hW99Hd5UzD

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 08 2020 14:31:00

New Video: We all have a role to play to reduce and slow the spread of #COVID19. Keeping 6 feet of physical distance between yourself and others is an essential step. Watch to learn more. https://t.co/k5GuyJX2RI. https://t.co/UgVy8J4QJY

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 08 2020 13:20:02

Well-child visits and vaccinations may have been delayed during #COVID19 stay-at-home guidance. New data show decreases in ordering & administering of essential, life-saving childhood #vaccines during the first four months of 2020. Learn more in @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/3t3Wdrnh2x. https://t.co/mQLC6OO0Oi

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 08 2020 12:35:08

Effective handwashing is especially important to help prevent the virus from spreading during the #COVID19 outbreak. #KeepHandsClean: Wash them after being in a public place & blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Learn more: https://t.co/z86szT5Egw #PrepYourHealth https://t.co/IY0gWn3kWp

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 08 2020 10:35:10

Check to make sure family, friends, & neighbors have disaster supplies going into #hurricane season. Offer to run errands for those who are sick at home or are at higher risk for severe illness from #COVID19. More info: https://t.co/dq3kEn9Zr4 #PrepYourHealth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 07 2020 17:27:00

New Video: Together we can stop the spread of #COVID19 by physical distancing, practicing good hygiene and avoiding non-essential travel. Watch to learn more about how you can help slow the spread. https://t.co/qKkt9oEm7M      https://t.co/bJnCgFuZLO

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 07 2020 16:41:02

New CDC instructional videos for healthcare personnel who are caring for #COVID19 patients show how to safely put on and take off recommended personal protective equipment (PPE). Watch the videos and learn more here: https://t.co/5ODocrGOAR. https://t.co/BkflpN0bZU

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 07 2020 15:10:13

Health care professionals: @CDCgov has a guide for how to put on (don) and take off (doff) recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) for caring for #COVID19 patients. Learn the steps here: https://t.co/pKjoBTHrZ1 https://t.co/Xe2wdkFhdC

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 07 2020 13:24:32

Learn how quickly #COVID19 spreads in a community from a family funeral and birthday party in Chicago. EIS Officer Isaac Ghinai explains in this video how the cluster of cases originated and how the virus spread. https://t.co/Jx1Up6M0wY https://t.co/3ahlhW0rNO

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 07 2020 13:20:10

Try to be flexible in your #HurricanePrep. The #COVID19 outbreak is an evolving situation. State & local response plans may change as @CDCgov learns more about the virus. As a result, your #emergency action plan may have to change too.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 07 2020 11:39:03

“Being able to provide such a large quantity of badly needed PPE was my way of contributing,” said CDC Health Scientist Rusty Enscore, who led the inventory effort. Learn more on how CDC shared 9 tons of protective gear with

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 06 2020 19:21:15

Updated on May 6: Reported U.S. cases of #COVID19 total close to 1.2 million, with 21 states reporting more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases. County-level data and number of new cases by day are now available. Visit https://t.co/wiuFBKR3Uh https://t.co/5MozKHPF38

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 06 2020 18:55:08

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 06 2020 16:28:00

#Parents: Be prepared to discuss #COVID19 with your children. Watch this new video for tips on how to support your children during the COVID-19 outbreak. https://t.co/GKZV8vbeel    https://t.co/fHmcB7nInb

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 06 2020 15:35:07

Resources are available to states, tribes, localities, & territories to help get & keep America open. See important information on identifying new #COVID19 cases, protecting healthcare workers, & more: https://t.co/Qo9bYdUZnt      https://t.co/8L9VJS2xPR

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 06 2020 13:15:19

Have questions about your pet’s #health during this outbreak? Talk to your veterinarian if you have concerns. We are still learning about this virus & how it can affect animals. Learn more about pets & #COVID19: https://t.co/Ns8H4lnW4E #PetWeek https://t.co/WLlBBgm78k

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 06 2020 13:12:19

Correctional facilities present unique challenges to slowing spread of #COVID19. As of April 28, a total of 420 correctional facilities reported 4,893 COVID-19 cases among detained or incarcerated people & 2,778 cases among facility staff. More @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/SJ0XLj5YGO https://t.co/lSNTwBNFMC

Free COVID-19 Testing Available Across South Health District

Free COVID-19 testing is available in all 10 counties across the Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District. The South Health District includes Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner Counties. Anyone interested in being tested for COVID-19 can call their local health department or the South Health District COVID-19 Hotline to be screened and to schedule their appointment.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 05 2020 15:40:10

Worried about your #pets during the #COVID19 outbreak? Until we know more about how this virus affects animals, don’t let pets interact with people or animals outside your household. Learn more: https://t.co/LahR8k92RL #PetWeek https://t.co/adZuZSNiVj

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 05 2020 13:54:02

Resources are available to states, tribes, localities, & territories to help to get and keep America open. See important info on identifying new #COVID19 cases, protecting healthcare workers, and more: https://t.co/9GuA4VA7sy. https://t.co/tneqh6eLI7

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 05 2020 13:10:16

When you wear a cloth face covering, you help protect those around you from #COVID19. Help keep each other safe by continuing to properly wear cloth face coverings every time, the entire time you’re in public. Learn more: https://t.co/7oiKNyULb7 https://t.co/5NJZiIKsHp

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 05 2020 12:24:02

Today is #WorldHandHygieneDay, and we are thankful for the brave healthcare providers on the frontlines of #COVID19 who make their #CleanHandsCount! Learn more: https://t.co/mIn04rSGEf. https://t.co/uQuqAmZDDg

Georgia Vehicle Registration Deadline Extended

 The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) announced today that the vehicle registration deadline has been extended to June 15, 2020, for the registrations specified below. 

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 05 2020 11:10:13

Check to make sure family, friends, & neighbors have disaster supplies going into #hurricane season. Offer to run errands for those who are sick at home or are at higher risk for severe illness from #COVID19. More info: https://t.co/dq3kEn9Zr4 #PrepYourHealth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 04 2020 18:25:05

Take action to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf, or

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 04 2020 15:03:02

When you wear a cloth face covering, you help protect those around you from #COVID19. Help keep each other safe by continuing to properly wear cloth face coverings every time, the entire time you’re in public. Learn more: https://t.co/lxWMe4NUBD   

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 04 2020 14:05:04

We’re still learning about how #COVID19 affects animals, but it appears that people can spread the virus to animals in some situations. Until we know more, limit contact with pets if you are sick or feeling sick. For more info,

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 04 2020 13:45:03

#DYK? CDC is leading a new national partnership that coordinates rapid genomic sequencing of the virus that causes #COVID19. This will help experts learn more about the virus and prevent disease spread. Learn more: https://t.co/qpACE1UbCX      https://t.co/wKsnMc7PI3

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 04 2020 12:04:30

It’s important to avoid close contact with people, stay home, and wash your hands frequently. Learn more ways to protect yourself and others at https://t.co/iH2iRfg300 #coronavirus #COVID19 https://t.co/rfrMIowPhD

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 04 2020 11:20:12

Cover your cough! #COVID19 spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Additionally, it can also be spread when someone is not showing symptoms. Take everyday precautions to do your part to stop the spread: https://t.co/oTWmSmMkcp

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 03 2020 19:00:16

According to the latest #COVIDView report, adults 65 years and older have the highest #COVID19-associated hospitalization rate, followed by adults age 50 to 64 years. Children have the lowest rates of COVID-related hospitalizations. https://t.co/0yVdxbj3wW

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 03 2020 17:40:06

Given the shortage of N95 respirators during this global outbreak of #COVID19, it’s important to understand the difference between N95 respirators and surgical masks, and how both are intended to protect healthcare workers. Learn more from @NIOSH: https://t.co/1N7bHfzmY6 https://t.co/rpTksAwWe6

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 03 2020 16:33:02

Protect yourself from #COVID19 while getting gas. Use disinfecting wipes on handles & buttons of gas pump before you touch them. After you get gas & pay, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with >60% alcohol. For more tips,

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 03 2020 12:15:04

Everyone can help prevent the spread of #COVID19. Call your doctor if you have symptoms or have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19. Learn more: https://t.co/ehL8kmRHaN    https://t.co/j3ZrWBtFul

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 02 2020 17:10:04

Protect yourself from #COVID19 while getting gas. Use disinfecting wipes on handles & buttons of gas pump before you touch them. After you get gas & pay, use hand sanitizer with >60% alcohol & wash your hands when you get

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 02 2020 14:43:01

Given the shortage of N95 respirators during this global outbreak of #COVID19, it’s important to understand the difference between N95 respirators and surgical masks, and how both are intended to protect healthcare workers. Learn more from @NIOSH: https://t.co/rGGoSYDYUy https://t.co/8zuKKeiRlU

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 02 2020 12:35:05

Protect yourself from #COVID19 while bringing in your mail & deliveries. Avoid in-person contact when accepting packages and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with >60% alcohol after opening your mail. Get more tips: https://t.co/9nLjvaNSpI     https://t.co/2Z4F3hThWc

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 02 2020 10:27:00

Louise E. Shaw and team at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum are busy collecting documents, photos, and testimonials from responders at CDC and on the front lines of the #COVID19 pandemic. Learn more about their work in @CNTraveler: https://t.co/JWAKwKHA1C

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 02 2020 09:24:38

CDC & partners are working together to coordinate genomic sequencing of the virus that causes #COVID19. This will help experts monitor changes in the virus, support contact tracing, advance COVID-19 research, & aid in diagnostics & therapeutics. See more: https://t.co/XNmx3djqhr

Covid-19 Guidance for Restaurants with Dining Room Seating

On April 23rd, 2020, Governor Kemp issued an Executive Order to allow restaurants to reopen dining rooms, in accordance with specific guidelines, starting April 27th, 2020.  This includes all facilities that meet the definition of “food service establishment” per O.C.G.A. §26-2-370(2).  (Restaurants without in-house dining operating prior to April 27th should continue to follow previous guidelines with the exception that now all food service employees are required to wear face coverings, regardless of whether the dining room is open.) The routine inspection timeline under Chapter 511-6-1-.10(2) is to be extended by 120 days for any permit holder of a food service establishment maintaining an “A”  food safety grade which was scheduled to have a routine inspection at any time between March 14th, 2020 and September 10th, 2020. Restaurants offering in-house dining must comply with the following requirements.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 01 2020 17:00:39

Make #handwashing a family activity! Explain to children that handwashing can keep them healthy. Be a good role model—if you wash your hands often, your children are more likely to do the same. See more: https://t.co/J9sJXw3JNa #COVID19 https://t.co/3xp1yZPRsd

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 01 2020 14:38:01

Several states are seeing outbreaks of #COVID19 in meat and poultry processing facilities. Employees in these facilities fill critical and essential roles. Read what CDC and affected states have learned from responding to these outbreaks in @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/mXDerodDR6 https://t.co/fEKCWF91RU

Guidance for Business Reopening

In accordance with Governor Kemp's executive orders, businesses across Georgia must continue to operate with strict social distancing and sanitation rules to keep customers and employees safe. To view the guidance tailored to specific businesses who may resume in-person operations, see below.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 01 2020 13:28:00

#COVID19 testing differs by location. CDC has guidance for who should be tested, but decisions about testing are at the discretion of state and local health departments and/or individual clinicians. Learn more: https://t.co/QzWiGudFga     https://t.co/oAAh4dL5YI

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 01 2020 12:15:18

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – May 01 2020 09:50:13

Everyone can help prevent spread of #COVID19. Clara, the #Coronavirus Self-Checker, can help you decide when to call your doctor if you are feeling sick. Start using Clara here: https://t.co/2Xm3casUXN https://t.co/UhNMTt2ySp

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 30 2020 19:20:05

Do you have friends or family who need #COVID19 information in a different language? @CDCgov’s COVID-19 website has options in Spanish, simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, & Korean. Be sure to look for links to other languages. https://t.co/oQosL79wN3    https://t.co/qwPmldPIAz

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 30 2020 18:55:09

Injuries & illnesses that are not #COVID19 still happen. When telemedicine isn’t an option & you must see a doctor, take action to protect yourself & others. Send only those who must go out in public & have them wear

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 30 2020 17:50:07

Living with older family members or others at higher risk of severe illness from #COVID19? Help protect your household by only leaving your house when absolutely necessary. Get more info here: https://t.co/FRIG5zTpty https://t.co/fjsM252mAZ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 30 2020 17:27:00

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

Executive Order 4/30/2020

On Thursday, 4/30/2020, Governor Kemp signed an executive order that will extend the Public Health State of Emergency until June 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM. This means that the medically fragile and elderly Georgians need to continue to shelter in place through June 12, 2020. This order also will require long-term care facilities – including nursing homes, personal care homes, assisted living facilities, and similar community living homes – to utilize enhanced infection control protocols, ensure safer living conditions, and protect residents and staff from coronavirus exposure.  

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 30 2020 15:51:02

Protect yourself from #COVID19 while bringing in your mail & deliveries. Avoid in-person contact when accepting packages and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with >60% alcohol after opening your mail. Get more tips: https://t.co/qOJIH3XUI5      https://t.co/ipFiGX2Qog

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 30 2020 13:05:17

With many Americans experiencing emotional distress due to #COVID19, CDC is proud to join the @Action_Alliance for the launch of the Mental Health & Suicide Prevention National Response to COVID-19. https://t.co/yP6NjZ8gz2 #NationalMentalHealthResponse https://t.co/RxkSjHPLQe

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 30 2020 11:12:02

The David J. Sencer CDC Museum is closed due to #COVID19, but its staff is working hard to document the agency’s and the nation’s response to the pandemic. See @CNTraveler to learn what CDC Museum Curator Louise Shaw & her

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 30 2020 10:55:09

If you have symptoms of #COVID19 and want to get tested, call your doctor first. Also check with your state or local health department, which will have the latest information on testing. Learn more: https://t.co/cu7bogEfIy https://t.co/NdnobUuSiM

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 29 2020 17:59:28

Updated on April 29: Reported US cases of #COVID19 total more than 1 million. 19 states report +10,000 cases. Continue to wear a cloth face covering & keep 6+ feet of physical distance between yourself & others when in public.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 29 2020 17:30:27

Cover your cough! #COVID19 spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Additionally, it can also be spread when someone is not showing symptoms. Take everyday precautions to do your part to stop the spread: https://t.co/oTWmSmMkcp

COVID-19 Testing

Are you interested in FREE COVID-19 testing? Call Ben Hill County Health Department to learn more! (229) 426-5288

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 29 2020 16:49:01

Everyone can help prevent spread of #COVID19. Clara, the #Coronavirus Self-Checker, can help you decide when to call your doctor if you are feeling sick. Start using Clara here: https://t.co/5FnxlOcZpu https://t.co/dYNwHAgEQi

Restaurant Inspections

There have been several reports of large gatherings at our two local restaurants in town that have re-opened: Ronny's and Pucketts. In both cases these reports have turned out to be false. The reports are based on the number of cars people have seen at each restaurant and have nothing to do with how many people are actually in each restaurant. What is happening at both restaurants is people are being asked to wait in their cars to receive their drive thru and/or pickup orders. Our local Health Inspector and Sheriff's Department are investigating all of these complaints and making periodic checks on all restaurants. We want to issue a big Thank You to both restaurants for being willing to serve their customers and our citizens.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 29 2020 15:30:06

Living with older family members or others at higher risk of severe illness from #COVID19? Help protect your household by only leaving your house when absolutely necessary. Get more info here: https://t.co/EMQREHMH4c https://t.co/HFLjDncT5N

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 29 2020 15:05:14

Protect your pets if you are sick with #COVID19. Limit exposure to pets & have someone else care for them if possible. If you must be around animals while sick, wash your hands before & after interacting with them. Learn

Don’t Skip on Medical Care

Dorminy Medical Center wants to remind everyone of the importance of keeping up your medical care. You can read their full announcement and post by clicking the link below.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 29 2020 13:15:07

1 in 4 people hospitalized with #COVID19 in Georgia during March 2020 were under age 65 and had no high-risk medical conditions. Social distancing is important to protect everyone. Learn more from @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/Za5195Kas3      https://t.co/S313VrtMbv

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 29 2020 12:25:07

If your childcare program is reopening or staying open during #COVID19, #physicaldistancing can help everyone stay safe. For example: keep children in the same group each day & don’t mix children between groups. More info here: https://t.co/kIYjRD8FM9     https://t.co/nz8jJ9sipp

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 29 2020 11:21:01

If you’re undergoing treatment for cancer, you are at higher risk for getting seriously ill from #coronavirus. Learn how you can take steps to protect yourself and slow the spread at https://t.co/iH2iRfg300  #COVID19 https://t.co/eDKqsbFYWi

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 28 2020 18:15:11

Given the shortage of N95 respirators during this global outbreak of #COVID19, it’s important to understand the difference between N95 respirators & surgical masks, & how both are intended to protect healthcare workers. Learn more from @NIOSH: https://t.co/1N7bHfzmY6 https://t.co/EsgmrKjyL4

Executive Order 4/27/2020

Governor Kemp released an Executive Order on 4/27/2020 to provide additional guidance for food service establishments, bowling alleys and theaters in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 28 2020 14:35:02

Protect your pets if you are sick with #COVID19. Limit exposure to pets and have someone else care for them if possible. If you must be around animals while sick, wash your hands before and after interacting with them. Learn

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 28 2020 14:10:11

Is your child care program staying open or reopening during #COVID19? Routinely clean & disinfect surfaces & objects that are frequently touched, especially toys & games. Get more info here: https://t.co/kIYjRD8FM9 https://t.co/k1nZP0wY38

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 28 2020 12:41:02

Everyone can help prevent the spread of #COVID19. Call your doctor if you have symptoms or have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19. Learn more: https://t.co/ehL8kmRHaN    https://t.co/37EcmtqfZi

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 28 2020 11:00:26

If your childcare program is reopening or staying open during #COVID19, #physicaldistancing can help everyone stay safe. For example: keep children in the same group each day & don’t mix children between groups. More info here: https://t.co/GgsGz71CZp     https://t.co/tlu3SaMSqA

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 27 2020 17:45:09

Meat and poultry processing facilities face unique challenges to prevent and control #COVID19 transmission. CDC and @OSHA_DOL have developed guidance to help facilities decrease the spread of COVID-19. See more about how to reduce risk: https://t.co/gS82YdbjOd      https://t.co/FZUPxOh424

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 27 2020 16:20:09

If you have symptoms of #COVID19 and want to get tested, call your doctor first. Also check with your state or local health department, which will have the latest information on testing. Learn more: https://t.co/cu7bogEfIy https://t.co/OWELwgFrUR

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 27 2020 16:17:01

Public Health Professionals: Need #COVID19 resources for sharing on social media? Check out #CDC’s new social media toolkit for free graphics and sample messages on topics like stress and #socialdistancing. https://t.co/UjXshMXFCi     https://t.co/1EAON4ABOG

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 27 2020 15:39:02

Growing evidence suggests #COVID19 can spread before people show symptoms (pre-symptomatic) and from people who have #coronavirus but never show symptoms (asymptomatic). Cloth face coverings help prevent spread of COVID-19 in these situations. See Q&A: https://t.co/vuYx19NZPE      https://t.co/RE9K3kZmYR

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 27 2020 14:26:00

Use the Coronavirus Self-Checker to help you decide when to get medical care. If you develop any #COVID19 symptoms that are severe or concerning, get medical attention immediately. Learn more: https://t.co/SNXT5i8Tf3 https://t.co/i0xFb8lJG5

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 27 2020 12:01:14

Thinking about a trip to the store? Before making an essential trip, check your pantry and cabinets to see if other food or care items are available for immediate use. Limiting contact with others can help stop the spread of

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 27 2020 12:04:03

Is your child care program staying open or reopening during #COVID19? Routinely clean & disinfect surfaces & objects that are frequently touched, especially toys & games. Get more info here: https://t.co/JAvb5uWIMh    https://t.co/4sepFEamdh

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 26 2020 18:45:06

Getting take-out while slowing the spread of #COVID19? Order & pay online or by phone, accept take-out without in-person contact if possible, stay 6 feet away from others, & wash your hands with soap & water after bringing home your

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 26 2020 17:42:57

Meat and poultry processing facilities face unique challenges to prevent and control #COVID19 transmission. CDC and @OSHA_DOL have developed guidance to help facilities decrease the spread of COVID-19. See more about how to reduce risk: https://t.co/BJ56y2GkUI     https://t.co/3E40mUdR8D

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 26 2020 16:19:02

If you have symptoms of #COVID19 and want to get tested, call your doctor first. Also check with your state or local health department, which will have the latest information on testing. Learn more: https://t.co/jcnPAkQpt0 https://t.co/G5EbERbz5r

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 26 2020 15:30:18

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 26 2020 12:03:02

Thinking about a trip to the store? Before making an essential trip, check your pantry and cabinets to see if other food or care items are available for immediate use. Limiting contact with others can help stop the spread of

Shelter in Place Still in Force

The Shelter in Place order signed by Governor Kemp on April 3rd and extended on April 8th is still in full force and effect until April 30th. This Order prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people unless every person present can be at least 6 feet apart at all times unless the attendees are cohabitants. There has been an increase in the number of complaints related to large gatherings in Ben Hill County. Local law enforcement has had to disperse several large gatherings in the last 24 hours. All of these complaints are taken seriously and have to be investigated. Law enforcement is advising that the first occurrence will result in a warning, but the second will result in a citation. Please share this with everybody you know and encourage them to continue taking the Shelter in Place order seriously.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 25 2020 18:44:02

Getting take-out while slowing the spread of #COVID19? Order & pay online or by phone, accept take-out without in-person contact if possible, stay 6 feet away from others, & wash your hands with soap & water after bringing home your

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 25 2020 17:10:04

If you have diabetes, you are at higher risk for getting seriously ill from #coronavirus. Learn how you can take steps to protect yourself and slow the spread at https://t.co/ljBo1GXZ0o  #COVID19  https://t.co/iXhECGEgEP

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 25 2020 15:24:02

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 25 2020 12:35:06

A @UPMC microbiology laboratory recently received this package of samples with a special note. Thanks to all laboratory professionals for their important role in maintaining our nation’s health. https://t.co/YoHKJC6Vpr #LabWeek #LabWeek2020 #COVID19 https://t.co/F0QupI25hI

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 25 2020 11:38:32

COVID-19Surge is a spreadsheet-based tool that hospital administrators and public health officials can use to estimate the surge in demand for hospital-based services during the #COVID19 pandemic. Learn more: https://t.co/AQk6aTg2fp      https://t.co/gbtkC8eqFE

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 25 2020 11:25:05

Feeling sick? Answer a few questions about your symptoms using Clara, CDC’s #Coronavirus Self-Checker, to help you decide if you should call your doctor: https://t.co/2Xm3casUXN      https://t.co/IfiSUqwEuA

Health Department COVID-19 Testing

The Ben Hill County Department of Health will begin offering testing for COVID-19 on Monday, April 27, 2020. The tests are NOT available to people who show up at the health department without an appointment. You can read the full post by clicking on the link below.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 24 2020 18:35:07

Injuries & illnesses that are not #COVID19 still happen. When telemedicine isn’t an option & you must see a doctor, take action to protect yourself & others. Send only those who must go out in public & have them wear

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 24 2020 17:09:02

If you have diabetes, you are at higher risk for getting seriously ill from #coronavirus. Learn how you can take steps to protect yourself and slow the spread at https://t.co/iH2iRfg300 #COVID19 https://t.co/zKYUH5dq1t

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 24 2020 15:32:00

If you have #COVID19 symptoms & want to get tested, call your medical provider first. You can also visit your state or local health department’s website to look for local information on testing. Learn more: https://t.co/QzWiGudFga      https://t.co/K0EMuMMX8f

Executive Order 4/23/2020

On Thursday, 4/23/2020, Governor Kemp signed an executive order related to the reopening of Georgia. The order goes into detail about the guidelines that businesses must follow when opening back up.  Here is the list of requirements.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 24 2020 12:32:02

A @UPMC microbiology laboratory recently received this package of samples with a special note. Thanks to all laboratory professionals for their important role in maintaining our nation’s health. https://t.co/zQGHdPrgkP #LabWeek #LabWeek2020 #COVID19 https://t.co/PTeED0cILl

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 24 2020 11:22:03

Feeling sick? Answer a few questions about your symptoms using Clara, CDC’s #Coronavirus Self-Checker, to help you decide if you should call your doctor: https://t.co/5FnxlOcZpu     https://t.co/MyozhN4H8j

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 24 2020 10:10:13

Take action to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf, or

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 23 2020 19:41:00

The latest #COVIDView report shows that adults 65 and older are experiencing the highest rates of #COVID19-associated hospitalizations, followed by adults age 50 – 64 years. Additional data are reported on race/ethnicity by age this week. Learn more: https://t.co/QEWd9tRH3z https://t.co/EauWxcTjKa

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 23 2020 16:35:03

We’re still learning about how #COVID19 affects animals, but it appears that people can spread the virus to animals in some situations. Until we know more, limit contact with pets if you are sick or feeling sick. For more info,

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 23 2020 14:00:49

Given the shortage of N95 respirators during this global outbreak of #COVID19, it’s important to understand the difference between N95 respirators & surgical masks, & how both are intended to protect health care workers. Learn more from @NIOSH: https://t.co/pUfpTQWkAR https://t.co/io24unknri

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 23 2020 13:27:02

Looking for #CDC #COVID19 resources for sharing on social media? CDC’s social media toolkit provides free sample messages and graphics for use here: https://t.co/UjXshMG4KK      https://t.co/wCF6gRRrWD

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 23 2020 10:15:17

Cover your cough! #COVID19 spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Additionally, it can also be spread when someone is not showing symptoms. Take everyday precautions to do your part to stop the spread: https://t.co/oTWmSn3V3X

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 22 2020 18:33:47

Updated on April 22: 50 U.S. states, D.C., & 4 U.S. territories have reported cases of #COVID19. Of those, 27 report COVID-19 cases are widespread. This is 7 fewer states reporting widespread cases than last week. Learn more: https://t.co/MCP09UDSPe   

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 22 2020 18:16:27

New COVID-NET data reported more than 6,000 #COVID19 hospitalizations. Of these, almost 2,000 had race/ethnicity info. When compared to residents in COVID-NET counties, Non-Hispanic black people were disproportionately affected by COVID-19 hospitalizations https://t.co/dTvhftTxuV https://t.co/cei7elmBM7

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 22 2020 16:40:02

Help prevent #COVID19 when ordering and accepting delivery food. Order & pay online or by phone, have the delivery person leave items in a safe spot outside your home, & wash your hands after bringing in items. https://t.co/qOJIH3XUI5     

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 22 2020 16:07:02

Residents & staff tested positive for #COVID19 in 4 cities that were included in a new @CDCMMWR report. Testing can facilitate isolation of infected people regardless of symptoms to help slow the spread in shelters. Learn more: https://t.co/GjnGEhRICb     https://t.co/pYeROnMIW8

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 22 2020 15:46:00

You can help slow the spread of #COVID19. Practice #socialdistancing. Keep at least six feet of physical distance between yourself and others. Wear a cloth face covering when out for essential trips. More tips at https://t.co/tt49zOEC8N     https://t.co/mt3CWibj14

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 22 2020 13:38:01

Given the shortage of N95 respirators during this global outbreak of #COVID19, it’s important to understand the difference between N95 respirators and surgical masks, and how both are intended to protect healthcare workers. Learn more from @NIOSH: https://t.co/rGGoSYmo30 https://t.co/HJNQfoAWk9

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 22 2020 13:17:03

On March 30, a homeless shelter resident in Seattle tested positive for #COVID19. @KCPubHealth and CDC investigated the case and oversaw testing of residents and staff, leading to early identification and prevention of other cases. Learn more in @CDCMMWR: https://t.co/us8IynvELz

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 22 2020 12:10:04

Tribal leaders: You can help safeguard your communities from #COVID19 during funerals and burials. Actions like social distancing can help stop the spread of coronavirus. Learn more guidance for funerals and burials for tribal communities: https://t.co/Pg05bJ6I21    https://t.co/tU7hBtHvQl

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 22 2020 11:50:11

Protect yourself from #COVID19 while getting gas. Use disinfecting wipes on handles & buttons of gas pump before you touch them. After you get gas & pay, use hand sanitizer with >60% alcohol & wash your hands when you get

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 21 2020 17:35:03

Cover your cough! #COVID19 spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Additionally, it can also be spread when someone is not showing symptoms. Take everyday precautions to do your part to stop the spread: https://t.co/qKkt9oEm7M

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 21 2020 17:15:16

Is your child worried about #COVID19? Learn the facts so you can answer your children’s questions. Make sure to explain the simple things they can do, like washing their hands often. Learn more here: https://t.co/75rqrV7EoW     https://t.co/hlm36c4Dw5

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 21 2020 15:20:09

Reports of exposure to cleaners & disinfectants to poison centers increased substantially in March 2020 corresponding with the rise in #COVID19 cases. Learn more about these reports & how to safely use cleaning chemicals: https://t.co/Qrz79m2BSi      https://t.co/YDn4pNfybe

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 21 2020 15:10:02

Protect yourself from #COVID19 while getting gas. Use disinfecting wipes on handles & buttons of gas pump before you touch them. After you get gas & pay, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer with >60% alcohol. For more tips,

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 21 2020 13:56:01

Social distancing is crucial to stopping the spread of #COVID19, but it may make some people feel culturally isolated, including American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Learn how to cope with social distancing in your tribal community: https://t.co/dkk79am7P0   https://t.co/dibRZCE03E

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 21 2020 12:35:10

Sudden changes in routine & being home all the time during the #COVID19 outbreak can be hard for children. Watch for signs of stress in your child, such as excessive worry & difficulty concentrating. See more tips: https://t.co/UyuQgYYqlf     

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 21 2020 12:17:33

States, tribal, local, & territorial officials: Resources are available to help quickly identify new #COVID19 cases, break chains of transmission, and protect first responders and healthcare workers from infection. https://t.co/9GuA4VA7sy      https://t.co/0JOUfi9908

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 21 2020 11:35:02

Rural Health Partners: Be sure to join a webinar tomorrow at 4 pm ET for updated #COVID19 guidance with public health practitioners, healthcare providers, and others working to protect the health of rural communities. Register here: https://t.co/n0QVAReIIl     https://t.co/9IqWJXhMN0

Merritt’s Northside Hardware Closed

Merritt's Northside Hardware is closed to the general public until further notice. The closure is related to a shortage of staff not because of any active cases of COVID-19.

Governor Press Conference

Governor Kemp held a press conference on 4/20/2020 detailing initial steps to re-open the economy

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 20 2020 14:02:45

Is your child worried about #COVID19? Learn the facts so you can answer your children’s questions. Make sure to explain the simple things they can do, like washing their hands often. Learn more here: https://t.co/fTXLiaLk18 https://t.co/mNHGr0vteD

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 20 2020 13:27:09

Reports of exposure to cleaners and disinfectants to poison centers increased substantially in March 2020 corresponding with the rise in #COVID19 cases. Learn more about these reports and how to safely use cleaning chemicals: https://t.co/YrzRdpqLeC     https://t.co/6McZlfd0ti

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 20 2020 11:50:00

Do you think you may have #COVID19? Most people who get sick can take care of themselves at home. If you need to see a doctor, call ahead before going to their office. Take precautions to protect yourself and others

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 20 2020 11:31:04

During #LabWeek and every day, we appreciate clinical and public health laboratory professionals, who are on the front lines of the nation’s health alongside fellow healthcare workers. For laboratory biosafety guidelines for #COVID19, see https://t.co/nuIqgNKyf1     https://t.co/uSHq7o08r3

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 20 2020 10:10:12

Take action to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 19 2020 17:50:01

Sudden changes in routine & being home all the time during the #COVID19 outbreak can be hard for children. Watch for signs of stress in your child, such as excessive worry & difficulty concentrating. See more tips: https://t.co/ys0V9xI0xB    https://t.co/yEuWOL92YY

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 19 2020 17:05:08

Questions about your pet’s health during this outbreak? Talk to your veterinarian if you have concerns. There is no evidence at this time that pets can spread the virus that causes #COVID19. Learn more about pets and COVID-19: https://t.co/y2jflz0xNT   

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 19 2020 15:25:04

People with #asthma may be at higher risk for severe illness from #COVID19. It can affect your nose, throat, & lungs, & could cause an asthma attack. Learn more: https://t.co/sNP30cYrSv #PrepYourHealth #kNOwAsthma https://t.co/4BZDs4KH9q

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 19 2020 13:10:07

Do you have a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility? Please protect them from #COVID19. Instead of in-person visits, share phone or video calls. This is temporary and will protect those at higher risk of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 19 2020 12:20:03

Slow the spread of #COVID19 when going to a park or recreation facility. Practice #socialdistancing – stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people & do not gather in groups. Learn more: https://t.co/EfoO5ZSlbA https://t.co/M8NWh5ElHm

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 18 2020 17:25:05

Growing evidence suggests #COVID19 can spread before people show symptoms (pre-symptomatic) & from people who have #coronavirus but never show symptoms (asymptomatic). Cloth face coverings help prevent spread of COVID-19 in these situations. See Q&A: https://t.co/7fj9qqCXuA https://t.co/GhrEBO4UoZ

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 18 2020 17:05:02

Take action to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 18 2020 15:05:08

Take action to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 18 2020 13:09:01

Questions about your pet’s health during this outbreak? Talk to your veterinarian if you have concerns. There is no evidence at this time that pets can spread the virus that causes #COVID19. Learn more about pets and COVID-19: https://t.co/H8NS2GBCcZ   

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 18 2020 12:00:40

During #COVID19, visit the doctor only when you need to. Use telemedicine or contact your doctor’s office by phone or email. Call before going to the doctor’s office or the ER. More tips, visit: https://t.co/PfDqCRvrTN https://t.co/elJtRbbZnH

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 18 2020 11:37:01

Do you have a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility? Please protect them from #COVID19. Instead of in-person visits, share phone or video calls. This is temporary and will protect those at higher risk of #COVID19.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 18 2020 09:15:50

The latest #COVIDView report shows that influenza-like illness has declined but remains elevated. However, #COVID19 severity indicators (hospitalizations and deaths) are increasing. See additional data: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb     https://t.co/C5kz3Xzrcf

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 17 2020 18:05:09

#Asthma is a serious, but common lung condition that affects 1 in 13 people, including children. People with moderate to severe asthma might be at a higher risk of getting very sick from #COVID19. Learn ways to prepare: https://t.co/oNPZPs98Sc #PrepYourHealth

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 17 2020 15:25:07

Avoid shopping for food & other essentials in-person if you‘re not feeling well. Order food & other items online for home delivery or curbside pickup. For more tips during #COVID19 visit: https://t.co/9nLjvaNSpI https://t.co/abCwXPUzrn

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 17 2020 13:47:00

Quarantine and isolation are public health practices used to protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have #COVID19. Learn when you may need to use these practices in your home: https://t.co/k5GuyJFs0a     https://t.co/TTLTkV4OQt

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 17 2020 11:29:03

#HCPs: Today at 2pm ET log in to COCA Facebook profile or call in. COCA Call Topic: #COVID19 in the United States: Insights from Healthcare Systems. Learn more about the event at https://t.co/lVoCJOv897 https://t.co/XNupV0O9eD

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 17 2020 11:07:02

During #COVID19, visit the doctor only when you need to. Use telemedicine or contact your doctor’s office by phone or email. Call before going to the doctor’s office or the ER. More tips, visit: https://t.co/WVoza5esmY https://t.co/5eMqagPhON

Elections Update

Our office is in the process of preparing for our doors to open for voters

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 16 2020 18:20:07

Take action to slow the spread of #COVID19 by wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance, & frequently washing your hands. Make a cloth face covering from a t-shirt, scarf or

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 16 2020 17:01:02

#HCPs: COCA Call on Friday, April 17, at 2pm ET can also be found on COCA’s Facebook profile via Facebook Live. Topic: #COVID19 in the United States: Insights from Healthcare Systems. Learn more: https://t.co/lVoCJOv897     https://t.co/x3dy3YNEJG

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 16 2020 16:00:01

#COVID19 spreads like dominoes fall. Help protect your family and your community. Wash your hands, #stayhome and practice #socialdistancing by keeping at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others. https://t.co/3hfmsY71WY     https://t.co/jTMmM4OEHb

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 16 2020 15:27:02

Homeless & meal service providers: You have an important role in slowing the spread of #COVID19. See guidance on preparing for & handling a COVID-19 outbreak: https://t.co/tscID7XkkU     https://t.co/mrT0AvYrTs

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 16 2020 14:30:09

Healthcare professionals: #DYK CDC offers trainings on clinical care and infection control, PPE, NPIs, and emergency preparedness and response specific to COVID-19? Find recently recorded #COVID19 webinars and online courses: https://t.co/QXc899JFYh    https://t.co/qbEmkwHdO4

Expanded COVID-19 Testing

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is increasing the number of specimen collection sites statewide for COVID-19 testing.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 16 2020 13:09:03

Avoid shopping for food & other essentials in-person if you‘re not feeling well. Order food & other items online for home delivery or curbside pickup. For more tips during #COVID19 visit: https://t.co/sZotkMqZRH https://t.co/5DABBoFzbc

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 16 2020 11:33:02

#HCPs: Today at 2pm ET log in to COCA Facebook profile or call in. COCA Call Topic: Guidance for Certifying Deaths Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (#COVID19). Learn more about the event at https://t.co/vevNzlxfr5 https://t.co/sIrCIEp3Jm

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 16 2020 11:12:00

Do you think you may have #COVID19? Monitor your symptoms and call ahead before visiting your doctor. Most people who get COVID-19 can take care of themselves at home. Take precautions to protect yourself and others around you. See more:

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 16 2020 10:05:12

People with #asthma may be at higher risk for severe illness from #COVID19. It can affect your nose, throat, & lungs, & could cause an asthma attack. Learn more: https://t.co/sNP30cYrSv #PrepYourHealth #kNOwAsthma https://t.co/0i5KsXZFQh

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 15 2020 18:31:01

#HCPs: COCA Call on Thurs, April 16, at 2pm ET can also be found on COCA’s Facebook profile via Facebook Live. Topic: Guidance for Certifying Deaths Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (#COVID19). Learn more: https://t.co/vevNzlxfr5     https://t.co/2c3dvxquLt

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 15 2020 18:10:09

#GetInvolved in your community. Check on (from a safe physical distance of at least 6 ft) family, friends, & neighbors – especially those at higher risk for getting seriously ill from #COVID19 – to make sure they have enough supplies.

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 15 2020 17:52:02

New #COVID19 data provide age, race and ethnicity of confirmed U.S. cases of COVID-19 as of April 14. Note that in many cases these factors were missing or not reported. See the data table: https://t.co/tSyfAG5mYy https://t.co/ewjzw1chcs

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 15 2020 17:20:02

As of April 15, 50 US states, D.C., & 4 US territories have reported cases of COVID-19. Of those, 34 report #COVID19 cases are widespread. When out for essential trips, wear a cloth face covering & keep 6+ ft of

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 15 2020 15:34:00

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 15 2020 14:05:13

State & local health departments: Use @CDCgov guidance to work with individual clinicians to make decisions about testing for the virus that causes #COVID19. To learn about testing visit: https://t.co/DJSDNSM7Cc https://t.co/9kQFztiIEF

COVID-19 Update from the CDC – April 15 2020 12:05:18

#Asthma is a serious, but common lung condition that affects 1 in 13 people, including children. People with moderate to severe asthma might be at a higher risk of getting very sick from #COVID19. Learn more: https://t.co/u83Bsh8sDR #PrepYourHealth #kNOwAsthma https://t.co/ZQxuQRqL2O