Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

MMWR - COVID-19 in a Correctional Facility Employee Following Multiple Brief Exposures to Persons with COVID-19 - Vermont, July-August 2020

Description:

This MMWR discusses a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a correctional facility employee that was reported to the Vermont Department of Health. "Although the correctional officer never spent 15 consecutive minutes within 6 feet of an IDP [incarcerated or detained persons] with COVID-19, numerous brief (approximately 1-minute) encounters that cumulatively exceeded 15 minutes did occur... The correctional officer reported no other known close contact exposure tos perosns with COVID-19...suggesting that his most likely exposures occurred in the correctional facility through multiple brief encounters with IDPs who later received a positive SARS-CoV02 test result."  (October 21, 2020)

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 11/02/20

CDC Definition of "Close Contact"

Description:

The CDC Definition of Close Contact: "Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period* starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated."  *Additional detail is provided on the CDC's website.  Updated October 21, 2020.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 10/30/20

CDC - Scientific Brief: SARS-CoV-2 and Potential Airborne Transmission (updated Oct. 5, 2020)

Description:

This brief discusses the potential for transmission through "aerosol" - small particles that can move through the air.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 10/08/20

How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

Description:

The CDC recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don't live in your household and when you can't stay 6 feet away from others. This site tells you how to select, wear, and clean your mask. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

What Workers Need to Know about Heat Stress Prevention during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Description:

Information from the CDC on how workers can reduce their risk for heat-related illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

Employer Information for Heat Stress Prevention during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Description:

Implementing COVID-19 safety and health recommendations may alter an employee's working environment. These alterations can affect the risk level for heat-related illness. Existing heat illness prevention programs and policies can be tailored to the unique challenges of working during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 09/11/20

CDC - When to Wear Gloves

Description:

Guidance on when gloves are and are not needed. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

CDC - Considerations for Wearing Masks

Description:

Guidance on the effectiveness of masks, who should and should not wear a mask, and information on the various types of face coverings available. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 09/11/20

CDC - How Coronavirus Spreads

Description:

How coronavirus spreads from person-to-person. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

CDC - Symptoms of Coronavirus

Description:

List of possible symptoms of coronavirus from the CDC. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

Ending Home Isolation - Interim Guidance

Description:

Guidance on when to end home isolation of patients with COVID-19. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 09/11/20

CDC - When and How to Wash Your Hands

Description:

Guidance from the CDC on when and how to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

Factors Associated with Cloth Face Covering Use Among Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, April and May 2020

Description:

This report summarizes the response to the initial White House Coronavirus Task Force and CDC recommendation that persons wear a cloth face covering in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. The study found that "[a]fter the initial recommendation was released, high rates of cloth face covering use were reported in the United States. An increase in the rate of cloth face covering use was observed from April to May and was sustained, particularly among non-Hispanic blacks and other races, Hispanics, persons aged ≤39 years, and persons living in the Northeast."

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 09/12/20

Absence of Apparent Transmission of SARS-COV-2 From Two Stylists After Exposure at a Hair Salon with a Universal Face Covering Policy - Springfield, Missouri, May 2020 - July 17, 2020

Description:

This report documents the value of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19: "Among 139 clients exposed to two symptomatic hair stylists with confirmed COVID-19 while both the stylists and the clients wore face masks, no symptomatic secondary cases were reported; among 67 clients tested for SARS-CoV-2, all test results were negative. Adherence to the community’s and company’s face-covering policy likely mitigated spread of SARS-CoV-2."

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 09/12/20

Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval

Description:

Counterfeit respirators are products that are falsely marketed and sold as being NIOSH-approved and may not be capable of providing appropriate respiratory protection to workers.
When NIOSH becomes aware of counterfeit respirators or those misrepresenting NIOSH approval on the market, they will post them here to alert users, purchasers, and manufacturers.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 06/22/20

Interim Guidance for Conserving and Extending Filtering Facepiece Respirator Supply in Non-Healthcare Sectors

Description:

This guidance is intended for use during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency by federal, state, and local public health officials, respiratory protection program managers, leaders in occupational health services and industrial hygiene programs, and other leaders who are responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures for preventing occupational exposures in non-healthcare worksites.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 07/02/20

Coronavirus and Travel in the United States

Description:

For those who travel for work, advice on leaving your community.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 06/22/20

Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19: Interim Guidance

Description:

To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 06/22/20

Resources for Businesses and Employers: Plan, Prepare, and Respond

Description:

Strategies and procedures to follow if you're open for business.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 06/22/20

Cleaning and Disinfection Guidance for Non-Emergency Transport

Description:

Interim recommendations for U.S. non-emergency transport vehicles that may have transported passengers with suspected/confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 09/11/20

Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities

Description:

Interim recommendations for U.S. community facilities with suspected/confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 09/11/20

CDC Contact Tracing

Description:

Contract tracing information and tools to get and keep America open: supporting states, tribes, localities, and territories.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

People Who Need to Take Extra Precautions

Description:

Information for those at higher risk for severe illness.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 09/11/20

CDC - What Construction Workers Need to Know about COVID-19

Description:

Guidance for construction workers about how to protect themselves from and slow the spread of COVID-19.  

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/27/20

CDC - Factors to Consider When Planning to Purchase Respirators from Another Country

Description:

Key factors to assist potential purchasers of international respirators in making informed procurement and distribution decisions to keep their workers safe.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

CDC - Employees: How to Cope with Job Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Description:

This new guidance provides ways to recognize symptoms of stress, tips to cope and enhance resilience, and where to go for help.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 09/12/20

CDC - COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Response Plan

Description:

This guidance is on COVID-19 response planning for the critical infrastructure sector.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

CDC - State & Territorial Health Department Websites

Description:

A list of U.S. state and territorial health department websites.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 05/08/20

CDC - Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes

Description:

This guidance document provides a general framework for cleaning and disinfection practices and provides links to additional resources from other government agencies, including the EPA.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 09/11/20

CDC - Strategies for Respirator Shortages in Non-Healthcare Sectors

Description:

This guidance is intended for non-healthcare worksites and offers strategies to conserve, extend, and respond to shortages in the supply of NIOSH-approved filtering facepiece respirators in manufacturing and construction worksites.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 05/05/20

CDC - Prepare your Small Business and Employees for the Effects of COVID-19

Description:

This document includes recommended steps small businesses should take to protect their employees and prepare for business disruption.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 05/04/20

CDC - Guidance for Businesses & Employers

Description:

This interim guidance is intended to help prevent workplace exposures and prepare workplaces for a COVID-19 outbreak. (Please note this guidance is updated periodically).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

CDC - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - How to Protect Yourself - What to Do if You are Sick

Description:

This online resource includes information on how to protect yourself and recognize the symptoms, and what to do if you or someone you are caring for has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

CDC - General Business FAQs

Description:

Questions and answers developed by the CDC that build on their Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers and Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers.  The FAQs cover workplace topics such as identifying COVID-19 in the workplace, reducing the spread, cleaning and disinfection, and critical infrastructure.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: 08/28/20

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