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On December 3rd the CDC released “acceptable alternatives” to shorten quarantine for contacts of persons with SARS-CoV-2 infections, which led to extensive media coverage that the CDC had lowered its quarantine recommendations. This interpretation of the CDC release is incorrect and has led to confusion and potential increase in risk for patients, providers, and employers. The Clinical Response Task Force of the College of Urgent Care Medicine closely reviewed the CDC position and has the following recommendations.
This message is from the UCA COVID-19 LISTSERV where UCA members can voice their opinions and share information. The opinions expressed are those of the individual and not necessarily those of the Urgent Care Association. For current guidelines and information always refer to the CDC coronavirus information page and your local health department.
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Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting a public space, facility, or business to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
CDC's considerations for wearing masks.
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Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Find out how to wear, clean, and make masks.
Vaccine manufacturers; the federal government; state, local, and territorial jurisdictions; and other partners are working to make sure safe and effective vaccines are getting to you as quickly as possible. This page will help you understand the key steps in this important process and how CDC is tracking vaccine distribution, delivery, and administration throughout the United States.
Because the supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is expected to be limited at first, CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. CDC made this recommendation on December 3, 2020, and based it on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts.
The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, which is why the CDC recommends older adults receive COVID-19 vaccines.
Adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for and can be administered to most people with underlying medical conditions.
This webpage provides information for people with disabilities or conditions that may increase their risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, and for their care providers.
The CDC recommends essential workers be included among those offered the first supply of COVID-19 vaccines.
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