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CDC drops quarantine, screening recommendations for COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s top public health agency on Thursday relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

CDC restates recommendation for masks on planes, trains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday restated their recommendation that Americans wear masks on planes, trains and buses, despite a court ruling last month that struck down a national mask mandate on public transportation. Americans age 2…

CDC warns of robust flu season

Medical experts are advising South Mississippians to get their flu vaccines as early as October as this year’s flu season may see a sharp rise in cases over last year.…

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

WASHINGTON (AP/WXXV) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a new moratorium on evictions that would last until October 3, ending some of the political pressure being placed on President Joe Biden. The new moratorium could…

CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reversing course on some masking guidelines. The agency announced new recommendations Tuesday that even vaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.…

CDC sets rules for trial cruises with volunteer passengers

Cruise lines can soon begin trial voyages in U.S. waters with volunteer passengers helping test whether the ships can sail safely during a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave ship operators final technical guidelines Wednesday for the…

Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S.…

CDC Vaccination Stats

The most recent COVID vaccination demographic stats have the chief medical officer of United Healthcare’s midsouth region, which includes Mississippi, concerned. According to numbers released just yesterday by the CDC, only eight percent of COVID vaccinations have…

CDC releases new safety guidelines for schools

The CDC has just updated its guidelines for social distancing in schools. The agency now says staying three feet apart while wearing masks is enough. The recommendation comes after a study was published last week comparing COVID-19…

Fully-vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

Fully-vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials. The recommendations also say that vaccinated people can come together in the same way with people…

CDC releases new COVID-19 testing guidance

Some people who have been exposed to COVID-19 may no longer need to be tested for the virus. The CDC quietly updated its online guidance on testing earlier this week. It now states that those who have been in close…

CDC to make updated recommendation on masks ‘soon’

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is planning to update its recommendation on masks. CDC researchers have been conducting a scientific review about the masks during the coronavirus pandemic. Scientists wanted to find out if masks protect people…

Making your own easy, no sew face mask: Kristen Anzuini shows us how

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings…