Wearing a mask also helps protect you from coronavirus, CDC says

Wearing a mask not only protects those in close proximity of the mask wearer from the novel coronavirus, but can also protect the wearer themselves, the U.S. Centers for Disease … Read More

CDC redefines what counts as close contact for coronavirus, adds short encounters

U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters. For months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said … Read More

U.S. should prepare for coronavirus vaccine distribution by Nov. 1, CDC says

The federal government has told states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine to be ready to distribute by Nov. 1. The timeline raised concern among public health experts about an … Read More

Health experts call CDC changes to coronavirus testing guidance ‘bizarre’

U.S. health officials have sparked a wave of confusion after posting guidelines that coronavirus testing is not necessary for people who have been in close contact with infected people. The … Read More