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  • CDC and HHS Award 200 Million Dollars for Disease Intervention Specialist Workforce

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Award 200 Million Dollars for Disease Intervention Specialist Workforce | site |



    Funding awarded to 59 jurisdictions as part of the $1.13 billion investment over the next five years as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: June 21, 2021)

    On June 18, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services awarded 59 jurisdictions with $200 million to bolster support and enhance the disease intervention specialists (DIS) workforce. These awards represent the initial funding of the $1.13 billion investment being made over the next five years, consistent with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and will provide these jurisdiction public health programs and CDC with the
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  • CPSC says New CDC Report Finds More Adults Are Dying from Bicycle-Related Accidents

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says new CDC Report Finds More Adults Are Dying from Bicycle-Related Accidents | site |


    CPSC says it highlights the importance of helmets


    (Information contained in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [CPSC] press release dated: May 18, 2021) Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is reminding consumers of the importance of wearing helmets for sports and recreation to reduce the risk of head injury, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Helmets absorb much of the impact energy from a fall or collision, and can protect the skull and brain from more severe injury. Bike helmets are required to meet CPSC’s federal safety standard. They must have a label stating that they meet the standard. Consumers can usually find this label on the liner inside of the helmet, on the exterior surface, or attached to the chin strap. Information on bike helmets, and helmets fo...
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  • CDC Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

    CDC Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: May 28, 2021)

    Today, the Biden Administration released the President’s FY 2022 budget. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) budget request for FY 2022 is the largest budget authority increase for CDC in nearly two decades, which will enable the Agency to invest in the core infrastructure of our country’s public health system. “This budget request begins to address the critical needs to improve the public health system for America,” said CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH. “The nation, and the world, faced incredible challenges responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Investing in long-term, sustainable programs and systems to address deficits in the public health system – equitably for all Americans – will put the nat...
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  • CDC Awards 3 Billion Dollars to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

    CDC Awards 3 Billion Dollars to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards $3 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs | site |



    CDC says Funding can be used for innovative partnerships with community-based organizations to increase vaccine uptake, including in underserved populations


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press release dated: April 6, 2021)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded funding to support local efforts to increase vaccine uptake by expanding COVID-19 vaccine programs and ensuring greater equity and access to vaccine by those disproportionately affected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The awards are part of $3 billion in funding that CDC has granted to 64 jurisdictions to bolster broad-based vaccine distribution, access, and administration efforts. The funding was made available by the American Rescue Plan and the Coronavirus Response an...
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  • Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, In Observance of One-Year Pandemic Milestone

    Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, In Observance of One-Year Pandemic Milestone | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release media statement dated: March 11, 2021) One year ago today, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The toll of this disease and the continued loss of life around the world and in our nation is heartbreaking. To so many of you who have felt the pain and loss of a loved one during this pandemic – you have suffered the ultimate loss, and we grieve with you. After a year of this fight, we are tired, we are lonely, we are impatient. There have been too many missed family gatherings, too many lost milestones and opportunities, too many sacrifices. And still, through it all, there is determination; there are stories of giving and hope, of stamina and perseverance. We are better together, and together, we will endure. The va...
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  • CDC Issues First Set of Guidelines on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Issues First Set of Guidelines on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press release dated: March 8, 2021)

    Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume.

    The new guidance—which is based on the latest science — includes recommendations for how and when a fully vaccinated individual can visit with other people who are fully vaccinated and with other people who are not vaccinated. This guidance represents a first step toward returning to everyday activities in our communities. CDC will update these recommendations as more people are vaccinated, rates of COVID-19 in the community change, and additional scientific evidence becomes available. “We kn
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  • AFT says Nurses, Unions, Allies Urge CDC to Acknowledge Covid-19 Aerosol Transmission to Help Bring Virus Under Control

    American Federation of Teachers says Nurses, Unions, Allies Urge CDC to Acknowledge Covid-19 Aerosol Transmission to Help Bring Virus Under Control | site |




    AFT says "National Nurses United (NNU) and 44 allied unions and organizations, representing over 13 million members and their communities, are joining in coalition to urge the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update its Covid-19 guidance to fully reflect the latest scientific evidence regarding SARS-CoV-2 transmission through aerosols that infected people emit when they breathe, speak, cough, sneeze, or sing."


    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release dated: February 23, 2021)

    Today, the undersigned unions and organizations delivered a petition with over 10,000 signatures, including scientific experts, urging the CDC to fully recognize Covid-19 aerosol transmission now. The Biden administration has made a
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  • CDC to Require Airlines to Collect Contact Information from Passengers from DRC and Guinea

    Centers For Disease Control and Prevention to Require Airlines to Collect Contact Information from Passengers from Democratic Republic of the Congo and Guinea | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press release dated: March 2, 2021) Starting Thursday, March 4, 2021, airlines and other aircraft operators will be required to collect and transmit contact information to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for appropriate public health follow-up and intervention for all passengers boarding a flight to the United States who were in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or the Republic of Guinea within the 21 days before their arrival in the United States. There are currently outbreaks of Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) in DRC and Guinea. The ability to identify and locate people in the U.S. who may have been exposed to a communicable disease, such as Ebola, abroad is critical to help prevent the spread...
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  • CDC has Updated its Food Safety Alert for a Listeria Outbreak linked to Queso Fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has Updated its Food Safety Alert for a Listeria Outbreak linked to Queso Fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc. | site |




    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: February 27, 2021

    CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Listeria outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbrea...-21/index.html

    Key points:
    • CDC has learned that two other types of cheeses, quesillo and requeson, are made or packed by El Abuelito Cheese Inc. at the same facility as the recalled queso fresco. CDC is concerned that these cheeses could also be contaminated and could make people sick.
    • CDC is advising people at higher risk for severe Listeria illness to not eat any brand of quesillo or requeson cheeses until we learn more. This is because quesillo and requeson cheeses made or packed by El Abuelito
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  • Listeria Outbreak Update - - - CDC Warning

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    Listeria Outbreak Update - - - CDC Warning

    Listeria Outbreak Update: CDC Warning| site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: February 24, 2021)

    CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Listeria outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbrea...-21/index.html

    Key points:
    • CDC has expanded its advice to not eat, sell, or serve any cheese sold under the brand name El Abuelito, in addition to recalled queso fresco cheese sold under the brand names of El Abuelito, Rio Grande, and Rio Lindo. CDC is concerned that any cheese made or handled at this facility could be contaminated and make people sick.
    • Three new illnesses were reported this week. This outbreak has sickened a total of 10 people in four states (Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Virginia).
    • Nine people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
    • Interviews with sick people
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  • Audio Recording of CDC February 12, 2021 Update on COVID-19

    Audio Recording of CDC February 12, 2021 Update on COVID-19

    Audio Recording of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention February 12, 2021 Update on COVID-19 | site |




    (Audio recorded information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) press release dated: February 12, 2021)




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  • CDC Investigating Multistate E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source

    CDC Investigating Multistate E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigating Multistate E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source | site |


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: February 3, 2021)

    A CDC Investigation Notice about a new multistate outbreak of E. coli O157: E. coli Outbreak with Unknown Food Source.
    Key Points:
    • CDC and state and federal public health and regulatory officials are working to identify the food source of a newly identified multistate outbreak of coli O157:H7 infections.
    • 16 illnesses have been reported from 5 states: Arkansas (6), New York (1), Oklahoma (5), Virginia (2), and Washington (2).
    • Many of the illnesses have been severe. Among 12 people with information available, 9 have been hospitalized. Three people developed kidney failure. One death has been reported from Washington.
    • The strain causing this outbreak has previously caused other illnesses linked
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  • CDC Requires Wearing of Face Masks while on Public Transportation and at Transportation Hubs

    CDC Requires Wearing of Face Masks while on Public Transportation and at Transportation Hubs | site |




    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: January 30, 2021)

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge in the United States, CDC is implementing provisions of President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel and will require the wearing of masks by all travelers into, within, or out of the United States, e.g., on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares. The mask requirement also applies to travelers in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and seaports; train, bus, and subway stations; and any other areas that provide transportation. Transportation operators must require all persons onboard to wear masks when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel. Operators of transportation...
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  • Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium

    Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Extending the Eviction Moratorium | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: January 29, 2021)

    CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed an extension to the order determining the evictions of tenants for failure to make rent or housing payments could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This extension will carry this order that was scheduled to expire January 31, 2021 through March 31, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to our nation’s health. Despite extensive mitigation efforts, COVID-19 continues to spread in America at a concerning pace. The pandemic has also exacerbated underlying issues of housing insecurity for many Americans. Keeping people in their homes and out of congregate settings — like sh...
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  • Briefing With Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Ian Brownlee And CDC Director for Global Migration and Quarantine Marty Cetron

    Briefing with Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Ian Brownlee and CDC Director for Global Migration and Quarantine Marty Cetron on New COVID Testing Requirements for International Travelers | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State's Special Briefing via Teleconference press release dated: January 26, 2021)

    Special Briefing

    Ian G. Brownlee, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs

    Marty Cetron, CDC Director for Global Migration and Quarantine

    Via Teleconference
    January 26, 2021



    MR PRICE: Good afternoon, everyone. Thanks so much for joining us today for this briefing to discuss the current state of travel during COVID-19, in particular the implementation of the CDC’s rule regarding predeparture testing for travelers to the United States. To help explain what people considering overseas travel should expect in the coming months we h...
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    CDC and HHS Award 200 Million Dollars for Disease Intervention Specialist Workforce
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Award 200 Million Dollars for Disease Intervention Specialist Workforce | site |



    Funding awarded to 59 jurisdictions as part of the $1.13 billion investment over the next five years as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: June 21, 2021)

    On June 18, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services awarded 59 jurisdictions with $200 million to bolster support and enhance the disease intervention specialists (DIS) workforce. These awards represent the initial funding of the $1.13 billion investment being made over the next five years, consistent with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and will provide these jurisdiction public health programs and CDC with the
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    06-22-2021, 06:48 AM
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    CPSC says New CDC Report Finds More Adults Are Dying from Bicycle-Related Accidents
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    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says new CDC Report Finds More Adults Are Dying from Bicycle-Related Accidents | site |


    CPSC says it highlights the importance of helmets


    (Information contained in U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [CPSC] press release dated: May 18, 2021) Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is reminding consumers of the importance of wearing helmets for sports and recreation to reduce the risk of head injury, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Helmets absorb much of the impact energy from a fall or collision, and can protect the skull and brain from more severe injury. Bike helmets are required to meet CPSC’s federal safety standard. They must have a label stating that they meet the standard. Consumers can usually find this label on the liner inside of the helmet, on the exterior surface, or attached to the chin strap. Information on bike helmets, and helmets fo...
    05-30-2021, 04:48 AM
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    CDC Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Statement on President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: May 28, 2021)

    Today, the Biden Administration released the President’s FY 2022 budget. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) budget request for FY 2022 is the largest budget authority increase for CDC in nearly two decades, which will enable the Agency to invest in the core infrastructure of our country’s public health system. “This budget request begins to address the critical needs to improve the public health system for America,” said CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH. “The nation, and the world, faced incredible challenges responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Investing in long-term, sustainable programs and systems to address deficits in the public health system – equitably for all Americans – will put the nat...
    05-29-2021, 06:50 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CDC Awards 3 Billion Dollars to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards $3 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs | site |



    CDC says Funding can be used for innovative partnerships with community-based organizations to increase vaccine uptake, including in underserved populations


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press release dated: April 6, 2021)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded funding to support local efforts to increase vaccine uptake by expanding COVID-19 vaccine programs and ensuring greater equity and access to vaccine by those disproportionately affected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The awards are part of $3 billion in funding that CDC has granted to 64 jurisdictions to bolster broad-based vaccine distribution, access, and administration efforts. The funding was made available by the American Rescue Plan and the Coronavirus Response an...
    04-09-2021, 06:13 AM
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    Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, In Observance of One-Year Pandemic Milestone
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, In Observance of One-Year Pandemic Milestone | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release media statement dated: March 11, 2021) One year ago today, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The toll of this disease and the continued loss of life around the world and in our nation is heartbreaking. To so many of you who have felt the pain and loss of a loved one during this pandemic – you have suffered the ultimate loss, and we grieve with you. After a year of this fight, we are tired, we are lonely, we are impatient. There have been too many missed family gatherings, too many lost milestones and opportunities, too many sacrifices. And still, through it all, there is determination; there are stories of giving and hope, of stamina and perseverance. We are better together, and together, we will endure. The va...
    03-14-2021, 03:29 AM

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