Have a COVID-19 Plan

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
December 5, 2022
This message includes updates on the COVID-19 response from CDC. The COVID-19 Outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.
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Have a COVID-19 Plan

Make a COVID-19 plan now so you’re prepared.
Consider how others may help you if you get sick and identify the supplies you may need. Plan for options for work, childcare, and other responsibilities that may cause stress if you were to become sick.
Share your COVID-19 plan with your family, friends, and healthcare providers so they can support your prevention and preparation steps.
Build your personal plan now by downloading COVID-19 Plan.

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If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone

Steps to take when sick with COVID-19:

  • Stay home and separate from others.
  • Improve ventilation (air flow) at home to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading to other people. Use this interactive tool to learn how to improve air flow at home.
  • Monitor symptoms and follow healthcare provider instructions.
  • Wear a high-quality mask or respirator when around other people.
  • Practice everyday hygiene and cleaning, wash your hands often, and avoid sharing personal household items.

If someone is showing any emergency warning signs, call 911.

For people who are older or those at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, treatment may be available that can reduce the chances of being hospitalized or dying from the disease.

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COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review


A new CDC report shows the updated (bivalent) booster provides additional protection from symptomatic COVID-19. 

Staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including a bivalent booster dose, is critical to getting the best protection against COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Community Levels

CDC uses COVID-19 Community Levels to determine the disease’s impact on counties and recommend prevention measures.

CDC also tracks cases, laboratory tests, vaccinations, deaths, and other pandemic data and provides them on our COVID Data Tracker.

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