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#HCPs : Th #COVID19  Real-Time Learning Network provides expertly curated and timely resources for the frontline healthcare community. Learn more fro @RealTimeCOVID19  an @IDSAInfo  at .

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#Halloween will be different this year, but it can still be special. Get creative to celebrate in ways that help slow the spread of #COVID19 . Have a scavenger hunt at home, a virtual costume contest, or carve pumpkins with people you live with.

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If a #COVID19  contact tracer does not reach you with a phone call, they will leave you a message. During contact tracing, a public health worker will NOT ask you for money. Learn more: . #SlowtheSpread 

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Mask use, handwashing, and staying at least six feet from others were lowest among adults ages 18 to 29. The findings highlight the need for messaging aimed at younger adults to help stop #COVID19  spread. Learn more: .

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If you’re planning to stay with friends or family outside of your household to evacuate from Hurricane#Zeta , talk with them about how you all can best protect yourselves from #COVID19 . Find more safety tips here: .

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#COVID19  incidence varies across age groups. Beginning in June, COVID-19 incidence increased steadily among people ages 18-24. This age group continues to have the highest incidence of COVID-19. For more data on COVID-19 demographic trends, visit:

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Election officials: Help maintain healthy polling locations & slow the spread of #COVID19 . Consider offering alternative #voting  methods, remind workers & voters to stay 6 ft. apart, provide hand sanitizer w/ at least 60% alcohol, wear masks. Learn more: .

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Never drive through flooded areas. As little as six inches of water can cause you to lose control of your car. Turn around, don’t drown! #Zeta 

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Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits, like washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and staying home if you’re sick, to help slow the spread of #COVID19 . Learn more:

#DYK ? CDC’s recommendation on wearing a cloth face covering may help protect the most vulnerable fro #COVID19  . Watc @Surgeon_General  Jerome Adams make a face covering in a few easy steps.

There is currently no reported community spread of #COVID19  in the US. People should follow everyday measures to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as staying home when sick and washing hands with soap and water. Stay informed; visit .

Outbreak Alert: Do not eat any romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts, chopped, organic and salad mixes with romaine until we learn more. If you don’t know if it’s romaine or can’t confirm the source, don’t eat it.

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New: Starting immediately and for the next 8 weeks, CDC recommends cancelling all events of 50 or more people. Full recommendation here: #COVID19 

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If you get sick, remember: #Antibiotics  do NOT work on viruses, like those that cause #colds  or #flu . Talk to your doctor about the best treatment and what you can do to keep yourself and others healthy.

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CDC does not currently recommend the use of facemasks to help prevent novel #coronavirus . Take everyday preventive actions, like staying home when you are sick and washing hands with soap and water, to help slow the spread of respiratory illness. #COVID19 

Everyone can help prevent the spread of #COVID19 . Call your doctor if you develop symptoms, have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

Clean hands keep you healthy and can stop germs from spreading to others. What you need to know about handwashing:

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