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As of July 6, forecasts suggest 12 states and 1 U.S. territory are likely to report more #COVID19  deaths in the next 4 weeks than previous 4 weeks. Nationally, between 140,000 and 160,000 total deaths are expected by August 1. See state level forecasts: .

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Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of #COVID19  to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”. If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face covering. See .

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Protect yourself and others from #COVID19  when using public transportation. Practice social distancing, avoid touching surfaces, and practice hand hygiene. Learn more: .

CDC’s latest #COVIDView  report shows that people 65+ continue to experience the highest hospitalization rates of all age groups, with levels higher than end-of-season rates from 4 of the last 5 flu seasons. Learn more: .

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Grieving the loss of a loved one while limiting social interaction is particularly difficult. Find ways to care for yourself and cope with stress while dealing with grief: . #COVID19  #grief 

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Contact tracing is essential to slowing the spread of #COVID19 . If you have COVID-19, public health workers won’t reveal your identity to your close contacts, even if they ask. Help #SlowTheSpread  of COVID-19: .

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Public Health Professionals: Need #COVID19  resources for sharing? Check out CDC’s One-Stop Shop for COVID-19 Resources that range from youth sports to travel:

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You can help slow the spread of #COVID19 . Practice #socialdistancing . Keep at least six feet of physical distance between yourself and others. Wear a cloth face covering when in public. More tips at .

Stay out of the water if you have an open cut or wound, especially from surgery or piercing. If you do go in the water while a cut or wound is healing, cover it completely with a waterproof bandage. Learn more healthy swimming tips: .

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Focus on good nutrition as a part of self-care during the #COVID19  pandemic. Certain vitamins & minerals may have effects on how the immune system works to fight off infections & inflammation. You can obtain these nutrients through #food . Learn more: .

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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 .

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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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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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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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.

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 

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

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