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As of July 19, national forecasts predict 92,000–803,000 new #COVID19  cases will likely be reported during the week ending August 14. More: .

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Don’t let Delta & other variants slow our progress in the fight against #COVID19 . When the virus continues to spread, there are more opportunities for the virus to change and for new variants to emerge.

When you talk to friends & family about #COVID19  vaccines, try to ask open-ended questions. Questions like “How did watching that news report make you feel?” can help you understand what your friend or family member is worried about. More: .

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Wildfire smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. Learn how you can protect yourself and your family from #wildfire  smoke.

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#COVID19 cases are going up in over 90% of U.S. states & territories. The current 7-day average of daily new cases is 37,674. This is a 52.5% increase from the previous week, & a 230.5% increase from the lowest average in June 2021. Get vaccinated. More:

Even when you're fully vaccinated against #COVID19 , some family members, such as children too young to get vaccinated, still need to take steps to stay protected. Read ways to help protect those family members: .

Schedule your #COVID19  vaccination and take a step toward getting back together with your friends this summer. If you’re not fully vaccinated, you should still: 😷 Wear a mask. ↔ Stay 6 feet apart. 🚫 Avoid crowds. More: .

Older adults are at high risk for severe #COVID19 . COVID-NET data show that rates of COVID-19-associated hospitalizations in adults ages 65+ are rising for the first time since April. Get vaccinated as soon as you can. More: .

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UPDATE: If you are fully vaccinated against #COVID19 , you can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, incl. local business and workplace guidance. More:

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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Don’t swim or let your kids swim if sick with diarrhea. One person with diarrhea can contaminate the entire pool. Learn more ways to keep you and those you care about healthy. #HealthySwimming 

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.

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