Recent CDC COVID-19 Updates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

On January 19, 2021, CDC updated the Long-Term Care Facilities COVID-19 Vaccination webpage. 

On that webpage you’ll find:

COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers: Getting Started was updated January 19, 2021 as well. 

This toolkit is designed for employers of essential workers. Essential workers perform duties across critical infrastructure sectors and maintain the services and functions that U.S. residents depend on daily. Examples of the many types of essential workers include police officers, firefighters, and people working in education, childcare centers, and grocery stores.  This toolkit will (also) help your organization educate employees about COVID-19 vaccines, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns. 

There’s a lot of great information on this website.

If you’re interested in the COVID-19 cases caused by variants in this country, there’s a website for you. 

*The cases identified above are based on a sampling of SARS-CoV-2-positive specimens and do not represent the total number of B.1.1.7 lineage cases that may be circulating in the United States and may not match numbers reported by states, territories, tribes, and local officials.

†Numbers will be updated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by 7:00 pm.

Here’s a sample of what that data looks like as of January 18, 2021.  I did not include all state’s data so check out the data beneath the Download Data button.