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3/29/22 - CDC Recommends Additional Boosters for Certain Individuals
https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0328-covid-19-boosters.html
Check MyTurn.ca.gov for when and where additional boosters may be available. MyTurn website may take some time to get updated with the new information, so keep checking back if you do not see it.

2/25/22 - UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE
Use and Care of Masks

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html
Note: State and local guidance may differ and may change with pandemic changes. See State of California guidance here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx

Know Your COVID-19 Community Level
COVID-19 Community Levels (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html)
are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area. 
CHECK YOUR COUNTYhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html
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CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population
https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html
CDC is shortening the recommended time for ISOLATION for the public. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.

Additionally, CDC is updating the recommended QUARANTINE period for anyone in the general public who is exposed to COVID-19. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days. Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.  For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.
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CDC GUIDANCE ON HOME TESTING

Info on COVID-19 self-testing / self-test / test kits at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/self-testing.html.

COVID-19 self-tests (also referred to as home tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests) are one of many risk-reduction measures, along with vaccinationmasking, and physical distancing, that protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


ADDITIONAL DOSES OF COVID-19-VACCINE info as of 8/18/21
There are two types of additional shots: third doses and booster shots. This information applies only to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Additional shots of the Johnson & Johnson are under consideration but there is no information at this time. ----------------------------------------------------------------

What can I do when I am fully vaccinated?
(= 2 weeks after Johnson & Johnson shot or 2 weeks after second Pfizer and Moderna shots)Do fully vaccinated people need to quarantine or get tested when exposed to COVID-19?--------------------------------------------------------
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of the United States government. It is a key government agency responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. https://www.cdc.gov/

Español / Spanish
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COVID-19 vacunas - https://espanol.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

Below are links to some of the most frequently requested guidance.

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  • Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States - https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0112-negative-covid-19-air-passengers.html. Effective January 26, 2021: Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger. Test info here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/diagnostic-testing.html
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