COVID-19 Information & Resource Center

Keep an Eye on Your Student’s Mental Health This Back-to-School Season

While the pandemic caused widespread disruption to learning, one of the biggest concerns, for students of all ages, has been how it has affected their mental health.

For parents concerned about how their students are handling the new school year, here are five suggestions mental health experts say can help them monitor their child’s mental health. Read more ›

How to Spot the Signs of Long Covid — and What to Do Next

Strange and sometimes debilitating symptoms lasting long past the original bout of sickness are presenting in many people who’ve had Covid-19. The WHO estimates that 10-20 percent of people are experiencing new or lingering symptoms three months after infection. Read more ›

Ready for Another Pandemic Malady? It’s Called ‘Decision Fatigue’

Most all of us have felt the exhaustion of pandemic-era decision-making. Should I travel to see an elderly relative? Can I see my friends and, if so, is inside OK? Mask or no mask? Test or no test? What day? Which brand? Is it safe to send my child to day care? Read more ›

If You’re Finding This Stage of the Pandemic Especially Confusing, You’re Not Alone

The omicron surge is declining fast in the U.S. One state after another is lifting their mask mandates.

But more than 175,000 people are still catching the virus, and more than 2,200 people are still dying from COVID-19, every day. And federal officials say it’s too soon to loosen restrictions.

Is your head spinning? Are you feeling anxious? It’s not surprising, according to psychologists, sociologists and medical anthropologists. Read more ›

N95, KN95 Masks Provide Best Protection Against Covid, CDC Study Shows

Wearing any kind of mask indoors is associated with significantly better protection from the coronavirus, with high-quality N95 and KN95 masks providing the best chance of avoiding infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Read more ›

U.S. to Distribute 400 Million Free N95 Masks at CVS, Walgreens in COVID Fight

The U.S. government will make 400 million non-surgical “N95” masks from its strategic national stockpile available for free to the public starting next week, a White House official said, as the Biden administration tries to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ›

Rapid COVID-19 Tests Are Highly Accurate for Kids, Study Finds

While PCR tests for COVID-19 have become the “gold standard” in detecting the virus, a new study says rapid tests are highly accurate when it comes to children and teens. Read more ›

We Can Do This – COVID-19 Public Education Campaign [web resource]

We Can Do This is a Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 public education campaign to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures such as mask wearing and social distancing. Read more ›

You’ll Be Able to Order Free At-Home COVID Test Kits Starting on January 19

The federal government announced Friday, January 14, that Americans can begin ordering free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests starting January 19.

Orders for up to four tests per household can be placed using the website COVIDtests.gov. Read more ›

Health Insurers Must Cover the Cost of Home Covid-19 Tests Starting January 15

Health insurers must cover the cost of home Covid-19 tests starting January 15, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday.

The new requirement means that most consumers with private health insurance can buy at-home tests online or in stores and have them paid for at the time of purchase or get reimbursed by submitting a claim to their insurer. Read more ›

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