Help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses by following these steps.

During this COCA call, presenters will provide an overview of the updated guidance for dental settings, including recommendations for resuming non-emergency dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters also will discuss strategies for dental healthcare facilities to optimize personal protective equipment (PPE).

Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye (Public Health Director Black Hawk County Health Department), Dr. Jarvis Chen (Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health), Dr. Thomas LaViest (School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Dean, Tulane University), and T. Benicio Gonzales, MSW (Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness Director, Center for Health Equity), discussed the actions their cities have taken to mitigate the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on racial/ethnic minorities. The highlighted practices will be cross-cutting in nature to demonstrate that health impact is enhanced through a multi-sectoral approach and could be locally adapted and operationalized quickly in other jurisdictions in response to COVID-19.

Dr. Grant Baldwin, Dr. Jill Daugherty, and Dr. Kenneth Mead shared information and answered common questions for sports programs, including for athletes, staff, and venues.

This was a stakeholder call that highlighted a CDC document that offers considerations for ways in which institutes of higher education can help protect students and employees and slow the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Dr. Carolyn Wester, Dr. Jill Daugherty, and Dr. Jennifer L. Murphy shared guidance on youth sports, including what CDC knows at this point and what CDC is doing in response to this outbreak.

CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield talks about how wearing a cloth face covering may help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Are you prepared for the 2020 hurricane season while the world is also responding to COVID-19? CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health joined the CDC EPIC Team on Wednesday, May 27. They discussed possible health risks that could come from hurricanes combined with COVID-19; planning for the 2020 hurricane season while adhering to guidance on social distancing; and how community leaders, nonprofit organizations, and public health professionals can effectively communicate messages.