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COVID-19 News Updates for August 7, 2020


President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.

o   The Importance of Reopening America’s Schools this Fall

o   School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians

o   Guidance for K-12 School Administrators on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings in Schools

o   Screening K-12 Students for Symptoms of COVID-19: Limitations and Considerations

o   Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers

o   FAQ for School Administrators on Reopening Schools

o   Washing Hands

o   Wearing Gloves

o   Wearing a Cloth Face Cover

o   Practicing Social Distancing

o   Cleaning and Sanitizing Toys and Child Care Programs

o   Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Homes

o   Staying Safe at Summer Camp

o   Staying Safe at Aquatic Venues

o   Dinning with Friends and Family with Higher Risk for Severe Illness

o   Visiting Friends and Family with Higher Risk for Severe Illness

o   Stopping the Spread of Germs

o   Considerations for Bars and Restaurants

o   Wear a Mask to Protect You and Your Friends

o   Key Times to Wear a Mask

o   Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019

o   COVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs

o   Know Your Risk of Getting COVID-19

Operation Warp Speed


White House Updates

HHS Announces Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund for Nursing Homes (HERE)

Fact Sheet: Explaining Operation Warp Speed (HERE)

On the Road | Health v. Health: Chicago, IL (HERE)

NIH-funded Project Seeks to Identify Children at Risk for MIS-C (HERE)

CMS Administrator Seema Verma Hosts Virtual Roundtable in Boston on Telehealth (HERE)

FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Daily Roundup – August 7, 2020 (HERE)

ICYMI: PPP Loans are Providing a “Huge Relief” in Greensboro, NC (HERE)

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on the July Jobs Report (HERE)

Secretary Carson Announces HUD Will Safely Resume Physical Inspections (HERE)

Development Programs Critical to Helping Communities Respond to Coronavirus (HERE)

VA to Award More Than $400 Million in Grants to End Veteran Homelessness (HERE)

VA Responds to COVID-19 with Schedule Revisions to Electronic Health Record Implementation (HERE)

After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) revised its previous schedule to convert facilities to its new electronic health record (EHR) capabilities with updated timelines for deployments in August in Columbus, Ohio, and October in Spokane, Washington. 

For the most up-to-date information, please see the CDC’s website: www.coronavirus.gov.