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Back to School? Work? Here’s How to Stay Safe

Since the pandemic began, we’ve been hearing the phrase “congregate settings.” While the term has always existed, it suddenly came into vogue. Why? Because congregate settings are responsible for a majority of COVID-19 spread. In short, a congregate setting is a place where a numerous people gather in close proximity. Examples include nursing homes, assisted…

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Why Tests Are Important, Even With No Symptoms

You may have recently read that the CDC walked back guidelines for asymptomatic people, stating that those without symptoms don’t necessarily need testing. However, public health officials almost unanimously disagree with this guidance. 40% of people with COVID-19 remain asymptomatic for the entirety of their infection. It’s true that it’s still unclear to what extent people…

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What is Contact Tracing and Why is it Important?

You’ve probably heard the term “contact tracing” by now. So, what is it—and why has everyone been talking about it? The CDC defines contact tracing as, “an effective disease control strategy that involves identifying cases and their contacts, then working with them to interrupt disease transmission.” This means widespread testing for COVID-19. It means tracking anyone who…

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Why Fast COVID-19 Test Results Matter

As businesses, schools, and other public places have opened, demand for COVID-19 tests has increased. This means most of the major testing companies are swamped, causing delays in results. People who get a COVID-19 test from one of these companies can now expect results back in anywhere from 4-14 days. There have been reports of…

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