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IDPH Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance to Schools and Child Care Settings

IDPH Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance to Schools and Child Care Settings

Today Director Garcia sent the following letter to school superintendents, child care providers and local public health departments regarding updated COVID-19 guidance:

Dear Education and Child Care Professionals,

I write to you today to underscore the continued importance of supporting children as we navigate this recovery phase of our COVID-19 response. From the beginning, this response effort has been grounded in mitigating risk and protecting our vulnerable populations, realizing that completely eliminating risk was never an option. We appreciate the difficult position school administrators and child care providers, who are not necessarily health professionals, have had to navigate. Your efforts over the last year have required patience, grace, and flexibility. For that, we are tremendously grateful.

Friday, May 14, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (10075)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.9
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IDPH Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance to Schools and Child Care Settings

IDPH Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance to Schools and Child Care Settings

Today Director Garcia sent the following letter to school superintendents, child care providers and local public health departments regarding updated COVID-19 guidance:

Dear Education and Child Care Professionals,

I write to you today to underscore the continued importance of supporting children as we navigate this recovery phase of our COVID-19 response. From the beginning, this response effort has been grounded in mitigating risk and protecting our vulnerable populations, realizing that completely eliminating risk was never an option. We appreciate the difficult position school administrators and child care providers, who are not necessarily health professionals, have had to navigate. Your efforts over the last year have required patience, grace, and flexibility. For that, we are tremendously grateful.

Friday, May 14, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1401)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.9
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CDC Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for 12-15 Year Olds

CDC Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for 12-15 Year Olds

Following U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) EUA approval on May 10, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) adopted CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that endorsed the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and its use in 12- through 15-year-old adolescents.

Thursday, May 13, 2021/Author: Alex Carfrae/Number of views (215)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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IDPH Confirms B.1.617 Variant Strain in Iowa

IDPH Confirms B.1.617 Variant Strain in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed two cases of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617 in Iowa. This variant is also referred to as the India variant because it was first detected there. We are still learning about the characteristics of this strain.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (3285)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
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State Will Lift J&J Pause After CDC and FDA Recommendation

State Will Lift J&J Pause After CDC and FDA Recommendation

Following the announcement today that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have lifted the pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends that any vaccine provider in the state who has available Johnson & Johnson vaccine resume administration, effective immediately. 

Friday, April 23, 2021/Author: Alex Carfrae/Number of views (990)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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