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My husband is working at a place where everyone wears masks. I am higher risk & retired… Should he be sleeping in a separate room from me?

Families Infection and Spread Staying Safe

A: When bed partners have varying degrees of risk of exposure and vulnerability to the disease, it’s worth discussing sleeping in separate spaces. The Nerdy Girls call this COVID Bed Spread. Here are some benefits to sleeping apart from other household members: 1.) REDUCED RISK OF VIRAL EXPOSURE (in both directions). Spending six or more

What’s the risk of transmission if I’m sharing indoor space with an infected person? What can I do to reduce my risk?

Infection and Spread

A: Because the virus can travel in small aerosols that accumulate indoors, transmission risk is strongly related to crowded, poorly ventilated rooms with loud talking and no masks for long durations of time. This means you can greatly reduce your risk by following the Nerdy Girls #StaySMART principles: SPACE – Keep your distance (more than

What do we currently know about SARS-CoV-2 re-infection?

Biology/Immunity Infection and Spread

A: So far it seems that short-term re-infection with SARS-CoV-2 is possible, but (hopefully) rare. A key question from the beginning of the pandemic has been what is the duration of immunity for SARS-CoV-2. Viruses like measles can provide lifelong immunity, but immunity to seasonal coronaviruses has generally been short-lived (around 12 months). One challenge

I can’t help but notice how well Maine is controlling COVID-19. What’s their secret? Rural state? Rich state? Not many older people?

Data and Metrics Infection and Spread Testing and Contact Tracing

A: Nope to those three, but yes to leadership, preparation, testing & tracing, and calm, science-based communication. It’s true: Maine is doing very well by almost all metrics used to track the epidemic. While 21 states had their highest daily case counts in the last 3 weeks, Maine’s single day record cases happened way back

¿Puede alguien continuar transmitiendo el virus a otros aún cuando son inmunes por un tiempo?

Infection and Spread Posts en Español Staying Safe

P: Una vez que alguien tenga COVID-19, ¿Cuándo es seguro volver a interactuar con esa persona? ¿Puede alguien continuar transmitiendo el virus a otros aún cuando son inmunes por un tiempo? R: Mientras que los científicos todavía están aprendiendo sobre todos los factores que pueden afectar el nivel de contagio, actualmente los Centros para el

Los Centros para el Control y La Prevención de Enfermedades ha publicado unas infografías en español sobre cómo elegir, usar y limpiar su mascarilla.

Infection and Spread Posts en Español Staying Safe

Puntos clave: • Use mascarillas con dos o más capas para detener la propagación del COVID-19 • Use la mascarilla de tal manera que le cubra la nariz y la boca, y asegúrela por debajo de la barbilla • Las mascarillas deben usarlas personas de dos años de edad o más • Para lavar la

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Infection and Spread School Staying Safe Uncertainty and Misinformation Videos

Your Questions: Answered Dr. Lindsey Leininger and Dr. Malia Jones answer your COVID questions!This week we tackle:☑️ Reinfection (2:25 – 7:45)☑️ Psychology of risky behavior (7:55 – 13:06)☑️ Election-day poll volunteering (13:19 – 17:45)☑️ Are schools superspreaders? (18:00 – 25:55)☑️ It’s OK to donate blood! (26:03 – 27:30)Big thanks to those who submitted questions! (Note: