Navigating the Pandemic

Americans can expect to receive the tests within seven to 12 days of placing an order through the website.
Free COVID-19 tests are now available from the federal government
A recent study shows that a primary COVID-19 vaccine series does not produce antibodies capable of recognizing and neutralizing the omicron variant — but, when combined with a booster, there is a striking neutralization against the variant.
covid vaccine vial
Given how contagious omicron is, experts say it's seriously time to upgrade to an N95 or similar mask when you're in public indoor spaces.
covid-19 masks chart
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said the updated recommendations "balance what we know about the spread of the virus and the protection provided by vaccination and booster doses."
CDC cuts recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine times
Starting next month, Americans will be able to order free, rapid COVID tests online to be delivered to their home, the president announced Tuesday.
Biden to get free, at-home COVID-19 tests to Americans in January
When used properly, rapid antigen tests can be a crucial tool in limiting the spread of COVID-19 this holiday season.
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As more indoor venues require proof of vaccination and new variants loom, scientists and public health officials are debating when it will be time to change the definition of “fully vaccinated” to include a booster shot.
Is it time to change the definition of ‘fully vaccinated’?
As of Saturday evening, the omicron variant had been detected in at least 15 different states. And while it's too early to say if the most recent variant of concern will be as dangerous as delta, preliminary evidence suggests it may spread faster and be more likely to reinfect individuals who previously contracted coronavirus.
The latest on the omicron variant of COVID-19
The omicron variant surfaced in November in several southern African nations. It set off alarm bells worldwide when public health officials in South Africa saw it beginning to outcompete the previous reigning variant, delta.
Omicron and other coronavirus variants: What you need to know
Under Beshear's order, all adults in Kentucky may get a COVID-19 booster six months after their second Moderna or Pfizer shot, or two months after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 
All Kentucky adults now eligible for COVID-19 booster


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