Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new guidelines for how and […]

An impending Center for Disease Control and Prevention policy mandating a negative Covid-19 test for Americans returning to the United States is sending foreign governments, tourism agencies, and resort properties scrambling to arrange necessary resources. Announced Jan. 12, and taking effect Jan. 26, the CDCs expansion of testing requirements shocked […]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dealt a blow to airlines and the broader travel industry Thursday by recommending Americans stay home for Thanksgiving as coronavirus cases surge in almost every state. Airlines are countering that passengers are safe on planes because of precautionary measures in place, and […]

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that people should not travel for Thanksgiving, citing the rapid increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations around the country. “It’s a strong recommendation,” said Henry Walke, COVID-19 incident manager at the CDC, during a press briefing. The United States is […]

The CDC changed its guidance on its website yesterday, alerting Americans that COVID-19 can be spread by aerosols that hang in the air. “There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet […]

Photo credit: galitskaya – Getty Images From Men’s Health There’s controversy about mandated face masks and the best types of coverings, but there’s no debating that masks can reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. A person infected with COVID-19 spreads virus via tiny droplets when they cough, sneeze, or […]