Neighborhood and physical environment: There is evidence that people in racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to live in areas with high rates of new COVID-19 infections (incidence). Locally, the social factors associated with higher rates of new COVID-19 infections may vary between counties.
What are the most important prevention strategies for COVID-19 in schools?
• The most important prevention strategies to prioritize in schools include vaccinations for teachers, staff, and eligible students, the use of masks and physical distancing, and screening testing.
Which ethnicity of pregnant women are more affected by COVID-19?
Pregnant women who are Black or Hispanic appear to be disproportionately affected by infection with the COVID-19 virus.
Can children get COVID-19?
While children have been less affected by COVID-19 compared to adults, children can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 and some children develop severe illness. Children with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness compared to children without underlying medical conditions.
Who is at high risk for being exposed to COVID-19 at work?
High-risk jobs include “health care workers, teachers and day care staff, grocery workers and those in homeless shelters or prisons, among others,” said acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock.
Are pregnant women more at risk of severe COVID-19?
Although the overall risk of severe illness is low, pregnant and recently pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 when compared to non-pregnant people.
Are pregnant women at increased risk of developing premature babies due to COVID-19?
Pregnant people with COVID-19 are also at increased risk for preterm birth (delivering the baby earlier than 37 weeks) and might be at increased risk for other poor pregnancy outcomes.
Are newborn babies at risk of contracting COVID-19 from their mother if the mother has COVID-19?
Current evidence suggests that the risk of a newborn getting COVID-19 from their mother is low, especially when the mother takes steps (such as wearing a mask and her washing hands) to prevent spread before and during care of the newborn.