The number of cases reported for the week reflects the positive test results that come from IU’s various symptomatic and asymptomatic testing options available to our community of approximately 115,000 students, faculty, and staff. During surges, state and local public health agencies may focus outbreak investigation resources on six populations identified as being at greatest risk of adverse outcomes or significant disruptions due to COVID-19. At-risk populations include healthcare, correctional settings, highly mobile populations, schools, critical infrastructure, and tribes and Native communities.
What does a close contact of a person with COVID-19 need to do?
Contacts are encouraged to stay home and maintain social distance from others (at least 6 feet) until 14 days after their last exposure, in case they also become ill. They should monitor themselves by checking their temperature twice daily and watching for cough or shortness of breath. To the extent possible, public health staff should check in with contacts to make sure they are self-monitoring and have not developed symptoms. Contacts who develop symptoms should promptly isolate themselves and notify public health staff. They should be promptly evaluated for infection and for the need for medical care.
They are indexed on the recent Delta wave and show whether various potential combinations of infectiousness, immune evasion, and clinical severity are likely to lead to a higher or lower rate of COVID-19-related hospitalization. “Pfizer and BioNTech provide update,” December 8, 2021; Khristopher J. Brooks, “CEOs and scientists on whether existing vaccines will work against Omicron,” CBS News, December 8, 2021. Charlie Giattino et al., “Excess mortality during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19),” Our World in Data, December 7, 2021.
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This includes trying to keep children occupied, feeling safe, and attempting to keep up with schoolwork as best as possible. None of this is easy, but it helps to stay focused on what is possible in order to reinforce a sense of control and to reassure children that they are okay, and that the situation will get better. Based on our reading of the current state of the variables and their likely progress in the coming months, we estimate that the most likely time for the United States to achieve herd immunity is the third or fourth quarter of 2021.
See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. At this point, the Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. Learn more about COVID-19 hospital status as reported by hospitals.
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That compares with 60 in our last update.47 of the 55 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area. 50 known positives among our student body of 74,500 , which is 0.07% confirmed positive. That compares with 55 in our last update.39 of the 50 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
Learn more about how to lower the risk of spreading COVID-19 when gathering. You do not need an appointment, but it is available if preferred. Individuals younger than 18 may only receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.Parental consent is required for all eligible minors to be vaccinated.
On this website you can find information and resources to help healthcare professional protect themselves from COVID-19. Intermountain Healthcare is actively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. On this website you will find resources and information related to the COVID-19 vaccine and how Intermountain is responding and working to provide vaccines to our community.
Can I get COVID-19 again after having the vaccine?
Getting COVID-19 after you’ve been vaccinated or recovered is still possible. But having some immunity — whether from infection or vaccination — really drops the odds of this happening to you.