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CDC: Schools, daycares can prevent COVID-19 spread with hygiene, distancing

CDC: Schools, daycares can prevent COVID-19 spread with hygiene, distancing

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Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Schools and daycare facilities can effectively operate with hand hygiene, mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing protocols in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an analysis published Monday. Education and childcare facilities operating under the Head Start and Early Head Start programs implemented initiatives designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 within their facilities based on CDC guidelines. Advertisement Using funds allocated under the federal CARES Act, the facilities also took steps such as creating handwashing lessons and activities and reducing class sizes for social distancing, the agency said. The facilities also purchased masks, provided daily health checks for students and staff and performed...
Distancing, less physical activity during pandemic cause stress, anxiety to soar

Distancing, less physical activity during pandemic cause stress, anxiety to soar

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Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Anxiety and depression have been widespread during COVID-19 lockdowns this spring, due in part to social distancing and a decline physical activity, two surveys published Thursday showed. In the first survey, published by PLOS ONE, 42% of identical and same-sex fraternal twins reported declining physical activity levels in March during the early stages of the new coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Advertisement The lack of physical activity, along with genetic and shared environmental factors, might have contributed to increased stress levels among the twins, but raised anxiety among the participants could not be directly attributed to their reduced physical activity, the researchers said. In the second survey, released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...
Sun, sea and… social distancing? How Ibiza Rocks is restarting the party

Sun, sea and… social distancing? How Ibiza Rocks is restarting the party

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Ibiza's summer season for 2020 is all about sun, sea, and staying more than 1.5 metres away from strangers.Despite lockdown measures across Spain easing, clubs on the White Isle remain closed on government orders, and have reportedly been told they won't be able to open again until next year. However, there is one venue that will soon be getting the party started. Image: There'll be no dance floor this year, but the Ibiza Rocks pool will be open with restrictions to be confirmed Ibiza Rocks, which launched in 2005 to bring live bands to the most famous club scene in the world, is set to be back up and running from 1 July as coronavirus restrictions ease.In any other year, there would be thousands of mainly 20-somethings squeezed into ...
Aggressive testing, social distancing limits COVID-19 at U.S. military base, CDC reports

Aggressive testing, social distancing limits COVID-19 at U.S. military base, CDC reports

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June 2 (UPI) -- The limited spread of COVID-19 at a U.S. military base shows public health measures -- screening, testing, quarantining, social distancing and contact tracing -- offer some protection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Efforts to prevent outbreaks of the disease caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, among more than 10,000 new recruits arriving at the U.S. Air Force's Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, succeeded in limiting total confirmed cases to five through seven weeks. Advertisement Three of the five cases ultimately were traced to the first recruit on base to be diagnosed, officials said. The approaches used at the base could serve as a blueprint for other "congregate settings" like colleges and athletic programs, the CDC said...
At least 3 feet of social distancing likely reduces COVID-19 spread, study confirms

At least 3 feet of social distancing likely reduces COVID-19 spread, study confirms

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June 1 (UPI) -- Staying at least 1 meter -- just over 3 feet -- from other people, as well as wearing face coverings and eye protection, is the best way to prevent spread of COVID-19, an analysis published Monday by The Lancet has found. Two meters -- about 6 1/2 feet -- is preferred, said researchers who conducted the study to assist the World Health Organization prepare pandemic guidance. Advertisement They said, however, that none of the approaches studied -- including social distancing and face coverings -- provides complete protection from the disease caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. "Our findings are the first to synthesize all direct information on COVID-19, SARS, and MERS, and provide the currently best available evidence on the optimum use of these common and simple int...