COVID-19
(Coronavirus)
Information & Resources

November 22, 2021
This message includes updates on the COVID-19 response from CDC. The COVID-19 Outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots to All Adults

People age 18 years and older who received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may get a booster six months after completion of their primary vaccination series.

Travel

If you are considering traveling for a holiday or event, visit CDC’s Travel page to help you decide what is best for you and your family. Delay travel until you are fully vaccinated.

Antibodies and COVID-19

Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be detected in the blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19 or people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting a vaccine is safer than getting COVID-19, and vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended for everyone ages 5 years and older.

COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

Rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations remain high in children between the ages of 5 through 11 years. While COVID-19 is usually milder in children compared with adults, it can make children very sick. CDC recommends everyone ages 5 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.

November 22, 2021

US states, territories, and District of Columbia have reported 47,649,156 cases of COVID-19 in the United States.

CDC provides updated U.S. case information online daily.

In addition to cases, deaths, and laboratory testing, CDC’s COVID Data Tracker now has a Vaccinations tab to track distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in your state.

Federal Orders:
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued an order that requires face masks to be worn by all travelers while on public transportation (which includes all passengers and all personnel operating conveyances). People must wear masks that completely cover both the mouth and nose while awaiting, boarding, disembarking, or traveling on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares as they are traveling into, within, or out of the United States and U.S. territories. People must also wear masks while at transportation hubs (e.g., airports, bus or ferry terminals, train and subway stations, seaports) and other locations where people board public transportation in the United States and U.S. territories.
For the latest on the State of Florida, please check the Florida Dept. of Health’s Joint Information Center on COVID-19.

Governor DeSantis has removed COVID-19 restrictions on all businesses in the state of Florida. Residents cannot be fined for not wearing face masks. However, businesses may refuse service to anyone not wearing a face mask if mandated in that county.

Florida’s phasing-in plan for recovery is called Re-Open Florida Task Force:

Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step, Plan for Florida’s Recovery (click to read full report).

For information regarding nursing homes, please click here.