May 27, 2020 will be the day recorded that U.S. fatalities from COVID-19 surpassed 100,000. For perspective, Macon, Georgia; Gary, Indiana; Asheville, North Carolina; Miami Beach, Florida; and Scranton, Pennsylvania are all cities with populations under 100,000. At the same time, states continue the complicated and uncertain process of reopening.
Here are some updates from our clinicians, accurate as of May 27, 2:00 PM EST:
United States of America Statistics:
Cases Diagnosed – 1,740,521
Recovered – 484,811
Deaths – 101,490
Get the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Frequently Asked Question:
“My spouse is an essential worker. How can they stay safe at work and how can my family stay safe at home?”
According to the CDC, employers should:
- Take the employee’s temperature and symptoms before they enter the work place.
- Clean and disinfect all work spaces, bathrooms, common areas, and shared equipment as often as possible.
- Try to keep air moving in the building.
- Send home any employee with symptoms right away.
- Always wear a face mask at work.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others while working and taking breaks, if possible.
- Wash their hands often throughout the day.
- Avoid sharing headsets or other things used near their face.
If your spouse is exposed to sick people every day, they may want to shower and change clothes as soon as they get home to protect others in the house. But the CDC says there isn’t enough evidence to know how much it helps.