Summer is normally a time to enjoy the great outdoors. But in the era of COVID-19, is it safe to go to parks, beaches, pools, or other crowded places? What can individuals do to enjoy summer fun without contracting the novel coronavirus? NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, talks with NFID Executive Director and CEO, Marla Dalton, CAE, about ways to reduce risk and enjoy outdoor summer activities in a COVID-19 environment…
June 2, 2020 Statement
Follow these tips on Memorial Day weekend and all summer long to help #StopTheSpread of #COVID-19
While it may not be possible this year to visit with family on Mother’s Day due to COVID-19 social distancing and travel restrictions, celebrations are still possible. Leaders at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) share their Mother’s Day wishes and plans…
Held on May 5 each year, World Hand Hygiene Day is an annual observance that emphasizes the importance of handwashing in disease prevention. This year, May 5 has also been designated as #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity organized as an emergency response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. NFID has compiled resources to encourage everyone to wash their hands to help #StopTheSpread of #COVID-19 and other infectious diseases…
May 5, 2020 Press Release
April 30, 2020 Press Release
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) highlights the importance of protecting children age 2 years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases. In the midst of the current #COVID-19 pandemic, keeping up with recommended vaccines can be challenging for parents and healthcare professionals alike. But we should not be so distracted by COVID-19 that we neglect our general health.
Coronavirus has made face masks a popular conversation topic: How do face masks work? How do you make a face mask? When should you wear it? How should you clean it?
As the US grapples with one of the worst public health crises of our lifetime, the consequences of years of underfunding US healthcare infrastructure and research and development are becoming all too clear. The infrastructure used for the COVID-19 response today is the same infrastructure that was built to address seasonal and pandemic influenza (flu) over the last two decades.