FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third COVID-19 Vaccine

Third COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized

On February 27, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The EUA allows the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S for use in individuals 18 years of age and older for the prevention of COVID-19.

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Technology for Social Distancing

The need for social distancing during COVID-19 has highlighted the need for assistive technology for individuals who are blind or have low vision to help them maintain social distance while out in the world. There are some new apps for Android and iPhones, as well as some wearable devices that can help people maintain social distance.

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CDC’s Guide to Masks

The CDC's latest e-newsletter from February 16, 2021 highlights different types of masks, the best ways to use them and how to improve their fit to get the best protection. Masks help prevent people from getting and spreading COVID-19. They provide a barrier that keeps respiratory droplets from spreading. Correct and consistent mask use is a critical step everyone can take to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19.

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Vaccine Considerations for People with Disabilities

Information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine from the CDC for people with disabilities or conditions that may increase their risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, and for their care providers.

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Behavior After Receiving COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are very effective at preventing infections, but it is still not yet known how effectively they prevent transmission. To protect your loved ones, continue to wear a mask when around others, avoid close contact with people who are sick, avoid crowds, stay six feet away from others, and wash your hands frequently with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds (use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available).

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Extension of CDC eviction moratorium

Eviction Moratorium Extended to March 31, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued on January 29, 2021 an order extending the federal moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent through March 31, 2021 following the directive issued by President Biden on his first day in office.

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