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CDC Updates Consumer Mask Webpage

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its webpage describing the types of masks and respirators used to prevent transmission of COVID-19 to help people determine which options are best for them. The updated page lays out the protection provided by available masks and respirators, noting that some types of masks and respirators provide better protection than others. 

CMS Fact Sheet: No Surprises Act

On January 1, the No Surprises Act went into effect, establishing protections against surprise billing and excessive cost-sharing for people who are covered by commercial health plans. CMS has published this fact sheet and updated this webpage to help people understand these protections. Read more about the No Surprises Act

Essential Information on the Covid19 Omicron Variant

The Omicron variant spreads more easily than the original virus that causes COVID-19. Here are 3 things you can do to help protect yourself and others:

  1. Get the COVID-19 vaccine, if you haven't already. 
  2. Get the booster when you're fully eligible. 
  3. Continue wearing a mask.

Ed Roberts activist Google Doodle honors leader of the disability rights movement

By Amy Gesenhues, Roberts co-founded the World Institute on Disability, a nonprofit organization focused on disability policy, research and consulting.

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