The Latest on COVID-19 and Navigating the Road Ahead

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Embracing a “new normal” in order to protect people from COVID-19 requires navigating the constant flow of updates and adopting community-specific approaches to a range of challenges. The CDC Foundation and Vaccine Equity Cooperative created a space to share latest concerns, learn from each other and answer pressing questions in this webinar recording.

In this interactive town hall webinar, national and local experts discussed the top COVID-19 questions and addressed the biggest concerns during the next phase of the pandemic, including:

  • Feeling unprepared to keep communities protected for another surge or new variant
  • Keeping the vaccination momentum going, especially for families and children
  • Battling misinformation during quickly changing COVID-19 protocols
  • Confusion over when and where to use a mask
  • Managing widespread COVID fatigue in the community
  • Unexpected reality of long COVID, and other long-term outcomes of the pandemic

The webinar also included information on CDC's v-safe After Vaccination Health Checker and a demonstration of the new Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) Calculator!


  • Melissa Boyette, Senior Coordinator, Contact Tracing Innovations, CDC COVID-19 Response Team
  • François Castonguay, PhD, Health Analytics and Modeling Fellow, CDC COVID-19 Response Team
  • Kevin Chatham-Stephens, MD, MPH, FAAP, Pediatric Vaccine Planning & Implementation Lead, CDC Vaccine Task Force
  • Alex Fajardo, Executive Director, El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center
  • Anne M. Hause, PhD, MSPH, Epidemiologist, Immunization Safety Office, CDC
  • Jayne Morgan, MD, Executive Director, COVID-19 Task Force, Piedmont Healthcare
  • Lisa Waddell, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, CDC Foundation (moderator)

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