State of COVID-19 in the US
- COVID-19's public health emergency is coming to an end. What that means for you.
- Evusheld lost Emergency Use Authorization. Why it lost effectiveness and what you can do.
- COVID-19 public health emergency status extended. Here's the new dates.
- The US COVID-19 Winter Preparedness Plan has been updated. Get the latest.
- Repeat COVID-19 infections increase the risk of hospitalization and death with each new reinfection. Understand the data.
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer people had their high blood pressure under control. Understand your blood pressure.
- Wearing N95 face masks strongly recommended for immunocompromised people and those on dialysis. Where to get N95 masks.
- Volunteers needed for new research on the prevention and treatment of long COVID. Find a study near you.
- Updated CDC guidance summary for a safe Halloween. Understand the guidance.
Health Guidance for Kidney Patients
- Dialysis: Keep your appointments and do not miss any treatments. If you have complaints about the care provided at your center, contact the ESRD National Coordinating Center or call them.
- Transplant: If you have a kidney transplant, it is important to remember to keep taking your anti-rejection medicines, maintain good hygiene and follow the recommendations from your healthcare team.
- Masks: Keep wearing N95 masks, especially indoors when near other people, and continue to social distance and wash your hands often.
- Vaccinations: Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots, and other recommended vaccines, including a yearly flu shot. NKF strongly recommends that ALL kidney patients follow the current CDC guidelines for immunocompromised people.
- At home: Stock up on supplies, including paper goods, cleaners, food, and water. During an outbreak in your area, stay home as much as possible.
- Travel: The CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.