Tech

When Should You Take an At-Home COVID Test?

"If you have COVID-19 symptoms and test positive on an at-home test, you have COVID-19. You don’t need to get another test to confirm the results."

Management

Smithsonian Leaders and Union Representatives Disagree Over Museum Openings 

Many Smithsonian facilities are located in Washington, D.C., which has experienced a surge in coronavirus cases due to the spread of the Omicron variant.  

Workforce

Convalescent Plasma May Keep COVID-19 Patients out of Hospital

Early use of convalescent plasma may help people with COVID-19 avoid having to go to the hospital, a new study shows.

Management

GovExec Daily: Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Ever End?

McKinsey & Company’s Dr. Matt Craven joins the podcast to discuss the present and future of the public health crisis.

Management

Census Recounts Fail to Account for COVID Chaos, Cities Say

The nation’s four largest cities are among those requesting more leeway to challenge undercounts.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: CDC Guidance Updates; Another Challenge to the National Guard Vaccine Mandate

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Workforce

‘Sheer Madness:’ Agencies Scramble to Implement New Policies for COVID-Positive Employees

With staffing shortages arriving or anticipated, agencies look to adapt their quarantine and isolation guidelines.

Workforce

Union Calls on OSHA to Restore COVID Safety Standards for Health Care Workers

The workplace safety agency announced last week that it was partially withdrawing its emergency temporary standard for health care workers because it legally can only be in place for six months.

Oversight

As Patients Fell Ill With COVID-19 Inside Hospitals, Government Oversight Fell Short

A KHN investigation finds that hospitals with high rates of COVID-19 patients who didn’t have the diagnosis when they were admitted have rarely been held accountable due to multiple gaps in government oversight.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Feds Fighting the COVID-19 Surge

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the Biden administration's latest moves to contain the pandemic.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: Holiday Week Catch-Up

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Workforce

How Can The U.S. Improve COVID-19 Testing?

The U.S. is still on its heels when it comes to COVID-19 testing. Will mailing free at-home tests make a difference? An immunologist has some answers.

Management

The Pentagon Shifts to Maximum Telework as Omicron Surges

The Pentagon is urging personnel to use maximum telework as coronavirus infections spike in the Washington, D.C. region.

Workforce

Our Relationship With COVID Vaccines Is Just Getting Started

We probably will need additional shots. But just how many depends on our immune systems, the virus, and how often they collide.

Management

Students Are Experiencing More Anxiety and Depression Symptoms during the Pandemic

Transitioning back to school for in-person learning in the fall wasn’t easy for students, especially for youth of color and LGBTQ+ youth.

Workforce

More Than 2,000 Feds Deployed As Biden Administration Looks to Fight Omicron Surge

Meanwhile, some agencies start returning to maximum telework after previously bringing employees back.

Management

Agencies Will Still Have ‘Their Own Parameters’ on Returning to the Office Amid COVID Surge

There is no new guidance on reentry to workplaces, other than updates to reflect the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.

Management

Omicron Is Pushing America Into Soft Lockdown

Nobody wants to mandate business closures, but so many people are getting sick that businesses are closing anyway.

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