The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is still with us—and both the original virus and a new variant are spreading rapidly throughout the U.S., as well as other countries. Meanwhile, vaccines are being developed and made available.

The information here provides curated links to sources of information on how entities in the U.S.  are researching new variant; what to expect at your vaccine appointment; how to track infection rates in your state; and where to find out exactly where your state is in regard to business open/closed regulations.

Vaccine Tracker

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

This interactive map of the U.S. shows which states are publicly reporting data about the administration of COVID-19 vaccines. “This effort will expand as more U.S. states make data available, new vaccines are approved, and consistent data standards are established.” Click on your state to see county data and demographics, new daily cases and more.

Use the Vaccine Tracker here.

Vaccines and Vaccine Appointments Explained

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Discover what to expect before, during and after your appointment to get vaccinated for COVID-19, and the types of vaccines available.

Click here for appointment information

Click here for vaccine information

New COVID-19 Variants

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New variants, or strains, of the virus are making their way around the world, and are thought to be much—up to 70%—more transmissible than the previous strain. Learn how public health officials are studying the new variants so they can control their spread.

Read about variants here.

State-By-State Resources on Massage Open-Or Closed Status Related to COVID-19

MASSAGE Magazine

Regulations related to massage and other personal-care services have changed throughout the pandemic. Find out where your state stands.

Explore your state’s status here.