Coronavirus News and Updates

Healthcare personnel who are pregnant or breastfeeding may get vaccinated for COVID-19, but there are many considerations that go into that decision.
If you have an underlying medical condition, this can help you make an informed decision about getting a COVID-19 vaccination.
Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new hospitalizations.
Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new cases.
Forecasts show national and state level cumulative reported and predicted deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. CDC is working with partners to bring together weekly COVID-19 forecasts in one place.
CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State
This information will help you prepare for your COVID-19 vaccination.
Federal staffing resources for health departments.
Answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine cost, availability, and types.

It is critically important for the nation's COVID-19 pandemic response to understand the genetic diversity, spread, and evolution of SARS-CoV-2, including variant viruses. This guidance for reporting SARS-CoV-2 sequencing will improve that understanding.
This webpage describes the criteria for and status of cruise ship response plans required for crew disembarkation with commercial travel.
Provides employers of paratransit operators with information on COVID-19 and how to protect their workforce on the job.
Healthcare professionals, find information on public health recommendations for caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.
Healthcare professionals, find suggested workup for post-COVID conditions.
Healthcare professionals, find information on medical management of post-COVID conditions, holistic support for patients with post-COVID conditions, and on patient groups with special considerations.
Find general post-COVID care considerations, considerations for follow-up care from hospital admission, and considerations for SARS-CoV-2 infection or mild-to-moderate acute COVID-19 treated in an outpatient setting.
Healthcare professionals, find background for post-COVID conditions from the detailed guidance on evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.
Healthcare professionals, find information on laboratory testing and other assessment and testing for evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.

Healthcare professionals, find key points for the detailed guidance on evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.
Future directions and resources on evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.
Communication Toolkit for Airlines to inform Travelers and Crew
Communication Toolkit for Transportation Partners to Inform Road Travelers
Learn what beauty salon and barbershop employees need to know to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
CDC offers considerations for ways in which operators can protect employees, customers, and communities and slow the spread of COVID-19.
CDC's COVID-19 Weekly Partner Calls provide a broad base of partners with updates on the latest guidance, hot topics, and scientific insight on CDC's COVID-19 response efforts. Each week the call focuses on a specific topic, diving deeply to provide more information, followed by a Q&A portion of the call. Questions are accepted ahead of time from the general public, and though not all questions are able to be answered during the call, as many are answered as possible.
This factsheet helps gym and fitness center employers prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This guidance describes and compares different types of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) testing strategies, including their intended use and applications, regulatory requirements, and reporting requirements.

Proper interpretation of antigen test results is important for accurate clinical management of patients with suspected COVID-19. This guidance can help healthcare providers make the most effective use of antigen tests in different situations.
This CDC webpage provides guidance on the regulatory requirements for SARS-CoV-2 POC testing, using POC tests safely, and information on reporting POC test results.
A Nucleic Acid Amplification Test, or NAAT, is a type of viral diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
See considerations and recommendations for health departments supporting COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) testing in communities, schools, workplaces, and healthcare settings.
The following print-only materials have been developed to support v-safe and vaccine safety.
Get help using v-safe, the health checker for COVID-19 vaccinations.
Information on testing methods in regards to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Until more information becomes available, precautions should be taken in handling specimens that are suspected or confirmed for SARS-CoV-2.
COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.
Information about the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine including name, manufacturer, type of vaccine, number of shots, how it is given and links to ingredient information.
Learn the key things you need to know about the new COVID-19 vaccines.
Learn what manufacturing workers and employers need to know during COVID-19.
Guidance for In-home social service providers and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect themselves.
Suggestions for how and what to communicate to your non-healthcare, critical infrastructure employees about COVID-19.
Learn what agriculture employers, partner agencies, and partner organizations need to know during COVID-19.​

As schools, businesses, and community organizations begin providing services, consider ways that you can protect yourself and slow the spread of COVID-19 when using transportation.
Interim guidance on COVID-19 for agriculture workers and employers
Guidance for seafood processing workers and employers on protection from COVID-19.
This factsheet provides information to help bus transit employees prevent exposure to COVID-19 while working.
Provides paratransit operators with information on COVID-19 and how to protect themselves on the job.
This factsheet provides information to help rail transit operators to prevent exposure to COVID-19 at their workplace.
This factsheet provides information to help transit station workers to prevent exposure to COVID-19 at their workplace.
Considerations for returning to work to make sure you protect yourself and other by practicing everyday preventive actions during the COVID-19 pandemic
The best way to prevent COVID-19 infection is to avoid exposure to this virus and follow these everyday preventative actions.
Learn what airline customer service representatives and gate agents need to know during COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines will undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. Adverse events described on this page have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
A review of the week's key data from CDC's COVID Data Tracker, narrative interpretations, and visualizations.
The Population Connectivity across Borders (PopCAB) toolkit is a toolkit for gathering and analyzing information about population mobility to inform public health interventions.
This report provides an overview of the multiple channels being used to ensure all Americans have access to COVID-19 vaccine. Jurisdictional delivery and administration portfolios vary across the United States because of population variability.
There are several things to consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel in the United States. This includes the following: is COVID-19 spreading where you're going, will you be in close contact with others, are you at higher risk of severe illness if you do get COVID-19, do you have a plan for taking time off from work or school, do you live with someone who is older or has a severe chronic health condition, and is COVID-19 spreading where you live?
There are several things to consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel in the United States. This includes the following: is COVID-19 spreading where you're going, will you be in close contact with others, are you at higher risk of severe illness if you do get COVID-19, do you have a plan for taking time off from work or school, do you live with someone who is older or has a severe chronic health condition, and is COVID-19 spreading where you live?
Some travel activities, like staying at guest lodgings, can increase your risk of getting COVID-19. Your chances of exposure are higher if you come into close contact with others, especially people you don't know, or use shared public facilities.
Advice on when and how long people should delay their domestic or international travel to avoid spreading COVID-19.

Effective immediately, CDC is strongly recommending that masks are worn by all passengers on and operators of public transportation conveyances to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Pregnant people need to take steps to protect themselves and stay healthy during the COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccines communciation resources including print resources, graphics, social media, web widgets, and other communication tools.
Guidance on preparing for, preventing, and managing the spread of COVID-19 in correctional and detention facilities.
Older adults, 65 years and older, are at higher risk for severe illness. COVID-19 is a new disease and we are learning more about it every day.
Quarantine recommendations specific for correctional facilities and detention centers during the outbreak of COVID-19
This document is intended to provide considerations on the appropriate use of testing and does not dictate the determination of payment decisions or insurance coverage of such testing, except as may be otherwise referenced (or prescribed) by another entity or federal or state agency.
The following interim guidance is intended to help reduce the risk of introducing and transmitting SARS-CoV-2 in cleaner air shelters and cleaner air spaces.

Provide guidance to homeless youth so they can protect themselves and others from COVID-19.
Resources for clinicians caring for specific patient types during COVID-19, including children, newborns, those with underlying conditions, and others.
Interim guidance for homeless service providers to plan and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Globally, health systems have been challenged by the overwhelming demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources and staff are being diverted to test and treat people with presumed or diagnosed COVID-19, and supplies are limited. Some healthcare services are being compromised in order to meet the demands of caring for COVID-19 patients, and many people fear accessing healthcare facilities due to fear of acquiring the virus.
Guidance intended to provide key actions that local and state health departments, homelessness service systems, housing authorities, emergency planners, healthcare facilities, and homeless outreach services can take to protect people experiencing homelessness from the spread of COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted information for election polling locations and voters, as well as tips for voters on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19
CDC notifies travelers and other audiences about health threats in destinations around the world through Travel Health Notices (THN). During the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC has also provided an interactive world map specifically showing COVID-19 travel recommendations by country.
Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

States and jurisdictions assess their efforts at vaccinating their community and monitor the percentage of the vaccine supply delivered that has been administered.
Messages and graphics to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
This document provides suggestions that can be considered by emergency shelter staff in global, low-resource settings to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 during disaster response.
Because many people who are homeless are older adults or have underlying medical conditions, they may also be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Explore CDC's considerations for institutes of higher education regarding COVID-19.
If you receive a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you will need 2 shots to get the most protection.
CDC reports COVID-19 case counts, deaths, and laboratory testing numbers daily online. Data dependent on jurisdictions' timely and accurate reporting.
CDC recommends a layered strategy to reduce exposures to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This includes using multiple mitigation strategies with several layers of safeguards to reduce the spread of disease and lower the risk of exposure.
Guidance for return to work healthcare personnel (HCP) with confirmed COVID-19, or who have suspected COVID-19 (e.g., developed symptoms of a respiratory infection [e.g., cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever] but did not get tested for COVID-19).

Additional CDC COVID-related data is supplied by the National Center for Health Statistics, National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, and Wastewater Surveillance.
Fair and agricultural show organizers should consider the potential for COVID-19 to spread from person to person, person to animal, and possibly from animal to animal. The risk of animal-to-person spread is considered low.
Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for people aged 18 years and older.
Publications from CDC lab professionals during the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.
Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination in correctional and detention centers. For general information about COVID-19 vaccine, please see the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Information page.
Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Find out how to wear, clean, and make masks.
CDC offers considerations for ways in which camp administrators can help protect campers, staff, and communities, and slow the spread of COVID-19.
When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity.
Interim public health recommendations describing the type of activities people who are fully vaccinated can do once fully vaccinated.
Easy to Read COVID-19 explaining how different COVID-19 vaccines work primarily developed for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and others who read or listen with understanding below a third-grade level.

COVID-19 Guidance: Stay safe while playing youth sports.
CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and preparing for the potential of community spread in the United States.
On Election Day 2020, Ada Dieke sprinted off her flight and raced to the polling station. Several hours earlier, she had been in southeastern Idaho helping the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes roll out their COVID-19 safety protocols for community voting.
Learn about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including symptoms, complications, transmission, prevention, treatment, and summary updates of the outbreak.
Based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts, CDC recommends healthcare personnel be among those offered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Healthcare personnel include all paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.
CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older to help protect against COVID-19. Children 12 years of age and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
CDC and its partners are monitoring reports of myocarditis and pericarditis in adolescents and young adults after COVID-19 vaccination. We continue to recommend COVID-19 vaccination for individuals 12 years of age and older.
The risks of SARS-CoV-2 infection in fully vaccinated people cannot be completely eliminated, but the benefits of relaxing some measures may outweigh the residual risk. This page offers background rationale and data for public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people.
Name: BNT162b2Manufacturer: Pfizer, Inc., and BioNTechType of vaccine: mRNANumber of shots: 2 shots, 21 days apartHow given: Shot in the muscle of the upper arm

Overview of what you should know about the different COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine types and how they work to provide protection against COVID-19, which vaccines have been authorized and recommended in the United States, and which are in Phase 3 clinical trials.
CDC is learning more about how COVID-19 spreads and affects people and communities. Learn more by viewing scientific briefs and agendas.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help our country cope during the pandemic, CDC has occasionally issued legally binding orders and regulations. They are listed here.
Healthcare professionals, find trainings on PPE use, nonpharmaceutical interventions, emergency preparedness and response, and more.
Teachers and staff in pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 (pre-K-12 schools) and childcare workers are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines.
The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, which is why the CDC recommends older adults receive COVID-19 vaccines.
The CDC recommends essential workers be included among those offered the first supply of COVID-19 vaccines.
Most confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported from China have occurred in adults.

Although the vaccine supply is currently limited, CDC is working toward making vaccines widely available for everyone at no cost. Learn more about your state's plan.
CDC has provided buttons and badges for public use. The graphic can be placed in any way that works best for your particular site. We are hoping to see this graphic on as many sites as possible to enhance access to up to date information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
When COVID-19 began spreading rapidly in the Latino community in Richmond, Virginia, the first all-Latino team of CDC responders stepped up to help
Information on COVID-19 vaccination data reported in CDC's COVID Data Tracker.
CDC's COVID Data Tracker provides COVID-19 vaccination data in the United States, including Demographic Characteristics of People Receiving COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States.
COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are a normal sign that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
How to get a vaccine, what you need to know before your appointment, and what you can do when you are fully vaccinated.
Vaccines information, Free vaccination information and what you need to know before your appointment, and what you can do when you are fully vaccinated

COVID-19 is a dangerous disease that is very contageous. It makes some people severely ill and has been responsible for hundred of thousands of deaths in the United States.
What you need to know about vaccines, including frequently asked questions and benefits of getting vaccinated.
Find answers to frequently asked questions for businesses and employers of critical workers.
Learn about COVID-19 vaccine planning, how vaccine recommendations will be made, and the work going into ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
A detail about River the cat enables Anne Meyers to deploy to many on-the-ground missions for CDC. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Anne, a health communicator, learned lessons on her trips about people putting their trust in leaders who do the right things.
Strategies for administrators and staff to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Adult Day Service Centers (ADSCs). ADSCs provide social or health services to community-dwelling adults aged 65 and over and adults of any age living with disability.
Learn how to plan various size gatherings during COVID-19 to enhance the protection of individuals and communities.
Provides messages and graphics to help ensure current, correct messaging from a trusted source, create collateral materials, and share resources regarding COVID-19.

Since November 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) has reported a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in London and southeast England. This rapid increase in cases has been linked to a different version-or variant-of the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).
The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.
Healthcare providers, find key information and links to detailed guidance and CDC content pages related to clinical care of people with a suspected or confirmed infection caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
CDC has guidance for administrators of group homes (GHs) for people with disabilities. GH administrators may consider implementing several strategies to encourage behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19.
CDC and other partners will continue to assess how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Learn why CDC measures vaccine effectiveness.
Recommendations on what activities people can do after they have been fully vaccinated, including how to gather safely with vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Because COVID-19 is a new disease with new vaccines, you may have questions about what happens before, during, and after your appointment to get vaccinated. These tips will help you know what to expect when you get vaccinated, what information your provider will give you, and resources you can use to monitor your health after you are vaccinated.
The CDC has designed a toolkit to help pediatricians educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.
This webpage provides information for people with disabilities or conditions that may increase their risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, and for their care providers.

VAERS is an early warning system used to monitor adverse events that happen after vaccination.
CDC is using both new and existing information technology (IT) systems to rapidly collect reliable data about how many doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered (distribution) and how many people have been vaccinated with those doses (administration)
Learn about the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine recommendation process and the goals and principles guiding decisions if there is a limited supply at first.
People caring for loved ones with dementia can take steps to prevent illness and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC's COVID Data Tracker provides county-level COVID-19 vaccination data in the United States. This site provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. It allows users to explore standardized data
We do not have information from published scientific reports about the susceptibility of pregnant women to COVID-19.
Guidance for clinical healthcare workers on clinical care for patients with underlying medical conditions who are diagnosed with COVID-19.
People with disabilities and those who support them can take steps to prevent illness and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn how to set up safe watering points during COVID-19.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is most often spread from person to person among close contacts (about 6 feet).
COVID 19 classroom setup for schools and childcare programs
Resources and tools to help pregnant people, breastfeeding women and new parents caring for infants to protect their health and help people who serve these communities communicate with them.
CDC is supporting multiple efforts to better understand the impact of COVID-19 during pregnancy on both the mother and infant. Data collected as part of these efforts can help direct public health action and inform clinical guidance for the care of affected pregnant women and their infants.
Answers to frequently asked questions about how to play sports safely during COVID-19.
As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. The following information provides advice about how to meet these household needs in a safe and healthy manner.
Supporting evidence for CDC's list of underlying medical conditions that put individuals at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.
Customizable content, including newsletters, for community-based organizations to promote COVID-19 vaccinations

If you are pregnant, you might choose to be vaccinated when a vaccine is available to you. Currently, there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination causes any problems with pregnancy.
To Scott Santibanez, the call sounded like a routine request in a 22-year career at CDC that has been filled with such calls. It proved to be anything but.
SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted by exposure to infectious respiratory fluids
Information and frequently asked questions about requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States
CDC recommends community use of masks, specifically non-valved, multi-layer cloth masks, to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
Tips to safely host or attend small holiday gatherings.

Guidance about large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic
CDC recommends pausing use of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine following a rare and severe type of blood clot in 6 people who received the vaccine. (147 characters)
Read CDC's guidance for administrators of multifamily housing (e.g., apartments, condos, townhouses). Find strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
CDC recommends that all people defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide. That's because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is high. Older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease, should especially defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, because of their increased risk for severe disease.
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful. Teens and young adults may be feeling worried, bored, or frustrated. COVID-19 is frightening, but there are ways to manage your stress.
Información sobre el COVID-19 fácil de leer y medidas para protegerse a sí mismo y a los demás
This information will help employers who want to implement antigen screening testing in their workplace.
Learn about the distinctive challenges facing rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and how rural communities can respond.
Provides information on testing for coronavirus infection, including how to decide about testing, how to get a test, and what to do after a viral test.
Forecasts show national and state level cumulative reported and predicted deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. CDC is working with partners to bring together weekly COVID-19 forecasts in one place.

Refugees to the United States, especially those who are recently resettled, may be in living or working conditions that put them at higher risk of getting COVID-19.
Depending on your travel history, you will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread.
Communication Resources for Travelers regarding travel health alerts and COVID-19.
Vaccinating LTCF residents will save lives. Making sure LTCF residents can receive COVID-19 vaccination as soon as vaccines are available will help save the lives of those who are most at risk of dying from COVID-19. According to ACIP's recommendations, long-term care facility residents include adults who reside in facilities that provide a range of services, including medical and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently. The communal nature of LTCFs and the population served (generally older adults often with underlying medical conditions) puts facility residents at increased risk of infection and severe illness from COVID-19
American citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their families who have been in one of the countries listed in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States but will be redirected to one of 13 airports.
Easy to read information about COVID-19 and steps to protect yourself and others
Easy to read information about COVID-19 and steps to protect yourself and others

Provides messages and graphics to help ensure current, correct messaging from a trusted source, create collateral materials, and share resources regarding COVID-19.
Telepathology allows CDC pathologists and their partners at health departments and elsewhere to collaborate closely while teleworking at a distance during COVID-19. Telepathology has also sped up their collaboration.
Provides messages and graphics to help ensure current, correct messaging from a trusted source, create collateral materials, and share resources regarding COVID-19.
Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new hospitalizations.
Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new hospitalizations.
CDC works with partners to bring together weekly forecasts for COVID-19 deaths in one place. These forecasts have been developed independently and shared publicly. It is important to bring these forecasts together to help understand how they compare with each other and how much uncertainty there is about what may happen in the upcoming four weeks.
Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.

COVID-19 vaccines are new, and it's normal to for people to have questions about them. CDC has information about how to talk to your friends and family about COVID-19 vaccines.
Información sobre el COVID-19 fácil de leer y medidas para protegerse a sí mismo y a los demás
Información sobre el COVID-19 fácil de leer y medidas para protegerse a sí mismo y a los demás
CDC general principles for COVID and what CDC is doing to support contact tracing.
CDC is using both new and existing information technology (IT) systems to rapidly collect reliable data about how many doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered (distribution) and how many people have been vaccinated with those doses (administration)
COVID-19 schools nutrition resources for school nutrition professionals, teachers and staff.
Learn strategies for protecting K-12 school staff from COVID-19 as schools reopen.
Los trabajadores de salud comunitarios -también conocidos como representantes de salud comunitarios y promotores de la salud- proporcionan servicios cruciales a las comunidades afectadas de manera desproporcionada por amenazas para la salud pública, como
Learn what administrators of public and private K-12 schools should know about COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing.

Safety is a top priority for COVID-19 vaccines. Learn how the U.S. vaccine safety system is ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
Meet a woman who advanced the science on the spread of COVID-19 and massively strengthened health departments in their efforts to slow the spread. CDC's Peggy Honein started out in the pandemic leading efforts on the ground in early tragic outbreaks.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. However, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19 if they are exposed to the virus that causes it.
Facts about COVID-19 vaccines for American Indian and Native Alaskan tribal communities.
Winter holiday gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. Follow these tips to make your winter holidays safer.
Facts about COVID-19 vaccines for American Indian and Native Alaskan tribal communities.
Recommended Precautions for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Election Polling Locations

People who use drugs or have substance use disorder and medical professionals can find information about drug use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC has been rapidly onboarding state and jurisdictional health departments to a more detailed form of COVID-19 electronic laboratory reporting (CELR). See which states have converted to electronic laboratory reporting.
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Retirement Communities and Independent Living Facilities
As some casinos and gaming operations resume in some areas of the United States, CDC offers the following considerations for ways in which casino and gaming operators can help protect staff and customers and slow the spread of COVID-19.
CDC offers the following considerations for ways Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) can help protect individuals and communities and slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Recommended key concepts and guidance about COVID-19 contact tracing for health departments and public health workers.
Take steps to reduce health and social inequities that put people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk from COVID-19.
Adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for and can be administered to most people with underlying medical conditions.

Vaccine manufacturers; the federal government; state, local, and territorial jurisdictions; and other partners are working to make sure safe and effective vaccines are getting to you as quickly as possible. This page will help you understand the key steps in this important process and how CDC is tracking vaccine distribution, delivery, and administration throughout the United States.
People who use alcohol, drugs, and have substance abuse disorder may also have underlying medical conditions that put them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, and they may have concerns and questions related to their risk.
Because the supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is expected to be limited at first, CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. CDC made this recommendation on December 3, 2020, and based it on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts.
Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting a public space, facility, or business to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Find links to resources for clinicians caring for patients with a suspected or confirmed infection caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have only mild illness and should recover at home. Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help protect people who are at risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
CDC's COVID Data Tracker provides trends data on the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered in the United States.
Precautions should be considered by tribal community members who may need to regularly share personal vehicles with members outside of their own households, including with those who are visibly sick, to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 when sharing non-emergency vehicle transportation.
Learn more about how at-home testing and collection allow you to collect a specimen at home and either send it to a testing facility or perform the test at home.

The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.
Systemic health and social inequities have put people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk from COVID-19. Take steps to reduce health disparities.
Carefully select cleaners and disinfectants and application methods for use in facilities, businesses, and public indoor spaces to ensure that you can clean and disinfect safely and effectively.
Dr. Robert Redfield signed a declaration determining that the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread COVID-19
Viral vector vaccines are a type of vaccine likely to be approved for use for COVID-19 that work differently from the initially approved mRNA vaccines.
Checklist for Healthcare Facilities: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators during the COVID-19 Response
Ventilation interventions, like upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) can help reduce the number of infectious viral particles (e.g., SARS-CoV-2) in the air.
List of public service announcements related to coronavirus.

These graphics will help health departments develop their communications with communities about COVID-19 contact tracing.
Heart conditions associated with COVID-19 include inflammation and damage to the heart muscle itself, known as myocarditis, or inflammation of the covering of the heart, known as pericarditis.
COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkits for Medical Centers, Clinics, and Pharmacies, Long-term Care Facilities, Essential Workers, Community Based Organizations
This document provides suggestions for how Community Health Workers can support home-based care in low resource settings, including different actions community health workers can take to support patients, their families, and their communities during COVID-19, and how to identify which people are eligible for home-based care.
COVID-19 can affect your respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), cause an asthma attack, and possibly lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease.
As your school resumes in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic - whether for the first time or following an outbreak - this page can help you identify ways to protect your own health, as well as the health of students in your classroom.
Learn how office building employers, building owners and managers, and building operations specialists can create a safe and healthy workplace for workers and clients.
Learn more about how to make sure your mask works effectively.

Find national and local rates for COVID cases and deaths in the United States.
Customizable COVID-19 Vaccination Content for Health Departments and Other Public Health Partners
Plain language cleaning and disinfection guidance (for community settings)
As part of your everyday prevention actions clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. For example: tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles.
People can be infected with SARS-CoV-2 through contact with surfaces. based on available epidemiological data and studies of environmental transmission factors, surface transmission is considered to be low.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on the limited information available now, the risk of pets spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low. There is no reason to abandon or surrender pets that have been confirmed positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.
Ongoing mitigation guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for tribal communities.

This page includes information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers and travel-related industries.
Learn how post-vaccine side effects differ from a possible COVID infection and how to reduce the effect of post-vaccination signs and symptoms in the workplace.
Participants (adults who attend ADSCs) and their caregivers can take steps to protect themselves and their loved ones by helping reduce the spread of COVID-19 at ADSC facilities and at home.
If essential malaria interventions are significantly disrupted due to COVID-19 challenges, numbers of malaria cases will significantly increase, and death rates could double.
Until we learn more about how this virus affects animals, treat pets as you would other human family members to protect them from a possible infection.
Guidance for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to take steps to assess and improve their preparedness for responding to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Standardized procedure for broad-based testing for SARS-CoV-2 in congregate settings: Considerations for health departments and healthcare providers
Recommendations, guidance and other tools for state public health veterinarians and animal health officials to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
This page includes interim guidance and resources for laboratory professionals working with specimens from persons under investigation (PUI) for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Resources and interim guidelines for laboratory professionals working with specimens from persons with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
If you've had an allergic to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, you shouldn't get either of the currently available mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
A description of how COVID-19 vaccines were developed, tested, authorized, and distributed quickly while maintaining the same high safety standards required for all vaccines.
To keep your workplace healthy, consider offering free, on-site COVID-19 vaccination at your business locations.
CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and preparing for the potential of community spread in the United States.
Use this tool to plan and optimize the use of PPE for response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
This toolkit provides recommendations for public health and animal health officials involved in managing companion animals diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2.
Learn about COVID-19, the virus that causes it, how it spreads, and new and emerging variants.
Get information on symptoms, testing, what to do if you are sick, and at risk groups.
This page provides a broad overview of therapies that are currently recommended for COVID-19 treatment. The FDA can issue emergency use authorizations (EUAs) to allow healthcare providers to use products that are not yet approved, or are approved for other uses, to treat patients with COVID-19 if certain legal requirements are met. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed and regularly updates Treatment Guidelines to help guide healthcare providers caring patients with COVID-19. Any treatments that are used for COVID-19 should be under the care of a healthcare provider.

This is guidance for state public health veterinarians and state animal health officials to help guide decisions on testing animals for SARS-CoV-2.
Learn the 10 things healthcare professionals need to know about where U.S. COVID-19 vaccination planning currently stands.
Learn the 10 things healthcare professionals need to know about where U.S. COVID-19 vaccination planning currently stands.
Protect your community. Get answers to common questions and accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines.
Increased stress can lead to increases in alcohol and substance use. If you or someone you care about is starting to use alcohol or other substances, or is increasing their use during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are resources that may help.
CDC and ASPR have developed five COVID-19 Pandemic Planning Scenarios that are designed to help inform decisions by modelers and public health officials who utilize mathematical modeling. The planning scenarios are being used by mathematical modelers throughout the Federal government. Models can help evaluate the potential effects of different community mitigation strategies and help hospital administrators in assessing resource needs.
CDC SCIENCE AGENDA FOR COVID-19: BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASE TO INFORM THE ONGOING PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE, 2020-2023
COVID-19 transmission in schools is associated with community transmission. Transmission spread within schools can be limited with strict implementation of layered mitigation strategies.
Learn about the National Wastewater Surveillance System, a new public health tool to understand COVID-19 spread in a community.
This document describes how to set up a Community Isolation Center for COVID-19 patients who are not able to isolate at home, but may not be ill enough to be hospitalized. This document is to be used in global settings, not in the US.

Learn how to protect therapy and service animals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow your local guidance for acceptable business and social practices. Follow CDC's general recommendations for protecting pets from infection, when possible.
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
Monitor and evaluate wearing masks as a community mitigation strategy for COVID-19 with CDC's action guide.
What you need to know about COVID-19 in children and teens, and what you can do if your child gets sick.
The purpose of this document is to provide employers with strategies for consideration of incorporating testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, into a workplace COVID-19 preparedness, response, and control plan.
CDC has developed interim guidance for how healthcare providers, laboratories, and public health staff should use antibody tests for COVID-19. These tests look for the presence of antibodies, which are specific proteins made in response to infections.
Provides guidance to K-12 schools on how to screen for COVID-19 symptoms as part of reopening schools in fall 2020.
Five things that people need to know about COVID-19, including how to slow the spread, know their risk, protect themselves, what to do when sick, how to get testing, and what the symptoms are.

If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure.
This guidance outlines key considerations for states and healthcare systems to consider strategies for transferring patients, staff, and supplies between health facilities to optimize patient care, balance resources, and minimize use of crisis care standards. One option is the identification of relief healthcare facilities and establishing or coordinating with existing federal, state, or regional Medical Operation Coordination Cells (MOCC). The implementation of the elements highlighted in this guidance can be found in the Federal MOCC Toolkit reference throughout.
Considerations for Long-Term Care Residents following COVID-19 Vaccination.
If you're an essential worker, it's important to find out where to get vaccinated as soon as it is available to you.
This toolkit provides web links, fact sheets, posters and other resources for childcare facilities and consumers.
If you have or think you might have COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people. Staying away from others helps stop the spread of COVID-19.
Most routine medical procedures or screenings can be performed before or after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

This document is provided by CDC and is intended for use in non-US healthcare settings. This document provides guidance on the identification or screening of healthcare workers and inpatients with suspected COVID-19.
If a child's parent or caregiver is sick with COVID-19, follow the steps below to help protect the child from infection.
This document is provided by CDC and is intended for use in non-US healthcare settings. This document provides guidance on the identification or screening of healthcare workers and inpatients with suspected COVID-19.
Appendices related to developing a case investigation and contact tracing plan.
COVID-19 causes more delayed symptoms and longer term ailments than most any viral disease. This CDC emergency responder kept finding more and more of them.
The purpose of this document is to guide the country's Lead Public Health Response Agency /Ministry coordinating the COVID-19 response in determining their emergency preparedness and response capacity needs.
CDC is working with state, local, territorial, academic, and commercial partners to better understand COVID-19 in the United States. Serology tests look for antibodies in blood. If antibodies are found, that means there has been a previous infection. Antibodies are proteins that can fight off infections.

Find CDC guidance to plan and respond throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
This guidance is to assist healthcare facilities in mitigating healthcare personnel staffing shortages that might occur because of COVID-19.
CDC is learning more about how COVID-19 spreads and affects people and communities. Read more about what we're finding out in our CDC publications, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and Emerging Infectious Diseases.
In collaboration with the NCI, CDC, and BARDA, the FDA has developed a comprehensive dataset to compare the performance characteristics of different serological tests that were independently evaluated using well-characterized sample panels of positive and negative specimens for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding laboratory testing, biosafety and COVID-19.
Strategies to ensure adequate provision of care for mildly to moderately ill COVID-19 patients, and delivery of other non-COVID-19 essential health services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19.
School district leadership, K-12 administrators, and directors of childcare programs can use the following materials to encourage COVID-19 vaccination.
Contact tracing is a key component of controlling transmission of infectious diseases. This document is for CDC country offices, ministries of health, sub-national public health authorities, and other implementing partners in non-US settings. While select adaptations may be relevant for any jurisdiction, the document focuses on adaptations that might be especially useful in low- and middle-income countries.
This guidance is for emergency planners who may need to consider local conditions, statutory authorities, resources, agreements, and other critical factors to plan for disaster sheltering of household pets, service animals, and support animals during the pandemic.

Living in prisons and jails puts you at higher risk for getting COVID-19, it is important to protect yourself and others
CDC has learned of reports that some people have experienced severe allergic reactions-also known as anaphylaxis-after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. As an example, an allergic reaction is considered severe when a person needs to be treated with epinephrine or EpiPen© or if they must go to the hospital. If you get a COVID-19 vaccine and you think you might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the vaccination site, seek immediate medical care by calling 911.
mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, they teach our cells how to make a protein-or even just a piece of a protein-that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. That immune response, which produces antibodies, is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.
Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for people aged 18 years and older.
This toolkit will help health departments develop their communications with communities about COVID-19 contact tracing.
People with developmental and behavioral disorders and those who care for them can take steps to prevent illness and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The objective of screening is to reduce the international spread of communicable disease by detecting departing travelers who are sick or who have been exposed to the disease and preventing them from leaving the country they are in (exit screening) or by detecting them upon arrival and directing them to appropriate care and follow up, as needed (entry screening).
This information is meant to help guide tribes with funeral and burial health and safety. This information also helps tribes plan for an increase in deaths within a community.
Considerations for rapid response team composition, structure, and roles for COVID-19 response.

Public Health Recommendations for People in U.S. Communities Exposed to a Person with Known or Suspected COVID-19, other than Health Workers or other Critical Infrastructure Workers
Learn about deployment process considerations for COVID-19 rapid response teams.
Learn about post-deployment process considerations for COVID-19 rapid response teams.
Guidance for U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Staff for the Establishment and Management of Public Health Rapid Response Teams for Disease Outbreaks: COVID-19 Disease Supplement
Safety is a top priority for COVID-19 vaccines. Learn how the U.S. vaccine safety system is ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
Ventilation is one component of maintaining healthy environments, and is an important COVID-19 prevention strategy for schools and child care programs.
Infection prevention and control information for non-US healthcare settings and non-US national government officials working on COVID-19 response.
Health care providers should contact their local/state health department immediately to notify them of patients with fever and lower respiratory illness who they suspect may have COVID-19.
A Contact Tracer's Guide for COVID-19 focuses on communication strategies for contact interviews and provides suggested language for each topic area covered in an interview.

Provides questions and answers about homelessness and COVID-19.
This webpage shares the steps taken by health departments to conduct contact tracing for both individuals who have been diagnosed with and exposed to COVID-19.
In collaboration with the NCI, CDC, and BARDA, the FDA has developed a comprehensive dataset to compare the performance characteristics of different serological tests that were independently evaluated using well-characterized sample panels of positive and negative specimens for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.
Virtual forum to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine aims to ensure the exchange of information. It will provide practical information on the most effective strategies for building trust in COVID-19 vaccination, using data effectively to optimize vaccine implementation, and maximizing equitable access to vaccine.
This web page contains COVID-19 staffing guidance for state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments.
This section provides steps and consideration that jurisdictions can use to develop a protocol for the tracing of close contacts.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Checklist: Older Persons
Steps that healthcare facilities can take to prepare for an outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among patients and staff.
Contact tracing is used by health departments to prevent the spread of infectious diseased. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who have an infectious disease (cases) and people who they came in contact with (contacts) and working with them to interrupt disease spread. For COVID-19, this includes asking people with cases to isolate and their contacts to quarantine at home voluntarily.

This document focuses on communication strategies for case interviews and provides suggested language for case investigators as they cover each topic area during an interview.
Coronavirus Self-Checker is a tool to help you make decisions on when to seek testing and appropriate medical care.
Information for parents about a condition associated with COVID-19 called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).
This document is meant to assist Ministries of Health and their point-of-entry (POE) partners in determining whether and how to conduct traveler screening at POE for coronavirus (COVID-19).
This update provides additional clarification around traditional contact tracing and guidance on source investigation (reverse or bi-directional contact tracing). This update specifically outlines the full parameters of case investigation which routinely involves attempts to identify the potential source of infection and identify people who may have been exposed (contacts) to the disease to interrupt transmission.
Guidance for healthcare professionals who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.
These recommendations are intended to be used by healthcare facilities and public health authorities in non-US healthcare settings, particularly focusing on low- and middle-income countries, assisting with the management of HCWs exposed to a person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
COVID-19 guidance and tools to help tribal organizations make decisions, communicate with their members, and protect their families and communities.

This document is intended to be professionally generated as a job aid for distribution via CDC country offices to local Ministries of Health or National Public Health Institutes with the intent to be given to facilities with frontline healthcare workers doing contact tracing, case investigations, community outreach, or in other ways working with potential contacts. It is meant to serve as a visualization for these individuals to understand the contact tracing process flow, the need for daily monitoring of all contacts, and what will cause the need for a case investigation.
As some communities in the United States consider opening or begin to open public beaches, CDC offers the following considerations for steps beach managers can take to help protect their staff and beach visitors, both in the water and on land, and slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
This page lists several actions you can take to reduce your risk of getting or spreading the virus when you go to public swim areas, such as beaches, pools, water playgrounds, and hot tubs.
This new guidance further refines prioritization recommendations and presents emerging modeling data regarding timeframes for effectiveness.
Attending a sporting event? Take action before, during, and after the game to lower your risk of getting or spreading COVID-19.
List of COVID-19 resources for people with disabilities and those who support them

When planning to host or attend a holiday celebration, consider the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 during different activities.
Limited information is available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness, transmission efficiency, and the duration of viral shedding for persons with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This guidance is based on available information about COVID-19 and subject to change as additional information becomes available.
Testing 1-3 days before and 2-5 days after travel may reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when combined with everyday precautions like wearing masks, social distancing, and handwashing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes and in airports and at travelers' destinations.
Guidance and tools to help administrators of correctional and detention facilities make decisions and protect and communicate with staff, people who are incarcerated, and their communities during COVID-19.
Separate yourself from others if you have COVID-19.
To Scott Santibanez, the call sounded like a routine request in a 22-year career at CDC that has been filled with such calls. It proved to be anything but.
Clinicians, discover how you can best care for your hospitalized patients with a confirmed infection caused by novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

People who use drugs or have substance use disorder and medical professionals can find resources about drug use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suggestions for individuals, partners, and ministries of health to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in low-resource environments and considerations associated with each measure.
Adolescents' social, emotional, or mental well-being may be impacted by the pandemic. Learn what you can do to help ensure their well-being.
Customizable content to promote COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers
: CDC has an overarching strategy for learning more about how many people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and how it is spreading through the U.S. population. This strategy includes using serology testing for surveillance to better understand how many infections with SARS-CoV-2 have occurred including conducting large-scale geographic surveys, community-level surveys, and special population surveys.
Help K-12 schools operate safely. Combine steps to limit spread of COVID-19.
Information on COVID-19 Partner Update Call - Women, Caregiving, and COVID-19: A Delicate Balancing Act
Information on how COVID-19 affects animals and animal products

Learn school meal distribution models that follow core mitigation strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Key Resources for health departments on how to get and keep America open.
Learn COVID-19 operational considerations to implement immunization services in non-US countries with low or middle incomes.