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Traveling long distances to visit a park may contribute to the spread of COVID-19. Visit parks that are close to your home and follow guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission. Read more at our page on visiting parks and recreational facilities.

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The David J. Sencer CDC Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, uses award-winning exhibits and innovative programing to educate visitors about the value of public health, and presents the rich heritage and vast accomplishments of CDC. The CDC Museum is the only part of CDC open to the public. Schedule your visit today! Admission and parking are free.


CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and community spread in the United States. Learn more about what we’re doing to protect and prepare communities.

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CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. View CDC’s Official Mission Statements/Organizational Charts to learn more about CDC′s organizational structure.

I Am CDC - Meet the Staff

I joined CDC in 2008, a childhood dream of mine after watching the evening news, and hearing CDC reports on disease outbreaks and chronic disease trends.

CDC Works for You 24-7

CDC is the nation’s health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. CDC increases the health security of our nation.

Page last reviewed: May 15, 2020