CDC has updated its guidance for people who are fully vaccinated. See Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.
CDC recommends schools continue to use the current COVID-19 prevention strategies for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more
Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more

Laws and Regulations

Laws and Regulations
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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.

  • Temporary Protection from Eviction
    CDC has issued an order that temporarily protects tenants facing certain financial hardships from being evicted from their homes. The hardships are defined by the order and are specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • COVID-19 Test or Proof of Recovery Needed for Arrival in the US
    Air passengers arriving in the United States from a foreign country must present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flights. The test must not be more than three days old. Alternatively, passengers may present documentation showing that they have recovered from COVID-19.
  • Travel Suspended from Countries Experiencing Certain Infectious Disease Outbreaks
    CDC’s director may suspend the right of passengers to enter the United States from another country:
    • If the country passengers are departing from is experiencing an infectious disease outbreak that quarantine may be needed to fight.
    • And if suspending entry from the country where the outbreak is occurring is needed to protect public health in the United States.
  • Temporary Halt to Expulsion of Unaccompanied Minorspdf icon
    During COVID-19, a CDC order called for the expulsion of unaccompanied, noncitizen minors who entered the United States illegally from Mexico or Canada. The implementation of this order has been temporarily halted until the order can be further assessed.
U.S. Government Response

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