Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
UPDATE
Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.
UPDATE
The White House announced that vaccines will be required for international travelers coming into the United States, with an effective date of November 8, 2021. For purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include FDA approved or authorized and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines. More information is available here.
UPDATE
Travel requirements to enter the United States are changing, starting November 8, 2021. More information is available here.

Responder Stories

Responder Stories
Updated Nov. 30, 2021
Responders waiting in line to enter hospital

CDC has thousands of responders supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about their unique stories.

Image of Dr. Chelsea Anderson, Georgia Aquarium; Amanda Feldpausch, Georgia Department of Public Health, Ria Ghai, One Health Office, CDC
The CDC That Never Sleeps

When Bob Briley retired as a firefighter and paramedic in West Palm Beach, FL to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), he was accustomed to a 24/7 schedule with a certain level of unpredictability. He also knew that his poised under pressure temperament was an asset to his success. When he brought that skill set to CDC in 2009 as a Deployment Briefing Coordinator during H1N1, he may have solidified his path as one who works in the places that never sleep.

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