Important update: Healthcare facilities
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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.
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.
Travel requirements to enter the United States are changing, starting November 8, 2021. More information is available here.

Health Equity in Action

Health Equity in Action

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Health equity is achieved when everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. We all have a role to play to address injustices and overcome obstacles to health and health care. During the COVID-19 response, CDC continues to focus its health equity efforts on populations placed at higher risk for COVID-19 and other severe outcomes. Learn more about CDC’s work with funded partners to help reduce health disparities related to COVID-19 by reading the project showcases below.

Visit the CDC COVID-19 Response Health Equity Strategy to learn more.

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Project Spotlight

Long COVID & Fatiguing Illnesses Recovery Program (LC & FIRP)

Populations of focus: Essential and frontline workers, Non-U.S.-born persons (including immigrants and migrants), People experiencing homelessness, People with lower incomes, People with substance abuse disorders, People with disabilities, People from racial and ethnic minority groups, including Hispanic, Non-Hispanic Black, Asian, AI/AN, NHPI, and others, People from LGBTQ+ communities, Older adults (age 65+), and People who are uninsured or underinsured

Purpose: Improve the health of patients in medically underserved communities who have long COVID and other complex chronic conditions with similar symptoms.  Many Americans suffering from long COVID have an ongoing illness and/or disability. Communities that are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 have limited access to specialty clinics designed for post-COVID care. Primary care providers serving these communities are also facing challenges in managing complex post-COVID conditions among their patients.  More on LC & FIRPexternal icon

Partners: Family Health Centers of San Diego, University of Washington Post COVID Clinic Rehabilitation and Recovery, The Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) Institute of the University of New Mexico, Western Regional Public Health Training Center at the University of Colorado, Ata Strategies

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COVID-19 Health Equity Projects