Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
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.

Stop the spread of Covid-19

Project Spotlight

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum Forging Partnerships

Populations of focus: People from Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AA and NH/PI) communities who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 (including disproportionately affected essential workers, multigenerational households, and people with diabetes) in the metropolitan areas of Seattle, Washington and New York City, New York; Northern California; and all islands of Hawaii

Purpose: Create (AA and NH/PI) community partnerships to provide translated COVID-19 messages to meet the unique needs, strengths, and preferences of the communities.

Partners: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health, Pacific Islander Center of Primary Care Excellence, Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington, Papa Ola Lokahi, Progressive Vietnamese American Organization, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, Tzu Chi USA, and Vietnamese American Roundtable

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COVID-19 Health Equity Projects