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.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 for School Administrators

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 for School Administrators

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 for School Administrators are based on CDC’s Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools.



Physical Distancing

Testing and Screening

Close Contacts, Contact Tracing, and Quarantine

CDC provides guidance for conducting contact tracing in K-12 schools. Guidance includes information on how to prepare for a case in the school, develop policies that support contact tracing, and collaborate with local public health authorities. In addition, CDC released the Toolkit for Responding to COVID-19 Cases to assist K-12 administrators with implementation of contact tracing, including quarantine, isolation, and determination of close contacts. Please reference this toolkit for more information and guidance about quarantine and isolation;  customizable case, close contact, and isolation notification letters; and decision trees to determine close contacts.  


Sports and Activities



Cases, Clusters, and Outbreaks

Community Transmission