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.

Schools, Child Care, and Colleges

Schools, Child Care, and Colleges
Updated Nov. 1, 2021
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Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention

Strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain safe operations in schools, child care programs, and institutions of higher education.

K-12 Schools
ECE/Child Care Programs
Colleges, Universities, and Higher Learning

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Protect yourself and your community by getting your COVID-19 vaccine and wearing a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission, even if you are fully vaccinated.

For Parents and Caregivers
For Administrators, Teachers, and Staff
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Science Brief

Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools can be limited with strict implementation of layered mitigation strategies.

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Print Resources

Printable posters and graphics developed to help you communicate COVID-19 recommendations in your school.

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Archived Content

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