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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.
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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.

Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Age Group

Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Age Group
Updated Nov. 22, 2021
Rate ratios compared to 18- to 29-year-olds1
Rate compared to 18-29 years old1 0-4 years old 5-17 years old 18-29 years old 30-39 years old 40-49 years old 50-64 years old 65-74 years old 75-84 years old 85+ years old
Cases2 <1x 1x Reference group 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Hospitalization3 <1x <1x Reference group 2x 2x 4x 5x 8x 10x
Death4 <1x <1x Reference group 4x 10x 25x 65x 150x 370x

All rates are relative to the 18- to 29-year-old age category. This group was selected as the reference group because it has accounted for the largest cumulative number of COVID-19 cases compared to other age groups. Sample interpretation: Compared with 18- to 29-year-olds, the rate of death is four times higher in 30- to 39-year-olds, and 370 times higher in those who are 85 years and older. (In the table, a rate of 1x indicates no difference compared to the 18- to 29-year-old age category.)

References

1 Rates are expressed as whole numbers, with values less than 10 rounded to the nearest integer, two-digit numbers rounded to nearest multiple of five, and numbers greater than 100 rounded to two significant digits.

2 Includes all cases reported by state and territorial jurisdictions (through November 15, 2021, accessed on November 16, 2021). The denominators used to calculate rates were based on the 2019 Vintage populationexternal icon.

3 Includes all hospitalizations reported through COVID-NET (from March 1, 2020 through November 6, 2021 accessed on November 16, 2021). Rates were standardized to the 2020 US standard COVID-NET catchment population.

4 Includes all deaths in National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) provisional death counts (through November 6, 2021, accessed on November 16, 2021). The denominators used to calculate rates were based on the 2019 Vintage population estimates.