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

Clinical Care Information for COVID-19

Clinical Care Information for COVID-19
Updated Nov. 23, 2022
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Caring for Patients

Clinical considerations for children and adults with COVID-19, including clinical diagnosis, management, and more.

Clinical Care Considerations
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Managing COVID-19 Patients

Quick Reference

Highlights key COVID-19 clinical information for healthcare providers and provides selected links to full guidance.

A special message on nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid) to clinicians from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH
COVID-19 Preventive Medication

Patients who are moderately or severely immunocompromised or severely allergic to COVID-19 vaccines may be eligible for EVUSHELD that can help prevent them from getting COVID-19. For more information about EVUSHELD™, including considerations for variants that may not be neutralized by EVUSHELD™, see FDA’s Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers.

Guidance by Patient Type

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

Healthcare providers who have cared or are caring for patients younger than 21 years of age meeting criteria for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) should report suspected cases to their local, state, or territorial health department.

For additional reporting questions, please contact CDC’s 24-hour Emergency Operations Center at 770-488-7100.

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