Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, get vaccinated as soon as you can and wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
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.

Clinical Care Information for COVID-19

Clinical Care Information for COVID-19
Updated Apr. 17, 2021

Clinical Care Guidance

Clinical information on patients with COVID-19, including:

  • Clinical presentation and course
  • Lab and radiographic findings

Ending Home Isolation

When COVID-19 patients can be around others if the patient is:

  • With symptoms
  • Without symptoms
  • Immunocompromised

Managing COVID-19 Patients

Treatment

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides treatment and management recommendations for COVID-19 patients. Their treatment guidelines are updated regularly based on new data.

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.