CDC has updated its guidance for people who are fully vaccinated. See Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.
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Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
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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.

Guidance for Healthcare Workers about COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Testing

Guidance for Healthcare Workers about COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Testing
Updated June 14, 2021
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Testing Overview

Summary of considerations and current CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19 testing strategies

Testing Overview

Performing Broad-Based Testing

Prepare for broad-based viral testing in facilities after known or suspected SARS-CoV-2 exposure or when there is moderate to substantial transmission in the community.

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COVID-19 Viral Testing Tool

A tool to help healthcare providers quickly access the most relevant, actionable information to determine what type(s) of COVID-19 testing they should recommend. After test results are in, the tool can help interpret test results and guide next steps.

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