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.

Data and Reporting

Data and Reporting
Updated Sept. 16, 2021
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HHS and CDC announced revisions to COVID-19 laboratory reporting guidance that will go into effect on April 4, 2022. The new guidance still requires the reporting of all results for NAAT tests. For non-NAAT tests (rapid or antigen test results), the new guidance requires the reporting of positive tests and makes the reporting of negative results optional.

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Laboratory Data Reporting: CARES Act Section 18115

Guidance until April 4, 2022

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Laboratory Data Reporting: CARES Act Section 18115

Guidance goes into effect April 4, 2022

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