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.
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.

Environmental Health Practitioners

Environmental Health Practitioners

Get Resources and Guidance from CDC and other Trusted Sources

Updated Aug. 6, 2020

Audience: Environmental health practitioners who need information on how to safely provide environmental health services and keep the public protected from environmental hazards during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congregate Facilities and Shelters

Cleaning, Waste and Rodents

Cleaning and disinfecting

Solid waste and debris

Rodent Control

  • Rodent Control Programs
    Rodent activity is increasing in some jurisdictions. Rodent control and surveillance are critical for protecting public health during responses to natural disasters and public health emergency.

Food and Water Safety

Food Safety for Food Facilities

Food Safety for Consumers

  • Basic Food Safety
    Important information on handling delivered food safely and obtaining food from safe sources

Water Safety

Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

Air Quality

  • Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19
    Know how wildfire smoke can affect you and your loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to protect yourselves.
  • COVID-19 and Seasonal Allergies FAQs
    COVID-19 and seasonal allergies share many symptoms, but because some of the symptoms are similar, it may be difficult to tell the difference between them, and you may need to get a test to confirm your diagnosis.