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.

Guidance for Health Departments about COVID-19 Testing in the Community

Guidance for Health Departments about COVID-19 Testing in the Community
Updated Aug. 30, 2021
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NewOperation Expanded Testing

Operation Expanded Testing (OpET) provides no-cost screening testing for schools, underserved populations, and congregate settings.

About OpET

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Testing Overview

Considerations and current CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19 testing strategies

Performing Broad-Based Testing

Considerations and practical tips for health departments and healthcare providers

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