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.

Use Masks to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Use Masks to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Types of Masks
To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, CDC continues to recommend that you wear the most protect mask you can, that fits well and that you will wear consistently. Learn about the types of masks.
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Who Should Wear a Mask?
  • People, including children older than 2, should wear a mask in indoor public places if they are:
    • Not fully vaccinated
    • Fully vaccinated and in an area with substantial or high transmission
    • Fully vaccinated and with weakened immune systems
  • In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.
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Unvaccinated Family Members

Learn the best ways to protect your unvaccinated family members

After Vaccination

These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated

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