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.
UPDATE
Travel requirements to enter the United States are changing, starting November 8, 2021. More information is available here.

Testing for COVID-19

Testing for COVID-19
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Coronavirus Self-Checker

A tool to help you make decisions on when to seek testing and medical care.

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COVID-19 Viral Testing Tool

A tool to help you understand COVID-19 testing options.

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Self-Testing Videos
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How to Use a Self-Test

Interested in performing a COVID-19 test at home? This short video explains the basics of how to purchase a self-test, collect a specimen, perform the test, and dispose of the test.

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How to Interpret Self-Test Results

COVID-19 self-tests can be used at home and can provide quick results. This short video offers tips on how to interpret test results.

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