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.

Lowering a Travel Health Notice Level

Lowering a Travel Health Notice Level

Lowering a Travel Health Notice Level

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  • Monitor all primary criteria satisfied for 28 consecutive days
    • Incidence rate for destinations with population greater than 200,000
    • New Case Count for destinations with a population of 200,000 or less
    • New Case Trajectory is stable of decreasing
  • If “NO,” DO NOT change level and continue to monitor
    • If “YES,” monitor secondary criteria – Secondary criteria are met when hospitalization rates are stable or decreasing and cumulative testing positivity rates are in line with primary criteria data.
  • If “NO,” DO NOT change level and continue to monitor
  • If “YES,” Lower the Travel Health Notice to the appropriate level