Southern Border Toolkit for Partners
CDC created this toolkit for partners – including state and local health departments, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and community outreach groups – to provide timely, effective, and culturally appropriate COVID-19 messaging to serve those who live, work, and travel along the United States-Mexico border.
This toolkit helps partners share CDC resources and content with their community, as well as develop their own COVID-19 materials.Find additional Spanish resources
The United States has new international travel requirements. Learn what you need to enter the U.S.:
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Do you cross a US land border for work or other essential travel? Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. Cross only for essential reasons, avoid close contact with others, wear a mask, and clean your hands often – wash them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
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If you cross a US land border, help prevent #COVID19. Cross only for essential reasons, avoid close contact with others, wear a mask & wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. https://bit.ly/2FcfSh6external icon
Protect Your Loved Ones From COVID-19
Traveling to reconnect with loved ones? Protect them from COVID-19 by getting fully vaccinated before your trip.
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¿Cruzas una frontera terrestre de los EE. UU. por trabajo u otros motivos esenciales? Protégete a ti y a tu comunidad del COVID-19. Cruza solo por motivos esenciales, evita el contacto cercano con los demás, usa una mascarilla y límpiate las manos con frecuencia: lávatelas con agua y jabón por al menos 20 segundos o usa un desinfectante de manos que contenga al menos un 60 % de alcohol. https://espanol.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
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Si cruzas una frontera terrestre de los EE. UU., prevén el #COVID19. Cruza solo si es esencial, evita el contacto cercano, usa mascarilla y lávate las manos con frecuencia o usa desinfectante de manos con al menos 60 % de alcohol. https://bit.ly/2XTHWwlexternal icon
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Starting November 8, fully vaccinated, non-citizen travelers can enter the U.S. land and ferry border crossings for non-essential travel. Learn more about the new @DHSgov rules: https://go.usa.gov/xeKuHexternal icon
Starting November 8, fully vaccinated, non-citizen travelers arriving at a U.S. land port of entry or ferry terminal should be prepared with appropriate documentation upon their arrival. https://go.usa.gov/xeKuHexternal icon
Protect Your Loved Ones From COVID-19 (English)
A Spanish-language chatbox, Mi Chat Sobre Vacunas COVID (“My Chat about COVID vaccines”), helps people find vaccine locations and free transportation to those locations. The chatbox also gives information about COVID-19 vaccines, like side effects and why getting vaccinated is important.
Access the chatbox by:
Following this link: https://api.whatsapp.com/send/?phone=18336361122&text=hola&app_absent=0external icon
Messaging “hola” to: 1-833-636-1122.
A Guide for Community Partners: Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among Members of Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities
This guide is a resource for organizations with community-level reach that are looking to get engaged in or support COVID-19 vaccination confidence and access in racial and ethnic minority communities. 8.5″W x 11″H
Stop the Spread of Germs Poster
This prevention poster reminds travelers and others to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by keeping distance from other people; wearing a mask in public; covering their mouth if they cough or sneeze; avoiding touching their eyes, nose, and mouth; washing their hands with soap and water; and staying home when sick.
People At Risk for Severe Illness
Three Steps for Older Adults
Stay Healthy if You Are Pregnant
CDC COVID-19 PSA Travelers Returning Home
Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Long)
Follow State and Local Guidance
Additional PSAs are available here.
- Las vacunas contra el COVID-19: Seguridad – Mateo 15 segundos media icon[MP4 – 769 kb]
- Las vacunas contra el COVID-19: Seguridad – Rosa 15 segundos media icon[MP4 – 756 kb]
- COVID-19 Vaccines PSA: Safety – Mateo 30 seconds media icon[MP4 – 2.2 mb]
- COVID-19 Vaccines PSA: Safety – Mateo 15 seconds media icon[MP4 – 735 kb]
- Las vacunas contra el COVID-19: Fertilidad – Dr. Castillo, 15 segundos media icon[MP4 – 26.2 mb]