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.

Southern Border Toolkit for Partners

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.

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Social Media

US Border Messages (English)

Facebook Sample Message

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

Twitter Sample Message

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

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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US Border Messages (Spanish)

Facebook Sample Message

¿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

Twitter Sample Message

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

Holiday Messages (English)

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Keep your family and community safer this Christmas by getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before you travel. www.vaccines.gov

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I’m fully vaccinated against COVID-19 because I don’t want to put my family at risk. Help protect your friends and family by getting fully vaccinated before you travel. www.vaccines.gov

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I’m fully vaccinated against COVID-19 because I know it helps protect my family. Do the same for yours—get fully vaccinated. www.vaccines.gov

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The best thing about the holidays is being with family & loved ones. Get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 2 weeks before seeing them to protect the ones you love. www.vaccines.gov

Holiday Messages (Spanish)

Sample Message

Mantén más segura a tu familia y comunidad esta Navidad vacunándote completamente contra el COVID-19. www.vacunas.gov

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Me vacuné completamente contra el COVID-19 porque sé que protege a mi familia. Haz lo mismo y vacúnate completamente. www.vacunas.gov

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Me vacuné completamente contra el COVID-19 para no poner en riesgo a mi familia. Haz lo mismo y protege a la tuya. www.vacunas.gov

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Lo mejor de fin de año es estar con la familia. No dejes que el COVID-19 te lo impida: vacúnate completamente. www.vacunas.gov

US Government Partner Messages

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

Use WhatsApp to Find a COVID-19 Vaccine
CDC Mi Chat Sobre Vacunas COVID

Protect Your Loved Ones From COVID-19 (English)

QR Code: Use WhatsApp to Find a COVID-19 Vaccine

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.

Print Resources

A Guide for Community Partners: Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among Members of Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

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

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Safe and Effective COVID-19 Vaccines Are now Available

This fotonovela aims to promote COVID-19 vaccination and features comic-book style graphics that tell the story of a daycare worker’s decision to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Poster - Stop the Spread of Germs

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.

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Wash your hands!

This prevention poster shows travelers and others the steps they can take to wash their hands properly and prevent the spread of germs.

Radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

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)

Additional PSAs are available here.

Videos

Mask up, Lather Up, and Sleeve Up to Fight Flu

Mask up, Lather Up, and Sleeve Up to Fight Flu

Web Content