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.

Masks Protect You & Me

Masks Protect You & Me

Masks are a two-way street

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Masks are an additional step to help prevent people from getting and spreading COVID-19. They are a simple barrier to help prevent your respiratory droplets from reaching others and others respiratory droplets from reaching you. Wear a mask and take every day preventive actions in public settings.

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Masks are a two-way street. Masks protect you and me.
An illustration with three boxes. Two of the boxes have a person wearing a mask facing forward and the third box has two people wearing masks and painting the wall of a room.
When we all wear masks, we take care of each other and everyone is protected.
An illustration with three boxes. Two of the boxes have a person wearing a mask facing forward and the third box has two people wearing masks and playing a game on a table.
Take these 5 steps for the most protection.
  • Wear masks
  • Stay 6 feet apart
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid poorly ventilated places
  • Wash your hands