Coronavirus News and Updates

CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State
View a map showing the number of confirmed cases in each state of the new COVID-19 variant (B.1.1.7) in the United States.
Learn about the distinctive challenges facing rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and how rural communities can respond.
Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new cases.
COVID-19 can affect your respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), cause an asthma attack, and possibly lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease.
People with disabilities and those who support them can take steps to prevent illness and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People with developmental and behavioral disorders and those who care for them can take steps to prevent illness and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forecasts show national and state level cumulative reported and predicted deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. CDC is working with partners to bring together weekly COVID-19 forecasts in one place.
Access tools and resources from CDC's global COVID webinars.
Until we learn more about how this virus affects animals, treat pets as you would other human family members to protect them from a possible infection.

People who use drugs or have substance use disorder and medical professionals can find information about drug use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.
Suggestions for individuals, partners, and ministries of health to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in low-resource environments and considerations associated with each measure.
Forecasts show national and state level cumulative reported and predicted deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
CDC works with partners to bring together weekly forecasts for COVID-19 deaths in one place. These forecasts have been developed independently and shared publicly. It is important to bring these forecasts together to help understand how they compare with each other and how much uncertainty there is about what may happen in the upcoming four weeks.
This webpage describes the criteria for and status of cruise ship response plans required for crew disembarkation with commercial travel.
Winter holiday gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. Follow these tips to make your winter holidays safer.
COVID 19 classroom setup for schools and childcare programs

Strategies to ensure adequate provision of care for mildly to moderately ill COVID-19 patients, and delivery of other non-COVID-19 essential health services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
List of public service announcements related to coronavirus.
People who have recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their blood that may help treat people who have recently contracted the virus. But this treatment needs eligible Americans to help by donating their plasma.
Find COVID-19 resources for non U.S.-setting healthcare personnel, public health professionals, and communities.
Find resources for global COVID-19 surveillance, contract tracing, and investigations.
Find CDC guidance to plan and respond throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Communication Resources for Travelers regarding travel health alerts and COVID-19.
Learn about COVID-19 vaccine planning, how vaccine recommendations will be made, and the work going into ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
Most confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported from China have occurred in adults.
COVIDTracer is a spreadsheet-based tool that allows state- and local-level public health officials and policy makers to compare between three different contact tracing/monitoring strategies.

Federal staffing resources for health departments.
Schools play an important role in educating students about disease prevention within their homes and communities. Many children and adolescents rely on key services provided by schools, such as school meal programs. Schools are considered safe havens for children who might be experiencing various forms of abuse or violence. This document provides suggestions for mitigating risks for COVID-19 transmission in schools in low-resource, international settings
Learn the 10 things healthcare professionals need to know about where U.S. COVID-19 vaccination planning currently stands.
Increased stress can lead to increases in alcohol and substance use. If you or someone you care about is starting to use alcohol or other substances, or is increasing their use during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are resources that may help.
Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Provides a tool to help parents, caregivers, and guardians weigh risks and benefits of in-person and virtual learning to decide how to send children back to school.
The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.

Safety is a top priority for COVID-19 vaccines. Learn how the U.S. vaccine safety system is ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
This page includes information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers and travel-related industries.
Learn how to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 in dialysis facilities.
COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkits for Medical Centers, Clinics, and Pharmacies, Long-term Care Facilities, Essential Workers, Community Based Organizations
The following print-only materials have been developed to support v-safe and vaccine safety.
Multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants are circulating globally, and several new variants emerged in the fall of 2020. Scientists are working to learn more about these variants to better understand how easily they might be transmitted and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them. Currently, there is no evidence that these variants cause more severe illness or increased risk of death.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global health threat and CDC is committed to stopping the global spread. CDC has a long history of improving public health capacity throughout the world to contain outbreaks at their source and minimize their impact.
Access tools, workflow, and program guidance for COVID-19 contact tracing.

Strategy defines CDC program priorities & guides development of criteria for monitoring & evaluating impact for CDC's global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This toolkit provides web links, fact sheets, posters and other resources for childcare facilities and consumers.
Answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine cost, availability, and types.
Information and frequently asked questions about requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States
Overview of what you should know about the different COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine types and how they work to provide protection against COVID-19, which vaccines have been authorized and recommended in the United States, and which are in Phase 3 clinical trials.
Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test for All Air Passengers Arriving from the UK to the US
Since November 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) has reported a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in London and southeast England. This rapid increase in cases has been linked to a different version-or variant-of the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).
Considerations for rapid response team composition, structure, and roles for COVID-19 response.
Lower the likelihood of being exposed to COVID-19 by meeting people who don't live with you outdoors. Read options for indoor and outdoor activities.

Toolkit to help keep K-12 school students and teachers safe during COVID-19 outbreak.
Guidance and tools to help businesses make decisions, protect their staff, and communicate with their communities.
Guidance and tools to help youth sports administrators and coaches make decisions, protect their players and staff, and communicate with their communities.
Guidance and tools to help domestic travelers make decisions and protect themselves and others from getting sick.
COVID-19 guidance and tools to help owners, administrators, or operators of shared housing facilities make decisions, protect, and communicate with residents, staff, and public health officials.
Guidance and tools to help community and faith-based organizations make decisions, protect their employees, volunteers, and members, and communicate with their communities.
Guidance and tools to help youth sports administrators and coaches make decisions, protect their players and staff, and communicate with their communities.
Videos, Social Media, PSAs, Print Resources, Checklists, FAQs, and Web Resources to help colleges and universities protect students, faculty and staff.
Guidance and tools to help older adults and other people at higher risk protect themselves and their families. These resources can also help people who work with populations at higher risk make decisions, protect themselves and others, and communicate with their communities.

COVID-19 guidance and tools to help tribal organizations make decisions, communicate with their members, and protect their families and communities.
COVID-19 guidance and tools to help retirement communities make decisions, protect their residents and staff, and communicate with their communities.
Guidance and tools to help homeless service providers make decisions and protect and communicate with staff and with people who are experiencing homelessness during COVID-19
This toolkit provides web links, fact sheets, posters, and other resources for summer camp administrators, parents and attendees.
This toolkit provides COVID-19 related web links, fact sheets, social media and other resources for young adults age 18 to 24.
This Toolkit provides web links, social media, posters and other COVID-19 related resources for people 15 to 17.
Employers, use this toolkit to plan, prepare, and respond as you reintegrate employees into the workplace.
When planning to host or attend a holiday celebration, consider the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 during different activities.
COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Protect Your Community: get answers to common questions and accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Information about COVID-19 in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities
This document aims to provide critical COVID-19 information metrics by technical area that response leaders in non-U.S. settings can request to aid in informing COVID-19 response decisions. This document includes a set of core metrics within 10 technical areas for response leaders to help monitor response progress and guide decision making.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ongoing mitigation guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for retirement communities.
Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new hospitalizations.
Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new hospitalizations.
Testing 1-3 days before and 2-5 days after travel may reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when combined with everyday precautions like wearing masks, social distancing, and handwashing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes and in airports and at travelers' destinations.
Cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.
Markets are a critical place of commerce and a source of many essential goods, but they can pose potential risks for COVID-19 transmission. This document provides suggestions for mitigating COVID-19 transmission in markets in low-resource settings and describes considerations associated with each mitigation measure.

Learn COVID-19 operational considerations to implement immunization services in non-US countries with low or middle incomes.
If essential malaria interventions are significantly disrupted due to COVID-19 challenges, numbers of malaria cases will significantly increase, and death rates could double.
This document provides suggestions for how Community Health Workers can support home-based care in low resource settings, including different actions community health workers can take to support patients, their families, and their communities during COVID-19, and how to identify which people are eligible for home-based care.
Answers to frequently asked questions concerning how administrators, teachers, and parents should respond to COVID-19.
Guidance and tools to help administrators of correctional and detention facilities make decisions and protect and communicate with staff, people who are incarcerated, and their communities during COVID-19.
Strategies to ensure adequate provision of care for mildly to moderately ill COVID-19 patients, and delivery of other non-COVID-19 essential health services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Resources for State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Health Departments
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding laboratory testing, biosafety and COVID-19.
The objective of screening is to reduce the international spread of communicable disease by detecting departing travelers who are sick or who have been exposed to the disease and preventing them from leaving the country they are in (exit screening) or by detecting them upon arrival and directing them to appropriate care and follow up, as needed (entry screening).

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination in correctional and detention centers. For general information about COVID-19 vaccine, please see the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Information page.
COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are a normal sign that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
Vaccinating LTCF residents will save lives. Making sure LTCF residents can receive COVID-19 vaccination as soon as vaccines are available will help save the lives of those who are most at risk of dying from COVID-19. According to ACIP's recommendations, long-term care facility residents include adults who reside in facilities that provide a range of services, including medical and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently. The communal nature of LTCFs and the population served (generally older adults often with underlying medical conditions) puts facility residents at increased risk of infection and severe illness from COVID-19
CDC's rapid risk assessment protocol for point of entry capacity provides a qualitative assessment tool for determining public health needs and capabilities at a point of entry (POE) to address Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) preparedness and response. This qualitative assessment tool is meant to complement other more quantitative tools for POE assessment.
Provides guidance on how and when to wash your hands to prevent COVID-19.
Guidance for U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Staff for the Establishment and Management of Public Health Rapid Response Teams for Disease Outbreaks: COVID-19 Disease Supplement Infographic
High-density urban areas, including global big cities, may face challenges implementing COVID-19 mitigation measures due to space limitations within and between households and limited water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure. This document offers suggestions for community mitigation measures in densely populated, international, low-resource settings.
Help protect faith and community volunteers stay safe in the context of COVID-19, when providing spiritual and psychosocial support.
CDC offers considerations for ways in which schools can help protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Learn how to plan various size gatherings during COVID-19 to enhance the protection of individuals and communities.
Because the supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is expected to be limited at first, CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. CDC made this recommendation on December 3, 2020, and based it on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts.
Because COVID-19 is a new disease with new vaccines, you may have questions about what happens before, during, and after your appointment to get vaccinated. These tips will help you know what to expect when you get vaccinated, what information your provider will give you, and resources you can use to monitor your health after you are vaccinated.
If a visitor needs to be in your home, improving ventilation (air flow) can help prevent virus particles from accumulating in the air in your home. Good ventilation, along with other preventive actions, like staying 6 feet apart and wearing masks, can help prevent you from getting and spreading Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.
Separate yourself from others if you have COVID-19.
This document offers operational considerations for maintaining essential HIV services in low-resource settings in the context of COVID-19.

Messages and graphics to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and preparing for the potential of community spread in the United States.
Learn more about how at-home testing and collection allow you to collect a specimen at home and either send it to a testing facility or perform the test at home.
Healthcare personnel who are pregnant or breastfeeding may get vaccinated for COVID-19, but there are many considerations that go into that decision.
Suggestions for individuals, partners, and ministries of health to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in low-resource environments and considerations associated with each measure.
Until more information becomes available, precautions should be taken in handling specimens that are suspected or confirmed for SARS-CoV-2.
Health care providers should contact their local/state health department immediately to notify them of patients with fever and lower respiratory illness who they suspect may have COVID-19.
Considerations for returning to work to make sure you protect yourself and other by practicing everyday preventive actions during the COVID-19 pandemic

Guidance for U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Staff for the Establishment and Management of Public Health Rapid Response Teams for Disease Outbreaks: COVID-19 Disease Supplement
As part of your everyday prevention actions clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. For example: tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles.
Five things that people need to know about COVID-19, including how to slow the spread, know their risk, protect themselves, what to do when sick, how to get testing, and what the symptoms are.
Contact tracing is used by health departments to prevent the spread of infectious diseased. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who have an infectious disease (cases) and people who they came in contact with (contacts) and working with them to interrupt disease spread. For COVID-19, this includes asking people with cases to isolate and their contacts to quarantine at home voluntarily.
Plain language cleaning and disinfection guidance (for community settings)
Find answers to frequently asked questions from wildland firefighters regarding COVID-19.

Read CDC's guidance for administrators of multifamily housing (e.g., apartments, condos, townhouses). Find strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Viral vector vaccines are a type of vaccine likely to be approved for use for COVID-19 that work differently from the initially approved mRNA vaccines.
Dr. Robert Redfield signed a declaration determining that the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread COVID-19
Learn the 8 things you need to know about where U.S. COVID-19 vaccination plans since a vaccine may become available before the end of the year.
This new guidance further refines prioritization recommendations and presents emerging modeling data regarding timeframes for effectiveness.
Recommended Precautions for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Election Polling Locations
The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19.

Learn what rideshare drivers and other passenger drivers-for-hire need to know during COVID-19.
CDC offers considerations for ways in which camp administrators can help protect campers, staff, and communities, and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Learn how office building employers, building owners and managers, and building operations specialists can create a safe and healthy workplace for workers and clients.
Learn strategies for protecting K-12 school staff from COVID-19 as schools reopen.
CDC offers the following checklist to share ways construction employers and workers can protect themselves, staff, and communities, and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Depending on your travel history, you will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread.
Name: BNT162b2Manufacturer: Pfizer, Inc., and BioNTechType of vaccine: mRNANumber of shots: 2 shots, 21 days apartHow given: Shot in the muscle of the upper arm
Information about the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine including name, manufacturer, type of vaccine, number of shots, how it is given and links to ingredient information.
The best way to prevent COVID-19 infection is to avoid exposure to this virus and follow these everyday preventative actions.
Refugees to the United States, especially those who are recently resettled, may be in living or working conditions that put them at higher risk of getting COVID-19.

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have only mild illness and should recover at home. Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help protect people who are at risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that handling food or consuming food is associated with COVID-19. But following good food safety practices can reduce the risk of illness from common foodborne pathogens.
COVID-19 Guidance: Stay safe while playing youth sports.
As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. The following information provides advice about how to meet these household needs in a safe and healthy manner.
Guidance on preparing for, preventing, and managing the spread of COVID-19 in correctional and detention facilities.
The following guidance was created to help owners, administrators, or operators of shared (also called “congregate”) housing facilities â€" working together with residents, staff, and public health officials â€" prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As public aquatic venues open in some areas, CDC offers the following considerations for the safety of those who operate, manage, and use public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds.
Learn about youth sports and protecting health during COVID-19
Explore CDC's considerations for institutes of higher education regarding COVID-19.
CDC offers the following considerations for ways Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) can help protect individuals and communities and slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
As some casinos and gaming operations resume in some areas of the United States, CDC offers the following considerations for ways in which casino and gaming operators can help protect staff and customers and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Answers to frequently asked questions about how to play sports safely during COVID-19.
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Retirement Communities and Independent Living Facilities
Precautions should be considered by tribal community members who may need to regularly share personal vehicles with members outside of their own households, including with those who are visibly sick, to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 when sharing non-emergency vehicle transportation.
When the first wave of COVID-19 rolled into the country with sickness and death, CDC responders like Dale Rose deployed on the ground with health departments to protect thousands of people. Dale and his colleagues keep up the fight even as the waves swell.

CDC has learned of reports that some people have experienced severe allergic reactions-also known as anaphylaxis-after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. As an example, an allergic reaction is considered severe when a person needs to be treated with epinephrine or EpiPen© or if they must go to the hospital. If you get a COVID-19 vaccine and you think you might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the vaccination site, seek immediate medical care by calling 911.
This CDC webpage provides guidance on the regulatory requirements for SARS-CoV-2 POC testing, using POC tests safely, and information on reporting POC test results.
Information when managing pediatric patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
Find answers to frequently asked questions for businesses and employers of critical workers.
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful. Teens and young adults may be feeling worried, bored, or frustrated. COVID-19 is frightening, but there are ways to manage your stress.
Ongoing mitigation guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for shared or congregate housing facilities.
As some communities in the United States consider opening or begin to open public beaches, CDC offers the following considerations for steps beach managers can take to help protect their staff and beach visitors, both in the water and on land, and slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
As traveling amusement park and carnival operations resume in some areas of the United States, CDC offers the following considerations.
Learn what administrators of public and private K-12 schools should know about COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing.

Learn about the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine recommendation process and the goals and principles guiding decisions if there is a limited supply at first.
CDC is learning more about how COVID-19 spreads and affects people and communities. Read more about what we're finding out in our CDC publications, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and Emerging Infectious Diseases.
A new variant strain of SARS-CoV-2 that contains a series of mutations has been described in the United Kingdom (UK) and become highly prevalent in London and southeast England.
CDC is learning more about how COVID-19 spreads and affects people and communities. Learn more by viewing scientific briefs and agendas.
CDC Grows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Cell Culture
Checklist for Healthcare Facilities: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators during the COVID-19 Response
Learn the 10 things healthcare professionals need to know about where U.S. COVID-19 vaccination planning currently stands.
Veterans may experience worry or anxiety about their risk for contracting COVID-19 or about their ability to get recommended care. Learn about actions veterans can take to help manage stress and anxiety.

If you have an underlying medical condition, this can help you make an informed decision about getting a COVID-19 vaccination.
We do not have information from published scientific reports about the susceptibility of pregnant women to COVID-19.
Healthcare professionals, find trainings on PPE use, nonpharmaceutical interventions, emergency preparedness and response, and more.
Young people's social, emotional, or mental well-being may be impacted by the pandemic. Learn what you can do to help ensure their well-being.
Adolescents' social, emotional, or mental well-being may be impacted by the pandemic. Learn what you can do to help ensure their well-being.
Young adults' social, emotional, or mental well-being may be impacted by the pandemic. Learn what you can do to help ensure their well-being.
This guidance is for individuals and families as they work with funeral directors, community and religious leaders, and others to plan and safely hold funeral services and visitations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Provides messages and graphics to help ensure current, correct messaging from a trusted source, create collateral materials, and share resources regarding COVID-19.
Learn about the National Wastewater Surveillance System, a new public health tool to understand COVID-19 spread in a community.
Based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts, CDC recommends healthcare personnel be among those offered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Healthcare personnel include all paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.
Coronavirus Self-Checker is a tool to help you make decisions on when to seek testing and appropriate medical care.
Learn about the Federal Coordination and Partnering for Wastewater Surveillance, a new public health tool to understand COVID-19 spread.
This new guidance offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of disposable medical gloves in healthcare settings when there is limited supply.

Translated COVID-19 prevention messages for migrants, refugees, and other limited-English-proficient populations, to reach them in their native languages.
Purpose: This document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of eye protection in healthcare settings when there is limited supply. It does not address other aspects of pandemic planning; for those, healthcare facilities can refer to COVID-19 preparedness plans.
Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting a public space, facility, or business to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
CDC recommends a layered strategy to reduce exposures to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This includes using multiple mitigation strategies with several layers of safeguards to reduce the spread of disease and lower the risk of exposure.
Infection prevention and control information for non-US healthcare settings and non-US national government officials working on COVID-19 response.

What you need to know about COVID-19 in children and teens, and what you can do if your child gets sick.
Guidance for K-12 School Administrators on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings in Schools
Information on testing methods in regards to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, they teach our cells how to make a protein-or even just a piece of a protein-that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. That immune response, which produces antibodies, is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.
This section provides steps and consideration that jurisdictions can use to develop a protocol for the tracing of close contacts.
People with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of getting severely sick from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. If you are immunocompromised, the best way to prevent COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Learn about the steps you can take to protect your health.

Publications from CDC lab professionals during the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.
CDC's multiplex assay simultaneously detects influenza A virus, influenza B virus, and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Proper interpretation of antigen test results is important for accurate clinical management of patients with suspected COVID-19. This guidance can help healthcare providers make the most effective use of antigen tests in different situations.
CDC has published guidance to support Direct Service Providers (DSPs), including personal care attendants, direct support professionals, paraprofessionals, therapists, and others as they support people with disabilities for COVID-19.
Healthcare personnel and first responders, learn how to cope with stress and build resilience during COVID-19.
The COVID-19 outbreak may be stressful for people and may cause strong emotions in adults and children. Find ways you and your family can reduce stress.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Checklist: Older Persons
Provide guidance to homeless youth so they can protect themselves and others from COVID-19.
CDC offers considerations for ways in which operators can protect employees, customers, and communities and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Monitor and evaluate wearing masks as a community mitigation strategy for COVID-19 with CDC's action guide.

Communication Toolkit for Airlines to inform Travelers and Crew
Communication Toolkit for Transportation Partners to Inform Road Travelers
Guidance for healthcare professionals who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.
This guidance is to assist healthcare facilities in mitigating healthcare personnel staffing shortages that might occur because of COVID-19.
This site provides Community Health Workers (CHWs) with resources to support their work, as well as information for their employers to better ensure the safety of CHWs in the community.
Recommendations to help tribal communities, elders, and leaders decide how best to keep their communities safe and work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when holding tribal ceremonies such as sweat lodge gatherings, seasonal ceremonies, pow wows and rodeos.
Provides guidance to K-12 schools on how to screen for COVID-19 symptoms as part of reopening schools in fall 2020.
Information on how COVID-19 affects animals and animal products

Tips to care for yourself and reduce stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic with resources for several audiences.
Older adults, 65 years and older, are at higher risk for severe illness. COVID-19 is a new disease and we are learning more about it every day.
Considerations for Long-Term Care Residents following COVID-19 Vaccination.
Considerations for Long-Term Care Residents following COVID-19 Vaccination.
This toolkit will help health departments develop their communications with communities about COVID-19 contact tracing.
Provides printable resources regarding COVID-19.
Guidance for In-home social service providers and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect themselves.

Provides messages and graphics to help ensure current, correct messaging from a trusted source, create collateral materials, and share resources regarding COVID-19.
Systemic health and social inequities have put people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk from COVID-19. Take steps to reduce health disparities.
A brief overview of COVID-19-related racial and ethnic disparities.
As institutions of higher education (IHE), K-12 schools, and child care programs reopen or stay open for in-person instruction, it is important to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 mitigation strategies. These resources provide logic models that show the connection between activities and outcomes, example evaluation questions, indicators, data sources and other tools that evaluators and administrators of educational and public health institutions can use to monitor and evaluate the implementation and impact of COVID-19 mitigation strategies in these settings.
Contact tracing is a key component of controlling transmission of infectious diseases. This document is for CDC country offices, ministries of health, sub-national public health authorities, and other implementing partners in non-US settings. While select adaptations may be relevant for any jurisdiction, the document focuses on adaptations that might be especially useful in low- and middle-income countries.
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FAQs for administrators, staff, people who are incarcerated, families

Clinicians, discover how you can best care for your hospitalized patients with a confirmed infection caused by novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Food insecurity is a continuing issue during COVID-19. Managers of food pantries and food distribution sites can take prevention measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while addressing gaps in food resources.
Advice on when and how long people should delay their domestic or international travel to avoid spreading COVID-19.
This page provides a broad overview of therapies that are currently recommended for COVID-19 treatment. The FDA can issue emergency use authorizations (EUAs) to allow healthcare providers to use products that are not yet approved, or are approved for other uses, to treat patients with COVID-19 if certain legal requirements are met. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed and regularly updates Treatment Guidelines to help guide healthcare providers caring patients with COVID-19. Any treatments that are used for COVID-19 should be under the care of a healthcare provider.
A Contact Tracer's Guide for COVID-19 focuses on communication strategies for contact interviews and provides suggested language for each topic area covered in an interview.
Provide a framework of considerations for ministries of health and their partners to use while designing and implementing travel-related intervention strategies.
If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure.
There are no drugs or other therapeutics presently approved by the FDA to prevent or treat COVID-19.

Matuto pa tungkol sa paglaban sa stress para sa mga miyembro ng crew
This section describes the workforce needed to quickly scale up COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing activities, including specific job roles.
Public Health Recommendations for People in U.S. Communities Exposed to a Person with Known or Suspected COVID-19, other than Health Workers or other Critical Infrastructure Workers
Limited information is available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness, transmission efficiency, and the duration of viral shedding for persons with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This guidance is based on available information about COVID-19 and subject to change as additional information becomes available.
Find information on managing breastfeeding patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

This document provides information on how community health workers (CHWs) can support contact tracing efforts related to COVID-19 in low resource and resource-limited non-U.S. settings. The considerations can be adapted to follow national or local guidelines and account for local context.
Find answers to frequently asked questions from law enforcement agencies and personnel regarding COVID-19.
Find CDC's guidance for critical workers on how to develop a COVID-19 response plan.
Workers in critical infrastructure sectors may be permitted to work if asymptomatic after potential exposure to a confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), provided that worker infection prevention recommendations and controls are implemented. Outbreaks of illness among workers in food-producing facilities and surrounding communities have raised unique questions that identified the need for testing for COVID-19 to supplement existing guidance. This document presents different testing strategy options for exposed co-workers when public health organizations and employers determine testing is needed to help support existing disease control measures. Such strategies can aid in identifying infectious individuals with the goal of reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the workplace. These strategies augment and do not replace existing guidance.
This document is intended to provide considerations on the appropriate use of testing and does not dictate the determination of payment decisions or insurance coverage of such testing, except as may be otherwise referenced (or prescribed) by another entity or federal or state agency.
Information and resources for school nurses and other healthcare personnel working in schools and child care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This toolkit provides recommendations for public health and animal health officials involved in managing companion animals diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2.
Some travel activities, like staying at guest lodgings, can increase your risk of getting COVID-19. Your chances of exposure are higher if you come into close contact with others, especially people you don't know, or use shared public facilities.
CDC recommends a quarantine period of 14 days. Based on local circumstances and resources, this page offers options to shorten quarantine.
Interim Guidance for Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19

There are several things to consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel in the United States. This includes the following: is COVID-19 spreading where you're going, will you be in close contact with others, are you at higher risk of severe illness if you do get COVID-19, do you have a plan for taking time off from work or school, do you live with someone who is older or has a severe chronic health condition, and is COVID-19 spreading where you live?
Resources for laboratories to conduct testing to identify new cases of coronavirus disease 2019.
If you have or think you might have COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people. Staying away from others helps stop the spread of COVID-19.
These infection prevention and control considerations are for healthcare facilities providing obstetric care for pregnant patients with confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or pregnant persons under investigation (PUI) in inpatient obstetric healthcare settings including obstetrical triage, labor and delivery, recovery and inpatient postpartum settings.
Considerations and recommendations for health departments supporting COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) testing in communities, schools, workplaces, and healthcare settings.
CDC created this airline toolkit for airlines that are educating/informing travelers and crew about COVID-19.
CDC is conducting disease surveillance and field investigations to better understand why some people are more likely to develop severe COVID-19 illness.

You can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak. Learn what you can do to prepare your home and family.
Effective immediately, CDC is strongly recommending that masks are worn by all passengers on and operators of public transportation conveyances to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Find national and local rates for COVID cases and deaths in the United States.
As schools, businesses, and community organizations begin providing services, consider ways that you can protect yourself and slow the spread of COVID-19 when using transportation.
Learn how to select and use hand sanitizer in order to help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
To aid healthcare professionals and hospitals, CDC has developed two checklists that identify key actions that can be taken now to enhance preparedness for potential or confirmed patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

CDC reports COVID-19 case counts, deaths, and laboratory testing numbers daily online. Data on the COVID-19 website and CDC's COVID Data Tracker are based on the most recent numbers reported by states, territories, and other jurisdictions. Data are dependent on jurisdictions' timely and accurate reporting.
Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and loved ones.If you travel:Short trips with no stops are safer than longer road trips with one or more stops.Traveling only with household members is safer than traveling with people who don't live with you.
Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and loved ones.If you travel:Renting a house or cabin with people you live with is safer than staying overnight in lodgings with people from outside of your household.
Know which dining options are safer.Bringing your own food and drinks, or using drive-thru, delivery, and curbside pickup options are safer than dining at a restaurant.If you dine at a restaurant, eating outdoors is safer than eating indoors.
Know which dining options are safer.Bringing your own food and drinks, or using drive-thru, delivery, and curbside pickup options are safer than dining at a restaurant.If you dine at a restaurant, eating outdoors is safer than eating indoors.
This section provides a step-by-step guide for conducting a COVID-19 case investigation, including operational questions that a jurisdiction should consider while planning their activities.
This new guidance further refines prioritization recommendations and presents emerging modeling data regarding timeframes for effectiveness.
Actions that persons and communities can take to help slow the transmission of the virus in communities.
Recommendations, guidance and other tools for state public health veterinarians and animal health officials to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Purpose: This document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of facemasks in healthcare settings when there is limited supply. It does not address other aspects of pandemic planning; for those, healthcare facilities can refer to COVID-19 preparedness plans.
Use this guidance to implement wastewater-based disease surveillance. Wastewater-based disease surveillance is a rapidly developing science, and CDC will continue to update guidance and information as it becomes available.
Use these recommendations to implement wastewater-based disease surveillance. Wastewater-based disease surveillance is a rapidly developing science, and CDC will update guidance and information as it becomes available.
Use these recommendations to implement wastewater-based disease surveillance. Wastewater-based disease surveillance is a rapidly developing science, and CDC will update guidance and information as it becomes available.
Use these recommendations to implement wastewater-based disease surveillance. Wastewater-based disease surveillance is a rapidly developing science, and CDC will update guidance and information as it becomes available.
Learn about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination based on what experts currently know. Vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic.
CDC recommends that all people defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide. That's because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is high. Older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease, should especially defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, because of their increased risk for severe disease.
This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas occupied by those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19. It is aimed at limiting the survival of SARS-CoV-2 in key environments.
CDC notifies travelers and other audiences about health threats in destinations around the world through Travel Health Notices (THN). During the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC has also provided an interactive world map specifically showing COVID-19 travel recommendations by country.

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
Guidance for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to take steps to assess and improve their preparedness for responding to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Globally, health systems have been challenged by the overwhelming demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources and staff are being diverted to test and treat people with presumed or diagnosed COVID-19, and supplies are limited. Some healthcare services are being compromised in order to meet the demands of caring for COVID-19 patients, and many people fear accessing healthcare facilities due to fear of acquiring the virus.
Frequently asked questions about Remote TeleICAR Assessments, a tool used to prevent and control infections in nursing homes during COVID-19.
Learn about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including symptoms, complications, transmission, prevention, treatment, and summary updates of the outbreak.
Suggestions for how and what to communicate to your non-healthcare, critical infrastructure employees about COVID-19.
When Hurricane Laura slammed into the Gulf Coast with 150 mph winds, Troy Ritter headed for Louisiana to help make sure water plants could get up and running again. But the COVID-19 pandemic "made everything we do harder."
These recommendations are intended to be used by healthcare facilities and public health authorities in non-US healthcare settings, particularly focusing on low- and middle-income countries, assisting with the management of HCWs exposed to a person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Travel Planner helps inform the public about possible travel restrictions implemented by state, territorial, tribal, and local health authorities.
Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
Ongoing mitigation guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for tribal communities.
Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) is the automated generation and transmission of case reports from the electronic health record (EHR) to public health agencies for review and action. eCR makes disease reporting from healthcare to public health faster and easier. eCR Now allows for rapid adoption and implementation of eCR for COVID-19, enabling real-time tracking.
Tools and resources for occupational safety and health professionals and state and local public health officials assessing meat and poultry processing facilities.
CDC's approach to evaluating community mitigation strategies and provides overarching considerations.
Use CDC's resources to monitor and evaluate your COVID-19 prevention and control strategies. Results can help you adjust your strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
This focus group guide contains sections that are adaptable for your local context. This tool is intended to help the moderator obtain more in-depth information about perceptions and experiences of mitigation strategies used to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when schools are in in-person learning mode. The tool is intended for government professionals in public health or education, school district administrators, or administrators of K-12 schools who are interested in conducting their own data collection.

This interview guide is meant to be adaptable for your local context. This tool is meant to help the interviewer obtain more in-depth information about perceptions and experiences of mitigation strategies used to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when schools are in in-person learning mode. The tool is intended for government professionals in public health or education, school district administrators, and administrators of K-12 schools who are interested in conducting their own data collection.
This document describes the public health risks of open burning, strategies to reduce smoke exposures during the COVID-19 pandemic, and resources that health officials, environmental health professionals, fire managers, and others can refer to when creating or adapting existing plans to manage open burning during the pandemic.
Considerations for Pharmacies during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Describes flowchart algorithm to guide care advice messages on interim COVID-19 phone advice line
Preventing COVID-19 spread in schools, workplaces, and communities.
Learn what offshore oil and gas employees need to know to protect themselves from COVID-19.
Learn what offshore oil and gas employers should know to protect their workers from COVID-19.
Learn what warehousing employers need to know to protect their employees from COVID-19.
Learn what warehousing employees need to know to protect themselves from COVID-19.

Learn what utility workers need to know to protect themselves from COVID-19.
CDC is conducting a nationwide COVID-19 seroprevalence survey in 25 U.S. metropolitan areas to understand the percentage of people in the United States who may have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
CDC is supporting multiple efforts to better understand the impact of COVID-19 during pregnancy on both the mother and infant. Data collected as part of these efforts can help direct public health action and inform clinical guidance for the care of affected pregnant women and their infants.
Heart conditions associated with COVID-19 include inflammation and damage to the heart muscle itself, known as myocarditis, or inflammation of the covering of the heart, known as pericarditis.
A resource to help K-12 schools monitor and evaluate strategies that reduce the spread of COVID-19. Includes example evaluation questions, indicators, and data sources.
Learn what food and grocery pick-up and delivery drivers need to know during COVID-19.

This factsheet provides information to help bus transit employees prevent exposure to COVID-19 while working.
This factsheet provides information for gum and fitness center employees to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This factsheet helps gym and fitness center employers prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Learn what beauty salon and barbershop employers need to know to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Learn what beauty salon and barbershop employees need to know to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Provides hotel workers with information on COVID-19 and how to protect themselves on the job.
Recommended key concepts and guidance about COVID-19 contact tracing for health departments and public health workers.
Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors. For up-to-date information, visit CDC's coronavirus disease 2019 situation summary page.

Learn what airline customer service representatives and gate agents need to know during COVID-19.
Learn what manufacturing workers and employers need to know during COVID-19.
Interim guidance on COVID-19 for agriculture workers and employers
Guidance for seafood processing workers and employers on protection from COVID-19.
What funeral home workers need to know about handling decedents who had COVID-19.
Resources and interim guidelines for laboratory professionals working with specimens from persons with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Access CDC's guidance documents for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), sorted by audience. See guidance for home, schools, healthcare, businesses, travel, and more.

Provides guidance documents, communications resources, and other communication tools for regarding COVID-19.
This document describes four steps to providing services to pregnant women and their infants during COVID. The first step is to determine pregnancy status. The second step is to encourage pregnant women to continue prenatal care. Facility based delivery is the third step. Postpartum care is the fourth step.
Text Illness Monitoring (TIM) is a text messaging system that helps public health organizations monitor symptoms of enrolled participants.
CDC has developed interim guidance for how healthcare providers, laboratories, and public health staff should use antibody tests. This guidance also has advice useful for people taking antibody tests, employers, healthcare workers, and people operating group residential facilities.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with international partners to respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Interim guidance for homeless service providers to plan and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Get information on symptoms, testing, what to do if you are sick, and at risk groups.
Supporting evidence for CDC's list of underlying medical conditions that put individuals at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
CDC has been rapidly onboarding state and jurisdictional health departments to a more detailed form of COVID-19 electronic laboratory reporting (CELR). See which states have converted to electronic laboratory reporting.
This information is meant to help guide tribes with funeral and burial health and safety. This information also helps tribes plan for an increase in deaths within a community.
Find answers to frequently asked questions from medicolegal death investigators regarding COVID-19.

There are steps you can take to help you vote and minimize your risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. The more prepared you are, the less time you may have to spend at the voting site.
If a child's parent or caregiver is sick with COVID-19, follow the steps below to help protect the child from infection.
Fact sheets on prevention measures nail salon owners/operators and employees can take to protect against COVID-19 and its spread.