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CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State
Federal staffing resources for health departments.
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.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. However, some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19 if they are exposed to the virus that causes it.
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.
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.
CDC's COVID Data Tracker provides COVID-19 vaccination data in the United States, including Demographic Characteristics of People Receiving COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States.
CDC's COVID Data Tracker provides trends data on the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered in the United States.

Information on COVID-19 vaccination data reported in CDC's COVID Data Tracker.
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
A review of the week's key data from CDC's COVID Data Tracker, narrative interpretations, and visualizations.
CDC recommends pausing use of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine following a rare and severe type of blood clot in 6 people who received the vaccine. (147 characters)
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.
The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.
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.

Carefully select cleaners and disinfectants and application methods for use in facilities, businesses, and public indoor spaces to ensure that you can clean and disinfect safely and effectively.
Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new cases.
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.
Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new hospitalizations.
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.
Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new hospitalizations.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines will undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. Adverse events described on this page have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
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.

Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for people aged 18 years and older.
Learn the key things you need to know about the new COVID-19 vaccines.
Learn about COVID-19 vaccine planning, how vaccine recommendations will be made, and the work going into ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
Answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine cost, availability, and types.
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.
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.
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
This report provides an overview of the multiple channels being used to ensure all Americans have access to COVID-19 vaccine. Jurisdictional delivery and administration portfolios vary across the United States because of population variability.
This webpage describes the criteria for and status of cruise ship response plans required for crew disembarkation with commercial travel.
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 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.
CDC's COVID-19 Weekly Partner Calls provide a broad base of partners with updates on the latest guidance, hot topics, and scientific insight on CDC's COVID-19 response efforts. Each week the call focuses on a specific topic, diving deeply to provide more information, followed by a Q&A portion of the call. Questions are accepted ahead of time from the general public, and though not all questions are able to be answered during the call, as many are answered as possible.
States and jurisdictions assess their efforts at vaccinating their community and monitor the percentage of the vaccine supply delivered that has been administered.
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.
CDC's COVID Data Tracker provides county-level COVID-19 vaccination data in the United States. This site provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. It allows users to explore standardized data
Ventilation interventions, like upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) can help reduce the number of infectious viral particles (e.g., SARS-CoV-2) in the air.

With extensive participation from US clinical and public health laboratories, academic institutions, and the private sector, the SPHERES consortium aims to generate information about the virus that will strengthen COVID-19 mitigation strategies.
List of public service announcements related to coronavirus.
It is critically important for the nation's COVID-19 pandemic response to understand the genetic diversity, spread, and evolution of SARS-CoV-2, including variant viruses. This guidance for reporting SARS-CoV-2 sequencing will improve that understanding.
Checklist for Healthcare Facilities: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators during the COVID-19 Response
CDC general principles for COVID and what CDC is doing to support contact tracing.
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
These graphics will help health departments develop their communications with communities about COVID-19 contact tracing.
COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkits for Medical Centers, Clinics, and Pharmacies, Long-term Care Facilities, Essential Workers, Community Based Organizations
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.

COVID-19 vaccines are new, and it's normal to for people to have questions about them. CDC has information about how to talk to your friends and family about COVID-19 vaccines.
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.
As your school resumes in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic - whether for the first time or following an outbreak - this page can help you identify ways to protect your own health, as well as the health of students in your classroom.
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.
Learn how office building employers, building owners and managers, and building operations specialists can create a safe and healthy workplace for workers and clients.
COVID-19 can affect your respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), cause an asthma attack, and possibly lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease.
If you receive a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you will need 2 shots to get the most protection.
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.
VAERS is an early warning system used to monitor adverse events that happen after vaccination.
Learn more about how to make sure your mask works effectively.

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.
Find national and local rates for COVID cases and deaths in the United States.
Customizable COVID-19 Vaccination Content for Health Departments and Other Public Health Partners
CDC is learning more about how COVID-19 spreads and affects people and communities. Learn more by viewing scientific briefs and agendas.
Plain language cleaning and disinfection guidance (for community settings)

Teachers and staff in pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 (pre-K-12 schools) and childcare workers are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines.
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.
People can be infected with SARS-CoV-2 through contact with surfaces. based on available epidemiological data and studies of environmental transmission factors, surface transmission is considered to be low.
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.
Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting a public space, facility, or business to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Most confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported from China have occurred in adults.
Ongoing mitigation guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for tribal communities.
The risks of SARS-CoV-2 infection in fully vaccinated people cannot be completely eliminated, but the benefits of relaxing some measures may outweigh the residual risk. This page offers background rationale and data for public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people.

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).
Learn how post-vaccine side effects differ from a possible COVID infection and how to reduce the effect of post-vaccination signs and symptoms in the workplace.
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.
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?
Interim public health recommendations describing the type of activities people who are fully vaccinated can do once fully vaccinated.
Recommendations on what activities people can do after they have been fully vaccinated, including how to gather safely with vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Based on the limited information available now, the risk of pets spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low. There is no reason to abandon or surrender pets that have been confirmed positive for the virus that causes 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?
Frequently Asked Questions regarding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This page includes information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers and travel-related industries.

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.
Advice on when and how long people should delay their domestic or international travel to avoid spreading COVID-19.
Healthcare professionals, find trainings on PPE use, nonpharmaceutical interventions, emergency preparedness and response, and more.
If essential malaria interventions are significantly disrupted due to COVID-19 challenges, numbers of malaria cases will significantly increase, and death rates could double.
Participants (adults who attend ADSCs) and their caregivers can take steps to protect themselves and their loved ones by helping reduce the spread of COVID-19 at ADSC facilities and at home.
Strategies for administrators and staff to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Adult Day Service Centers (ADSCs). ADSCs provide social or health services to community-dwelling adults aged 65 and over and adults of any age living with disability.
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.
Supporting evidence for CDC's list of underlying medical conditions that put individuals at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Guidance for clinical healthcare workers on clinical care for patients with underlying medical conditions who are diagnosed with COVID-19.
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).
Adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for and can be administered to most people with underlying medical conditions.
The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, which is why the CDC recommends older adults receive COVID-19 vaccines.
Recommendations, guidance and other tools for state public health veterinarians and animal health officials to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
People who use drugs or have substance use disorder and medical professionals can find information about drug use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Standardized procedure for broad-based testing for SARS-CoV-2 in congregate settings: Considerations for health departments and healthcare providers
This page includes interim guidance and resources for laboratory professionals working with specimens from persons under investigation (PUI) for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Resources and interim guidelines for laboratory professionals working with specimens from persons with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

A Nucleic Acid Amplification Test, or NAAT, is a type of viral diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
This information will help you prepare for your COVID-19 vaccination.
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.
To keep your workplace healthy, consider offering free, on-site COVID-19 vaccination at your business locations.
A description of how COVID-19 vaccines were developed, tested, authorized, and distributed quickly while maintaining the same high safety standards required for all vaccines.
CDC is using both new and existing information technology (IT) systems to rapidly collect reliable data about how many doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered (distribution) and how many people have been vaccinated with those doses (administration)
Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
How to get a vaccine, what you need to know before your appointment, and what you can do when you are fully vaccinated.
If you've had an allergic to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, you shouldn't get either of the currently available mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
Variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have been reported in many countries around the world. Learn more about the current variants of concern.

Messages and graphics to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
CDC is using both new and existing information technology (IT) systems to rapidly collect reliable data about how many doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered (distribution) and how many people have been vaccinated with those doses (administration)
Get help using v-safe, the health checker for COVID-19 vaccinations.
Use this tool to plan and optimize the use of PPE for response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and preparing for the potential of community spread in the United States.
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.
This toolkit provides recommendations for public health and animal health officials involved in managing companion animals diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2.
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.
Get information on symptoms, testing, what to do if you are sick, and at risk groups.
CDC has guidance for administrators of group homes (GHs) for people with disabilities. GH administrators may consider implementing several strategies to encourage behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Guidance intended to provide key actions that local and state health departments, homelessness service systems, housing authorities, emergency planners, healthcare facilities, and homeless outreach services can take to protect people experiencing homelessness from the spread of COVID-19.
Interim guidance for homeless service providers to plan and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Learn about COVID-19, the virus that causes it, how it spreads, and new and emerging variants.
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.
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.
The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.
This is guidance for state public health veterinarians and state animal health officials to help guide decisions on testing animals for SARS-CoV-2.
Learn the 10 things healthcare professionals need to know about where U.S. COVID-19 vaccination planning currently stands.
CDC SCIENCE AGENDA FOR COVID-19: BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASE TO INFORM THE ONGOING PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE, 2020-2023

COVID-19 transmission in schools is associated with community transmission. Transmission spread within schools can be limited with strict implementation of layered mitigation strategies.
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.
Protect your community. Get answers to common questions and accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines.
CDC and ASPR have developed five COVID-19 Pandemic Planning Scenarios that are designed to help inform decisions by modelers and public health officials who utilize mathematical modeling. The planning scenarios are being used by mathematical modelers throughout the Federal government. Models can help evaluate the potential effects of different community mitigation strategies and help hospital administrators in assessing resource needs.
Learn the 10 things healthcare professionals need to know about where U.S. COVID-19 vaccination planning currently stands.
Learn about the National Wastewater Surveillance System, a new public health tool to understand COVID-19 spread in a community.
Learn how to protect therapy and service animals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow your local guidance for acceptable business and social practices. Follow CDC's general recommendations for protecting pets from infection, when possible.
The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.
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.

Provides information on testing for coronavirus infection, including how to decide about testing, how to get a test, and what to do after a viral test.
Healthcare personnel who are pregnant or breastfeeding may get vaccinated for COVID-19, but there are many considerations that go into that decision.
This document describes how to set up a Community Isolation Center for COVID-19 patients who are not able to isolate at home, but may not be ill enough to be hospitalized. This document is to be used in global settings, not in the US.
Quarantine recommendations specific for correctional facilities and detention centers during the outbreak of COVID-19
The purpose of this document is to provide employers with strategies for consideration of incorporating testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, into a workplace COVID-19 preparedness, response, and control plan.
Vaccine manufacturers; the federal government; state, local, and territorial jurisdictions; and other partners are working to make sure safe and effective vaccines are getting to you as quickly as possible. This page will help you understand the key steps in this important process and how CDC is tracking vaccine distribution, delivery, and administration throughout the United States.

CDC has developed interim guidance for how healthcare providers, laboratories, and public health staff should use antibody tests for COVID-19. These tests look for the presence of antibodies, which are specific proteins made in response to infections.
Provides guidance to K-12 schools on how to screen for COVID-19 symptoms as part of reopening schools in fall 2020.
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.
Monitor and evaluate wearing masks as a community mitigation strategy for COVID-19 with CDC's action guide.
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.
What you need to know about COVID-19 in children and teens, and what you can do if your child gets sick.
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
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.
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.
People with disabilities and those who support them can take steps to prevent illness and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 vaccines communciation resources including print resources, graphics, social media, web widgets, and other communication tools.
Considerations for Long-Term Care Residents following COVID-19 Vaccination.
If you're an essential worker, it's important to find out where to get vaccinated as soon as it is available to you.
This document is provided by CDC and is intended for use in non-US healthcare settings. This document provides guidance on the identification or screening of healthcare workers and inpatients with suspected COVID-19.
Most routine medical procedures or screenings can be performed before or after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
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.

If a child's parent or caregiver is sick with COVID-19, follow the steps below to help protect the child from infection.
This document is provided by CDC and is intended for use in non-US healthcare settings. This document provides guidance on the identification or screening of healthcare workers and inpatients with suspected COVID-19.
If you have an underlying medical condition, this can help you make an informed decision about getting a COVID-19 vaccination.
This toolkit provides web links, fact sheets, posters and other resources for childcare facilities and consumers.
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.
CDC is working with state, local, territorial, academic, and commercial partners to better understand COVID-19 in the United States. Serology tests look for antibodies in blood. If antibodies are found, that means there has been a previous infection. Antibodies are proteins that can fight off infections.

Learn about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including symptoms, complications, transmission, prevention, treatment, and summary updates of the outbreak.
Find CDC guidance to plan and respond throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Appendices related to developing a case investigation and contact tracing plan.
The purpose of this document is to guide the country's Lead Public Health Response Agency /Ministry coordinating the COVID-19 response in determining their emergency preparedness and response capacity needs.
This guidance describes and compares different types of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) testing strategies, including their intended use and applications, regulatory requirements, and reporting requirements.
COVID-19 causes more delayed symptoms and longer term ailments than most any viral disease. This CDC emergency responder kept finding more and more of them.
This webpage provides information for people with disabilities or conditions that may increase their risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, and for their care providers.
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.
This guidance is to assist healthcare facilities in mitigating healthcare personnel staffing shortages that might occur because of COVID-19.

In collaboration with the NCI, CDC, and BARDA, the FDA has developed a comprehensive dataset to compare the performance characteristics of different serological tests that were independently evaluated using well-characterized sample panels of positive and negative specimens for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding laboratory testing, biosafety and COVID-19.
CDC and other partners will continue to assess how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Learn why CDC measures vaccine effectiveness.
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.
Learn how to plan various size gatherings during COVID-19 to enhance the protection of individuals and communities.
The best way to prevent COVID-19 infection is to avoid exposure to this virus and follow these everyday preventative actions.
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.
School district leadership, K-12 administrators, and directors of childcare programs can use the following materials to encourage COVID-19 vaccination.
Although the vaccine supply is currently limited, CDC is working toward making vaccines widely available for everyone at no cost. Learn more about your state's plan.
Pregnant people need to take steps to protect themselves and stay healthy during the COVID-19.

Living in prisons and jails puts you at higher risk for getting COVID-19, it is important to protect yourself and others
Resources and tools to help pregnant people, breastfeeding women and new parents caring for infants to protect their health and help people who serve these communities communicate with them.
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.
This guidance is for emergency planners who may need to consider local conditions, statutory authorities, resources, agreements, and other critical factors to plan for disaster sheltering of household pets, service animals, and support animals during the pandemic.
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.
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.
Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for people aged 18 years and older.
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.
If you are pregnant, you might choose to be vaccinated when a vaccine is available to you. Currently, there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination causes any problems with pregnancy.

This toolkit will help health departments develop their communications with communities about COVID-19 contact tracing.
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.
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).
Learn about deployment process considerations for COVID-19 rapid response teams.
Learn about post-deployment process considerations for COVID-19 rapid response teams.
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
Considerations for rapid response team composition, structure, and roles for COVID-19 response.
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.
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

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 webpage shares the steps taken by health departments to conduct contact tracing for both individuals who have been diagnosed with and exposed to COVID-19.
We do not have information from published scientific reports about the susceptibility of pregnant women to COVID-19.
Provides questions and answers about homelessness and COVID-19.
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.
Infection prevention and control information for non-US healthcare settings and non-US national government officials working on COVID-19 response.
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.
In collaboration with the NCI, CDC, and BARDA, the FDA has developed a comprehensive dataset to compare the performance characteristics of different serological tests that were independently evaluated using well-characterized sample panels of positive and negative specimens for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.
Ventilation is one component of maintaining healthy environments, and is an important COVID-19 prevention strategy for schools and child care programs.
Virtual forum to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine aims to ensure the exchange of information. It will provide practical information on the most effective strategies for building trust in COVID-19 vaccination, using data effectively to optimize vaccine implementation, and maximizing equitable access to vaccine.

This web page contains COVID-19 staffing guidance for state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments.
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.
Communication Toolkit for Transportation Partners to Inform Road Travelers
Communication Toolkit for Airlines to inform Travelers and Crew
This section provides steps and consideration that jurisdictions can use to develop a protocol for the tracing of close contacts.
Publications from CDC lab professionals during the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.
Read CDC's guidance for administrators of multifamily housing (e.g., apartments, condos, townhouses). Find strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This document focuses on communication strategies for case interviews and provides suggested language for case investigators as they cover each topic area during an interview.
Steps that healthcare facilities can take to prepare for an outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among patients and staff.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Checklist: Older Persons
Coronavirus Self-Checker is a tool to help you make decisions on when to seek testing and appropriate medical care.
This document is meant to assist Ministries of Health and their point-of-entry (POE) partners in determining whether and how to conduct traveler screening at POE for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Information for parents about a condition associated with COVID-19 called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).
Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Find out how to wear, clean, and make masks.
This update provides additional clarification around traditional contact tracing and guidance on source investigation (reverse or bi-directional contact tracing). This update specifically outlines the full parameters of case investigation which routinely involves attempts to identify the potential source of infection and identify people who may have been exposed (contacts) to the disease to interrupt transmission.
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.
Guidance for healthcare professionals who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.
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.
COVID 19 classroom setup for schools and childcare programs

COVID-19 guidance and tools to help tribal organizations make decisions, communicate with their members, and protect their families and communities.
This document is intended to be professionally generated as a job aid for distribution via CDC country offices to local Ministries of Health or National Public Health Institutes with the intent to be given to facilities with frontline healthcare workers doing contact tracing, case investigations, community outreach, or in other ways working with potential contacts. It is meant to serve as a visualization for these individuals to understand the contact tracing process flow, the need for daily monitoring of all contacts, and what will cause the need for a case investigation.
Fair and agricultural show organizers should consider the potential for COVID-19 to spread from person to person, person to animal, and possibly from animal to animal. The risk of animal-to-person spread is considered low.
This new guidance further refines prioritization recommendations and presents emerging modeling data regarding timeframes for effectiveness.
Attending a sporting event? Take action before, during, and after the game to lower your risk of getting or spreading COVID-19.
List of COVID-19 resources for people with disabilities and those who support them
Tips to safely host or attend small holiday gatherings.

American citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their families who have been in one of the countries listed in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States but will be redirected to one of 13 airports.
Guidance on preparing for, preventing, and managing the spread of COVID-19 in correctional and detention facilities.
This page lists several actions you can take to reduce your risk of getting or spreading the virus when you go to public swim areas, such as beaches, pools, water playgrounds, and hot tubs.
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.
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).
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.

Guidance about large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic
Separate yourself from others if you have COVID-19.
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.
Communication Resources for Travelers regarding travel health alerts and COVID-19.
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.
When planning to host or attend a holiday celebration, consider the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 during different activities.
State and local governments can use CDC's risk indicators to inform decisions about reopening schools during COVID-19.

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.
To Scott Santibanez, the call sounded like a routine request in a 22-year career at CDC that has been filled with such calls. It proved to be anything but.
People who use drugs or have substance use disorder and medical professionals can find resources about drug use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suggestions for individuals, partners, and ministries of health to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in low-resource environments and considerations associated with each measure.
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.
Adolescents' social, emotional, or mental well-being may be impacted by the pandemic. Learn what you can do to help ensure their well-being.
Guidance for return to work healthcare personnel (HCP) with confirmed COVID-19, or who have suspected COVID-19 (e.g., developed symptoms of a respiratory infection [e.g., cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever] but did not get tested for COVID-19).

Clinicians, discover how you can best care for your hospitalized patients with a confirmed infection caused by novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Customizable content to promote COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers
This guidance outlines key considerations for states and healthcare systems to consider strategies for transferring patients, staff, and supplies between health facilities to optimize patient care, balance resources, and minimize use of crisis care standards. One option is the identification of relief healthcare facilities and establishing or coordinating with existing federal, state, or regional Medical Operation Coordination Cells (MOCC). The implementation of the elements highlighted in this guidance can be found in the Federal MOCC Toolkit reference throughout.
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.
: CDC has an overarching strategy for learning more about how many people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and how it is spreading through the U.S. population. This strategy includes using serology testing for surveillance to better understand how many infections with SARS-CoV-2 have occurred including conducting large-scale geographic surveys, community-level surveys, and special population surveys.
Provides messages and graphics to help ensure current, correct messaging from a trusted source, create collateral materials, and share resources regarding COVID-19.
Information on COVID-19 Partner Update Call - Women, Caregiving, and COVID-19: A Delicate Balancing Act
Customizable content, including newsletters, for community-based organizations to promote COVID-19 vaccinations
Help K-12 schools operate safely. Combine steps to limit spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 schools nutrition resources for school nutrition professionals, teachers and staff.
Learn school meal distribution models that follow core mitigation strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Information on how COVID-19 affects animals and animal products
Find answers to frequently asked questions for businesses and employers of critical workers.
Key Resources for health departments on how to get and keep America open.
Learn COVID-19 operational considerations to implement immunization services in non-US countries with low or middle incomes.
Continue to "Mask Up" to Help Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus. Austin Powers, Casablanca, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and others are reimagined with characters wearing face masks.
For many years, Jessica Prince-Guerra has been passionate about combining laboratory science and public health to make a real-world difference in fighting infectious diseases. Her career has taken her to Ecuador, where she learned firsthand the importance of laboratory work in improving a community's health. She also witnessed health inequities that motivated her to devote her career to public health.
Guidance for seafood processing workers and employers on protection from COVID-19.

Information for people with liver disease who may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. People with chronic liver disease, including hepatitis B and hepatitis C, may have concerns and questions related to their risk.
These recommendations may make it less likely for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to spread between people and wildlife to protect human health, animal health, and minimize adverse public health and conservation outcomes.
Access tools and guidance for healthcare facilities to plan and prepare, manage surges, and operate effectively during COVID-19.
Find resources to mitigate staffing, hospital bed, and ventilator shortages and tools to estimate a surge in demand for services.
Guidance for possible COVID-19 transmission at hospitals and for healthcare workers exposed to COVID-19 or returning to work after COVID-19 infection
Preventing COVID-19 spread in schools, workplaces, and 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.

Translated COVID-19 prevention messages for migrants, refugees, and other limited-English-proficient populations, to reach them in their native languages.
Information and resources for school nurses and other healthcare personnel working in schools and child care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn what manufacturing workers and employers need to know during COVID-19.
Provides printable resources regarding 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.
CDC offers a readiness and planning tool to share ways school administrators can help protect students, staff, and communities, and slow the spread of COVID-19. This tool aligns with the Operational Considerations for Schools for low resource non-US settings.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is a disease caused by the newly emerged coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. To prevent further spread of SARS-CoV-2 and to collect information to better understand the virus and its impact on health outcomes, CDC has developed a form that provides a standardized approach to reporting COVID-19 cases (individuals with at least one respiratory specimen that tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19). These data are needed to track the impact of the outbreak and inform public health response.

Considerations for returning to work to make sure you protect yourself and other by practicing everyday preventive actions during the COVID-19 pandemic
CDC's multiplex assay simultaneously detects influenza A virus, influenza B virus, and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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.
Interim guidance on COVID-19 for agriculture workers and employers
Learn what airline customer service representatives and gate agents need to know during COVID-19.

Although the risk of serious illness from COVID-19 for people with HIV is not known, people with HIV may have concerns and questions related to their risk.
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.
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
CDC has provided buttons and badges for public use. The graphic can be placed in any way that works best for your particular site. We are hoping to see this graphic on as many sites as possible to enhance access to up to date information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Provides paratransit operators with information on COVID-19 and how to protect themselves on the job.
This factsheet provides information to help transit station workers to prevent exposure to COVID-19 at their workplace.
This factsheet provides information to help bus transit employees prevent exposure to COVID-19 while working.
This factsheet provides information to help rail transit operators to prevent exposure to COVID-19 at their workplace.
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.
Learn what rideshare drivers and other passenger drivers-for-hire need to know during COVID-19.

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
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.
Find guidance to help prevent and control COVID-19 infections in various healthcare settings.
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.
The CDC recommends essential workers be included among those offered the first supply of COVID-19 vaccines.
Resources for State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Health Departments
Learn about COVID-19 seroprevalence survey types from CDC.
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.
If you're an essential worker, it's important to find out where to get vaccinated as soon as it is available to you.

This section describes the necessary skills and training for the workforce needed to quickly scale up COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing activities.
Photos of MERS-CoV and additional information for general public, media, healthcare professionals and laboratories...
FAQs for administrators, staff, people who are incarcerated, families
Employers, use this toolkit to plan, prepare, and respond as you reintegrate employees into the workplace.
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.
​When Colorado opened one of the first drive-through COVID-19 testing sites in the United States, CDC epidemiologist Jennifer Lehman was deployed to help. She didn't expect to become the subject of a widely used photo in news stories and an ad. ​

Workplace SARS-CoV-2 Testing: Consent Elements and Disclosures highlights elements of employee consent for workplace COVID-19 testing and recommended disclosures to assist employers and healthcare providers in supporting employee decision-making about workplace testing.
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.
Purpose: This document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of isolation gowns 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.
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.
Learn about the distinctive challenges facing rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and how rural communities can respond.
Find resources, guidance, and information for treating and preventing COVID-19 in non-U.S. healthcare settings.
Access tools and resources from CDC's global COVID webinars.
The following print-only materials have been developed to support v-safe and vaccine safety.
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.
Strategy defines CDC program priorities & guides development of criteria for monitoring & evaluating impact for CDC's global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
Learn how to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 in dialysis facilities.
The following interim guidance is intended to help reduce the risk of introducing and transmitting SARS-CoV-2 in cleaner air shelters and cleaner air spaces.
Access tools, workflow, and program guidance for COVID-19 contact tracing.
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 retirement communities make decisions, protect their residents 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 youth sports administrators and coaches make decisions, protect their players and 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.
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.
Toolkit to help keep K-12 school students and teachers safe during COVID-19 outbreak.
Guidance and tools to help domestic travelers make decisions and protect themselves and others from getting sick.
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 businesses make decisions, protect their staff, and communicate with their communities.
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.
This Toolkit provides web links, social media, posters and other COVID-19 related resources for people 15 to 17.

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, fact sheets, posters, and other resources for summer camp administrators, parents and attendees.
Guidance and tools to help youth sports administrators and coaches make decisions, protect their players and staff, and communicate with their communities.
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.
Ongoing mitigation guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for retirement communities.
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.
Help protect faith and community volunteers stay safe in the context of COVID-19, when providing spiritual and psychosocial support.

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.
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
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).