The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
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Learn how to plan various size gatherings during COVID-19 to enhance the protection of individuals and communities.
School district leadership, K-12 administrators, and directors of childcare programs can use the following materials to encourage COVID-19 vaccination.
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.
Recommendations on what activities people can do after they have been fully vaccinated, including how to gather safely with vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Science Brief: Background Rationale and Evidence for Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
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.
Teachers and staff in pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 (pre-K-12 schools) and childcare workers are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines.
Appendices related to developing a case investigation and contact tracing plan.
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.
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
Operational Considerations for Adapting a Contact Tracing Program to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic
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.
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
Recommendations for Disaster Sheltering of Household Pets, Service Animals, and Support Animals during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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.
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.