Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.
The White House announced that vaccines will be required for international travelers coming into the United States, with an effective date of November 8, 2021. For purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include FDA approved or authorized and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines. More information is available here.
Travel requirements to enter the United States are changing, starting November 8, 2021. More information is available here.

Health Equity in Action

Health Equity in Action

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Health equity is achieved when everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. We all have a role to play to address injustices and overcome obstacles to health and health care. During the COVID-19 response, CDC continues to focus its health equity efforts on populations placed at higher risk for COVID-19 and other severe outcomes. Learn more about CDC’s work with funded partners to help reduce health disparities related to COVID-19 by reading the project showcases below.

Visit the CDC COVID-19 Response Health Equity Strategy to learn more.

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Project Spotlight

Pilot Vaccination & Testing Event at Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln, Alabama

Populations of focus: People in rural Alabama

Purpose: Conduct a free drive-through COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at the famed NASCAR racetrack in Lincoln, Alabama. Vaccination coverage in Alabama is among the lowest in the nation, so this event targeted a particularly key population. Vaccination rates in rural areas, particularly among men, are considered the lowest in the state.

Partners: Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama Department of Public Health, HHS’s Increasing Community Access to Testing, or ICATT, CDC Foundation and the Alabama National Guard

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COVID-19 Health Equity Projects