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.

Additional Tools and Resources

Additional Tools and Resources
Updated Nov. 3, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with international partners to respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. CDC provides technical assistance to help other countries increase their ability to prevent, detect, and respond to health threats, including COVID-19.

This document is provided by CDC and is intended for use in non-U.S. healthcare settings.

Healthcare Facility Assessment Tool

Healthcare Facility Assessment Tool pdf icon[360 KB, 11 Pages]

This tool has been developed for healthcare facilities and public health stakeholders in non-US healthcare settings to assess a facility’s IPC practices in identifying and safely managing patients presenting with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness and Response Planning tool

Considerations for Integrating Infection Prevention and Control into National Pandemic Preparedness and Response Planning for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pdf icon[199 KB, 11 pages]

This tool is intended to provide guidance and considerations for Ministries of Health and other public health authorities in non-US healthcare settings during planning and implementation of key IPC activities for COVID-19 preparedness and response.

COVID-19 Overview and Infection Prevention and Control Priorities in non-US Healthcare Settings

Instructions on Putting On and Removing PPE pdf icon[2.85 MB, 3 pages]

This tool is intended to provide instructions on putting on and removing PPE for healthcare workers in non-US healthcare settings.