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.

Surge Mitigation in Healthcare

Surge Mitigation in Healthcare

During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated Feb. 8, 2021

To address an anticipated surge of COVID-19 cases from the Omicron variant, CDC has updated isolation and work restriction guidance for healthcare personnel.

CDC also updated guidance for contingency and crisis management in the setting of significant healthcare worker shortages.

Strategies and guidance for managing healthcare resources when there is a surge in demand for services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Surge Estimation Tool

COVID-19Surge is a spreadsheet tool for estimating the surge in demand for hospital-based services during the COVID-19 pandemic.