Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States

The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine(s) available. Clinical Trials Currently, clinical trials are evaluating investigational COVID-19 vaccines in many thousands of study participants to generate scientific data and other information […]Read More

8 Things to Know about Vaccine Planning

Many vaccines are being developed and tested, but some might be ready before others—CDC is planning for many possibilities. CDC is working with partners at all levels, including healthcare associations, on flexible COVID-19 vaccination programs that can accommodate different vaccines and scenarios. CDC has been in contact with your state public health department to help […]Read More

Types of Respiratory Protection

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Crew Disembarkations through Commercial Travel ' CDC

Cruise lines that have ships operating or planning to operate in U.S. waters during the period of the No Sail Order extension Parent Company Cruise Line No Sail Order Response Plan Status Ship Name Ship Status Commercial Travel Allowed¥ Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Complete and accurate with signed acknowledgement Grand Celebration […]Read More

Considerations for Schools

Updates have been made to align with the new school resources and tools that were released on July 23rd and 24th and the latest COVID-19 information. The Considerations are intended to help school administrators: (1) promote behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19, (2) maintain healthy environments, (3) maintain healthy operations, and (4) prepare for […]Read More

Operational Considerations for Maintaining Essential Services and Providing Prevention, Care,

Introduction Despite being preventable and curable, tuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease, taking the lives of 1.5 million persons each year. One-fourth of the world’s population—nearly 2 billion people–are infected with TB.  In 2018, 10 million people, including 1.1 million children, became ill with TB disease (1). The global community has made substantial […]Read More

Community Mitigation (Non-US Settings)

Introduction to Mitigation, Mobility and Epidemiology Graph A mitigation, mobility, and epidemiology (MME) graph displays the effects that mitigation measures might have on community mobility and on the incidence of COVID-19 in a geographical zone over time. Guide to Create a Mitigation, Mobility and Epidemiology Graph (PDF)pdf iconRead More

Cleaning, Disinfection, and Hand Hygiene in Schools

Integrating cleaning and disinfection into the daily plan Who will clean, how often, and where? Cleaning and disinfecting reduce the risk of spreading infection by removing and killing germs on surfaces people frequently touch. Consider cleaning and disinfecting more frequently at your school to reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Staff and […]Read More

Considerations for Wearing Masks

For example, people who interact with those who are deaf or hearing impaired may find that a face shield is better than a mask when communicating. If you must wear a face shield instead of a mask: Choose a face shield that wraps around the sides of your face and extends below your chin or […]Read More