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.

Information in Braille

Information in Braille
Updated May 22, 2023

CDC has created braille-ready files (BRFs) with important guidance about COVID-19. Anyone can request these BRFs:

  • COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know
  • Get Treatment for COVID-19
  • Improving Ventilation in Your Home
  • Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19
  • Stay Safe from Respiratory Illnesses

To request these files, please email

CDC is also working with NFB-NEWSLINE® to provide this information in audio format. NFB-NEWSLINE® is a free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, deafblind, or otherwise print-disabled that offers access to more than 500 publications, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and more.