COVID-19 VACCINE FACT SHEET – CLICK HERE

Recent Vaccine News

Pfizer fact sheet: https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download

Johnson & Johnson fact sheet: https://www.fda.gov/media/146305/download (Note: The CDC has officially paused use of the J&J covid vaccine until further notice)

Moderna fact sheet: https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/eua-fact-sheet-recipients.pdf

WHO page on vaccines check out the Vaccines explained series: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-vaccines

Why a Covid-19 vaccine isn’t available for kids yet: https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/15/health/covid-19-vaccine-young-children-wellness/index.html

Covid symptoms to look out for if you are fully vaccinated: https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/07/the-covid-symptoms-to-look-out-for-if-you-are-fully-vaccinated.html

The CDC is also offering a COVID Data tracker weekly review that you can subscribe to here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3u-_vZbICCVLtj8_sRMi_hYr93vSARcSXOJn26LABvHP94-ajOQ1hJAVw

Mayor Pritzker’s stressed the importance of vaccines: https://illinoisnewsroom.org/pritzker-warns-covid-19-delta-variant-could-dominate-in-illinois-by-fall/

In the news: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/08/delta-has-changed-pandemic-endgame/619726/

What to know about this year’s flu season https://www.today.com/health/flu-shot-2021-2022-what-know-about-year-s-flu-t230359

Study examines breakthrough cases: https://news.yale.edu/2021/09/07/study-examines-severe-breakthrough-cases-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR36_PznPLBfuebCQ7scH7ito3w1V5vTCW1Xd5M5o7i54msZPD3PuRt9WU0

CDC new smartfind covid19 chatbot: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0sf-aaRxJFxy6s5tfzj8D3rD2cML0oPnZ3Mff7TqPM3jAYt4bLjPUOVnw

Recent Vaccine News and Information

Top 5 Things To Know

1. Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death; it also helps reduce the spread of the virus in communities.
– Unvaccinated individuals should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated.
– With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. The highest spread of cases and severe outcomes is happening in places with low vaccination rates.

2. Data show Delta is different than past versions of the virus: it is much more contagious.
– Some vaccinated people can get Delta in a breakthrough infection and may be contagious.
– Even so, vaccinated individuals represent a very small amount of transmission occurring around the country.
– Virtually all hospitalizations and deaths continue to be among the unvaccinated.

3. In areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends that everyone (including fully vaccinated individuals) wear a mask in public indoor settings to help prevent spread of Delta and protect others.

4. CDC recommends that community leaders encourage vaccination and masking to prevent further outbreaks in areas of substantial and high transmission.

5. 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.

Covid-19 Vaccine

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is launching a new immunization portal, Vax Verify, that will allow Illinois residents 18 years and older to check their COVID-19 vaccination record. Vax Verify can be accessed at https://idphportal.illinois.gov.

“As more businesses, events, organizations, and others require proof of vaccination, Illinois residents will be able to confirm using Vax Verify that they have been vaccinated for COVID-19,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “With the current surge in cases, more people are making the decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine and this new tool will aid residents in confirming their vaccination where needed.”

Illinois State Fair concert goers with tickets for the grandstand track area (also known as Standing Room Only) are required to provide a print or digital copy of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours. Ticket holders can register in Vax Verify to check their immunization record for documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

More and more companies, such as United, Google, Netflix, Morgan Stanley, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ascension Health, and Lyft, are instituting vaccine requirements for at least some of their employees.

Region 6 also hit 8% positivity rate and we are at 23% ICU bed availability.

Booster Shots

At this time, we are still waiting on approval from the FDA and then guidance from CDC and IDPH before we recommend boosters. The Boosters for COVID19 are mainly for immunocompromised individuals. Once approval and guidance has been given, we will inform the public on next steps.

School Updates

Schools are now back in session and Illinois students and staff are required to wear masks and operate using covid safe measures and precautions.
https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Enforcement-Universal-Indoor-Masking-Requirement.pdf

As of August 19th IDPH fully adopted the changes suggested by the CDC on masking guidance

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY


Information for the week of September 20th

As of 9/20/21, there have been 395 new cases and 5 new deaths over the past week, bringing the total to 25,804 cases and 183 deaths in Champaign County.
There have been 227,210 vaccines administered and 111,629 people fully vaccinated (53.16%)

Confirmed covid-19 cases in Champaign County: 25,804
Active (in isolation): 788
Recovered: 24,833
Currently Hospitalized: 19
Deaths: 183
Active Close Contacts in Quarantine: 749
Close Contacts that became positive: 4, 013
Close Contacts released from quarantine: 33,607

Percentage of people testing positive for Covid-19 who are not fully vaccinated: 84.6%
Percentage of people testing positive for Covid-19 who are fully vaccinated: 15.4%
Total number of people testing positive for Covid-19 who were not fully vaccinated: 3,922
Total number of people testing positive for Covid-19 who were fully vaccinated: 714

Champaign County Case information: https://www.c-uphd.org/champaign-urbana-illinois-coronavirus-information.html

The CDC has recently updated their suggestion on mask wearing indoors to include all persons even if fully vaccinated and children. The Illinois Department of Health has adopted this guidance.

Delta Variant: The guidance has changed, so here are a few facts.

Delta is more contagious than other virus strains and has an increased reproduction rate (these can vary for location, density of population, vaccination rates, etc.). The viral load for Delta is about 1,000 times that of the original strain. Early strains had a reproduction rate around 2.6, which means that 1 person could infect about 2-3 people. The Delta strain is looking closer to a 4-6 reproduction rate, thus creating exponential growth. For comparison, the fall wave in the 1918 Influenza in Geneva was 3.8. Measles in the Ghana outbreak in 1960-1968 was 14.5. When we add vaccination to this, the reproduction rates go down. Unfortunately, since the majority of the population is still not vaccinated, herd immunity cannot be reached to bring the reproduction rate closer to zero. When you get the reproduction rate under 1, it will usually peter out. Smallpox is the ONLY human disease that currently has been declared eradicated in the world, which was largely due to the vigorous vaccination campaigns.

The Vaccine is definitely working!! While we have some breakthrough cases, the majority of the new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have been unvaccinated. The ones that have been vaccinated and tested positive for COVID19 have generally had mild symptoms.

Symptoms for the Delta Variant have been a little different than previous strains – mainly the loss of taste and smell is not as prevalent as it was with the other strains. Most other symptoms are the same, but they have also seen an increase in just a runny nose.

There has been some evidence that those who are vaccinated who have the delta variant can spread it to others. This is still early in the studies and has been minimal.

New Data = New Guidance. Please remember that this virus is still changing, and with each new bit of information can change the game.

FULLY VACCINATED RECOMMENDATIONS (updated 7/28): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html

Testing Sites in Champaign County

Community Based Testing Site at Marketplace Mall (2000 N. Neil St., Champaign):
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 8am-4pm
Enter through the South mall entrance off of Market Street
CBTS Registration

Carle Champaign on Mattis (1702 S. Mattis Ave., Champaign):
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-1pm
Call the COVID-19 hotline at 217-902-6100 for appropriate next steps

SHIELD CU COVID-19 Testing (5 years and up):
Parkland College
M4 parking lot tent, 2400 West Bradley Avenue in Champaign
Building D, room D244. West side of main campus, park in lot C4
Monday 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE)
1102 Gregory Dr., Urbana
Parking available at meters on Dorner Dr or meters in lot F28
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Download the app!

Promise Healthcare (805 Bloomington Rd., Champaign):
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
APPOINTMENT ONLY. For an appointment call 217-403-5402.

CampusTown Urgent Care (631 E. Green St., Champaign):
Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm
You MUST register & make an appointment for the test. Call 217-344-9909

NEED PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION?

The CDC card is not the official proof!

Anyone who has received a COVID-19 vaccination in Champaign County can request any additional (lost) copies of a COVID-19 vaccination record/card from (I-CARE), the Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange, which is the official State of Illinois database for vaccination record. https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/immunization/icare

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, Promise Healthcare, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will be hosting community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

If you:

• live or work in Champaign County and
• are 16 or older
you can receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Note – those who are 12 to 17 years of age are currently only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine

How to get vaccinated

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), in partnership with Carle Health, OSF HealthCare, Christie Clinic, and Promise Healthcare want to encourage those who are eligible and have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 to do so today. The vaccines are safe, effective, and widely available in Champaign County.

The Delta variant has now reached Champaign County and continues to increase across the country. This particular variant does appear to be more transmissible and is impacting younger patients in a way previous variants have not. In some regions, the Delta variant represents over 50 percent of cases reported. People who are fully vaccinated are protected from the Delta variant which is why it is more important than ever for people to get vaccinated. According to the CDC, preliminary data suggests that 99.5 percent of COVID deaths over the past several months were in unvaccinated people.

“With an increase in cases locally and schools reopening for in-person learning next month, now is the time to get vaccinated for protection against COVID-19 and its variants,” said Awais Vaid, Deputy Administrator and Epidemiologist at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

Anyone 12 years of age or older is able to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are available to individuals age 18 and older. The following clinics are currently available to those meeting age requirements based on the manufacturer’s guidance and who live or work in Champaign County. Parental consent is needed for anyone under the age of 18.

Local Upcoming Vaccine Clinics:

  • CUPHD’s FREE Vaccine Walk-In Clinic Now Open 5 Days a Week
  • Visit www.vaccinefinder.org for available COVID-19 vaccination appointments at local pharmacies.
  • Carle COVID-19 Vaccination for Champaign County
  • Promise Healthcare Vaccine Appointments call the COVID Care Line 217-403-5402 or click here
  • CampusTown Urgent Care Vaccine Appointments
  • IDPH Vaccine Appt Call Center 833-621-1284
    • Open 7 days a week to assist people who do not have access to or who have difficulty navigating online services in making appointments

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, 201 W. Kenyon Road, Champaign.

  • Walk-in appointments available
    • Monday – Thursday 8:30-11:30am, 1:00 – 4pm
    • Friday 8:30 am – 4:30pm
    • *If you have any questions regarding the vaccine you can talk to a nurse, nurse practitioner or doctor – no pressure to get the vaccine.

Promise Healthcare Vaccine Appointments call the COVID Care Line 217-403-5402 or visit: https://www.promisehealth.org/

Campustown Urgent Care: https://campustownurgentcare.com/

IDPH Vaccine Appt Call Center 833-621-1284
Open 7 days a week to assist people who do not have access to or who have difficulty navigating online services in making appointments.

Carle: Starting July 19, Carle Champaign on Curtis and Carle Urbana on Windsor appointments should be scheduled by calling (217) 902-6100:
Carle Champaign on Curtis, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Carle Urbana on Windsor, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For homebound patients and those needing interpreter services: https://carle.org/Home/COVID-19-Resources/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information/county-information/Vaccine-Notification-Signup?county=Champaign&phase=Phase%201c

Walk-in vaccinations are available at 805 Bloomington Road. No appointment needed.
• Individuals will need to register as a patient.

OSF HealthCare, Champaign, Urbana and Savoy.
• Appointments are required and can be made at www.osfhealthcare.org/vaccine

Vaccines are available at 1405 W. Park Street in Urbana, 1712 W. Springfield Ave in Champaign and 501 N. Dunlap Street in Savoy.

Pharmacies:

Visit www.vaccinefinder.org for available COVID-19 vaccination appointments at local pharmacies.
Meijer clinic info: https://clinic.meijer.com/
Walmart: Walmart.com/COVIDvaccine
CVS: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19/location-screening

Additional notes:

While current eligibility guidelines include residents age 16 or older, each vaccination site may vary based on manufacturer’s approval.
In most cases, you will receive your second dose where you received your first. Follow instructions on scheduling your second dose from the site.
Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. There will not be a waitlist; however, additional appointments will be available next week based on vaccine availability. You cannot receive the COVID vaccine if you have received any other vaccinations within 14 days prior to your appointment. You may be asked to show an ID for verification of employment. Patients will need to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and plan to allow at least 15 minutes for observation after the vaccination. Please limit the number of individuals in your party that are not receiving the vaccine and wear clothing to allow easy access to the upper portion of the arm for the injection.

There is no cost to individuals to get a COVID vaccine. You may be asked to bring your insurance card if you have one, but you will not be turned away if you do not have insurance.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. Information can be found at: http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine-faq

Additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at: https://www.c-uphd.org/covid-vaccinations.html

VERMILION COUNTY

Information for the week of September 20th

Vermilion county: https://vermilioncountyfirst.com/2021/07/27/illinois-adopts-latest-cdc-mask-recommendations/

As of 9/10/21, there have been 294 new cases and 7 new deaths in the past week, bringing the total to 12,107 cases and 172 deaths in Vermilion County.

There have been 50,979 vaccines administered and 27,143 people fully vaccinated (35.34%)

Vermilion County Regional Hospital Information (as of 9/16/21)

Four of our Region’s Hospital’s EDs were at Peak Census as of this morning. We have about 15 ADULT ICU beds open in Region 6 which includes 15 hospitals and 1 VA (Region 6 covers 21 counties). Status for our region as of this morning was that we have about 21 COVID patients in the ICU, 131 in non-ICU status, and 12 on ventilators (these numbers do not include PUIs). There were about 15 patients waiting in EDs for beds to be admitted. There were 6 interfacility transfers, which means the number of patients transferred the previous calendar day (midnight to 11:59 pm) from a hospital emergency department or a hospital inpatient area out to other facilities (whether in the same health system or another) due to lack of capacity. Most of our hospitalizations are still with our unvaccinated population. One patient in our regional hospitals lost their lives since yesterday.

Vermilion County Covid-19 Information: https://vchd.org/covid-19/

Vermilion County Case Counts

Active Cases: 192
Hospitalizations: 36 (18.6% of active cases)
Total Cases (beginning March, 2020): 12,232
Total Released / Recovered: 11,863
Total Deaths: 177

Vermilion County Vaccination Counts

Total Number of Vaccinations Administered (includes 12+): 51,557
Total Number of Vermilion County Residents FULLY vaccinated (includes 12+): 27,567
Percentage of Vermilion County’s TOTAL Population who are FULLY vaccinated: 35.89%
For total population numbers ONLY, if we look at current estimated population, (2021 – 73,870), Vermilion County looks closer to 37.32% fully vaccinated.
Percentage of those who are 65+ and have at least 1 dose: 73.26%
Percentage and Number of those who are 65+ that are fully vaccinated: 70.21% / 10,430
Percentage of those who are ages 18-64 and have at least 1 dose: 41.26%
Percentage and Number of those who are 18-64 that are fully vaccinated: 36.99% / 16,222
Percentage of those who are 12-17 and have at least 1 dose: 18.19%
Percentage and Number of those who are 12-17 that are fully vaccinated: 15.07% / 915

Vermilion County maintains at HIGH Transmission Level for new cases of COVID19.

Please continue to encourage our community to get vaccinated, get tested, stay home when they are sick and mask. Vaccination is the path out of this pandemic.
Please continue to encourage our community to take advantage of the vaccinations opportunities that we have.
Please read all requirements to receive a vaccine for all locations below.
Appointments Highly Recommended
Intended for those who Work or Live in Vermilion County
We have removed the requirement for a Voucher Code on All Upcoming Appointments, so you should not need to enter a Voucher Code anymore to make an appointment.
***If you are under the age of 18, there are multiple pharmacies in Vermilion County that offer Pfizer for 12+ and you can get your vaccine at those locations. ***

Who is currently eligible

VCHD Clinics are open to those who are 18 and older for Moderna and Johnson and Johnson that live or work in the state of Illinois and open to those who are 12 and older for Pfizer ONLY who are Vermilion County Students 12-17. If someone cannot make the appointments online, they can call 217-431-2662 ext. 263 or 264 and someone will be able to assist them.

How to get tested

Testing at VCHD

Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at the Health Department EVERY Wednesday
Time: 11am-3pm (Appointments will NOW be required – you can make an appointment by clicking on the link and registering: You will need a text number and an email address to receive your results. https://shieldilportal.pointnclick.com/login_login.aspx
To register, you will need the Agency Code: df5brbrj
Testing is FREE and is a PCR test
They are no longer requesting that you cannot eat or drink prior to getting tested.

Testing at DACC (REGISTRATION HAS NOT OPENED YET)

Shield Saliva COVID19 Testing will be at DACC every Friday beginning September 24th
Time: 9am – 3:00pm
Location: Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs Hall (south of the Bremer Conference Center)
Who: Open to public, no appointment is needed. You will need to register once it is open. OSF Healthcare will be performing the testing
Testing is FREE and is a PCR test

Testing available in Vermilion County and in Champaign:

CVS and Walgreens – must make an appointment online

· Get testing information for CVS & Walgreens.
· OSF Urgo – must be symptomatic
· Carle – DRIVE THRU CLINIC at the Danville Fairchild Site
· M-F 8a-5p
· Saturday and Sunday 8a-1p.

How to get vaccinated

Local Upcoming Clinics and available weekly clinics:
Location: Vermilion County Health Department
For those 18 years old or older

October 7th, 20201
9am -11:00am (last appointment is 10:45) MODERNA ONLY, walk-ins welcome no later than 10:30am

November 4th, 2021 (registration has not been opened for this date yet)
9am-11:00am (last appointment is 10:45) MODERNA ONLY, walk-ins welcome no later than 10:30am

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Bismarck Henning High School – 17268 E 2750 North Rd, Bismarck, IL
Pfizer Vaccine available for anyone 12yrs of age and older
October 5th, 2021 – Second Dose

Other Locations you can receive a vaccine:

• Carle in Hoopeston and at the Village Mall: Please visit their website for more information: (https://carle.org/home/covid-19-resources/covid-19-vaccine-information/county-information ), Carle is moving their clinics to their Fairchild location after this Friday. Clinics will also still be available at Carle Hoopeston as well.

• OSF: Please visit their website for more information: (https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/vaccine/)

• Aunt Martha’s (https://www.auntmarthas.org/covid19resourcecenter/) At Aunt Martha’s, they are running the vaccine clinic on Fridays and have open slots for this week. Please email mmarquez@auntmarthas.org for appointment request.

• VA: www.danville.va.gov

• CVS in Hoopeston has Pfizer and can vaccinate 16+: www.cvs.com

• Walgreens in Danville has Pfizer and can vaccinate 16+: www.walgreens.com

• Meijer: https://clinic.meijer.com/

• Walmart: Walmart.com/COVIDvaccine

PLEASE READ:

The information below is for all sites. You will be asked to remain in an observation area for 15-30 minutes post vaccination*.

1. Please wear short sleeves. This will make it easier and quicker for people to get through the vaccine station.

2. If this is your 2nd dose, bring your vaccine card back with you.

3. If you answer “Yes” to being pregnant or breastfeeding , you must have a doctor’s note saying you can receive the vaccine.

4. *If you answer “Yes” to having a history of allergic reactions, taking blood thinners, or autoimmune system, you may be asked to remain in observation for 30 minutes.

5. If you answer “Yes” to having received passive antibody therapy as treatment for COVID-19, you will need to WAIT 90 days after initial infection before getting your vaccine.

6. If you answer “Yes” to having a vaccine in the last 14 days, you must wait 14 days after your last vaccine to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

7. If you are currently in isolation due to a current infection with COVID-19, you CANNOT receive the vaccine at this time.

8. If you have a fever or are currently ill, you CANNOT receive the vaccine.

9. If you recently received your 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you cannot get your second dose until 28 days after your 1st dose.

10. If you received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for your first dose, the only vaccine we are administering at this point is Moderna and you will NOT be able to get your second dose here.

11. If you have had COVID19 in the last 90 days, Vaccination can be offered, but could also be delayed 90 days if desired.

• Moderna Covid 19 Consent Form (access the form here: https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Moderna-Covid-19-Consent-Form-ABC-with-race-and-ethnicity.pdf) – UPDATED VERSION 2/8/21

• Moderna Pre-Vaccination-Screening-Form (this has the screening questions and information about each question) – page 2 is blank for printing purposes. Here: https://vchd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Moderna-pre-vaccination-screening-form.pdf

Other Locations you can receive a vaccine:

• Carle in Hoopeston and at the Village Mall: Please visit their website for more information: (https://carle.org/home/covid-19-resources/covid-19-vaccine-information/county-information ), Carle is moving their clinics to their Fairchild location after this Friday. Clinics will also still be available at Carle Hoopeston as well.

• OSF: Please visit their website for more information: (https://www.osfhealthcare.org/covid19/vaccine/)

• Aunt Martha’s (https://www.auntmarthas.org/covid19resourcecenter/) At Aunt Martha’s, they are running the vaccine clinic on Fridays and have open slots for this week. Please email mmarquez@auntmarthas.org for appointment request.

• VA: www.danville.va.gov

• CVS in Hoopeston has Pfizer and can vaccinate 16+: www.cvs.com

• Walgreens in Danville has Pfizer and can vaccinate 16+: www.walgreens.com

• Meijer: https://clinic.meijer.com/

• Walmart: Walmart.com/COVIDvaccine

Eligible residents:

• Residents 18 years of age or older

Are you fully vaccinated?

People are considered fully vaccinated:

2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you’ve been fully vaccinated:

You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart.

You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people of any age from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks or staying 6 feet apart, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

You can gather or conduct activities outdoors without wearing a mask except in certain crowded settings and venues.

If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.

You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States.

You do NOT need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it.

You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.

If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.

However, if you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.