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Your hotline to the government. Please check back often to keep up with daily developments, orders, regulations and guidance from federal, state and local officials.

President Biden is working with the federal government to act swiftly and aggressively to help protect and support our communities and citizens. 

Provide clear, consistent, evidence-based guidance for how communities should navigate the pandemic – and the resources for schools, small businesses, and families to make it through.



HHS and our federal partners are working together with state, local, tribal and territorial governments, public health officials, health care providers, researchers, private sector organizations.

HHS is working with the public to execute a whole-of-America response to the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the health and safety of the American people.

Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. 

With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. CDC has updated guidance for fully vaccinated people based on new evidence on the Delta variant.

COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. Because it is a new virus, scientists are learning more each day. Although most people who have COVID-19 have mild symptoms, COVID-19 can also cause severe illness and even death. Some groups, including older adults and people who have certain underlying medical conditions, are at increased risk of severe illness.

NIAID’s scientists strive quickly to study COVID-19. These scientists’ focuses are: the origins of SARS-CoV-2; how it causes COVID-19; new treatments; and vaccines.

The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

Verified National COVID-19 Resources

Follow the country’s leading healthcare and medical institutions as they tackle problems thrown up by the ongoing pandemic. Join in the efforts or reach out for assistance.

NIH’s role in vaccine development and vaccine studies to prevent COVID-19.

Journey of a Vaccine
Learn about the four phases of clinical research, what questions researchers try to answer in each, and how a vaccine is developed, approved, and manufactured.

Children can contract coronavirus that causes COVID-19. They can also spread the virus to others, even when they have no symptoms.

Most children with the coronavirus have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. However, children with underlying medical conditions and infants less than 1 year old may be at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19. Based on how serious their symptoms are, some children may need to stay in the hospital and receive intensive care.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is partnering with the campaign to offer several webinars to walk through each toolkit and its resources and train community organizations, local voices and trusted leaders to use the campaign tools for vaccine outreach efforts to diverse communities. 

CMS has compiled these resources to help you stay informed on CMS, HHS CDC and other materials and resources available on the COVID-19 vaccine. helps parents access safe and quality child care services in their community that best suits their family’s needs. provides links to State or Territory child care websites that parents use to search for child care and consumer education information.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to slow the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), many schools have closed unexpectedly. To ensure that children who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school are able to get the nutrition they need, USDA is working with states to continue providing meals to students.

Find Meals for Kids When Schools are Closed | USDA-FNS 

USDA Foods: COVID-19 Waivers by State | USDA-FNS

Tribal Nation COVID-19 Waivers & Flexibilities | USDA-FNS

The HHS COVID-19 public education campaign is a national initiative to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures such as mask wearing and social distancing.

Through a nationwide network of trusted messengers and consistent, fact-based public health messaging, the campaign helps the public make informed decisions about their health and COVID-19, including steps to protect themselves and their communities.

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For general COVID-19 questions, call 1-800-270-7268 or email Telephone calls are answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Interpreters are available. For frequently asked questions and to check your symptoms, visit the COVID-19 Information Hub at Alabama COVID-19 updates .

Vaccine managed by  the Alaska Tribal Health System, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Department of Defense may have different eligibility criteria. Vaccine doses will be distributed throughout Alaska in a series of phases. Over time, everyone who wants to be vaccinated will be able to get vaccinated. Alaska COVID-19 updates 

Throughout the COVID-19 response, our goal has been to provide real-time data on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including cases, hospitalizations, laboratory results, and vaccines. Arizona COVID-19 Hotline: 1-844-542-820.  Arizona COVID-19 updates  

Arkansans who are 70 or older and those who work in education will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccination beginning on Jan. 18. There won’t be enough vaccine available for everyone at first, but we will get additional supply each week and will work to make it available as quickly as possible. Use the map or table below to reach out to your local pharmacy or provider to let them know you need the vaccine. Click here to schedule an appointment, or use the map/table below to find a location near you. Arkansas COVID-19 updates

California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted case rate for tier assignment. COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in California and are validated by the nation’s top medical experts to be safe and effective. The State’s distribution plan helps ensure a fair distribution of doses while supplies remain limited. Covid-19 updates

We expect that the initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines will be very limited for several months. This means that a vaccine will not be immediately available to everyone who wants one. The majority of early phase 1 recipients will receive the vaccine through their employer, local public health agency or through the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care (LTC) Program.. More information about provider settings and options for phase 2 and phase 3 recipients will be coming soon. View the list of facilities that have received shipments of COVID-19 vaccines. Colorado COVID-19 Updates

Connecticut is currently in Phase 2.1: As Connecticut continues taking steps to protect residents from the spread of COVID-19, the state is currently in Phase 2.1 of its reopening plans. It previously had been in Phase 3, however due to a spike in cases statewide, the state rolled back to Phase 2.1, which is a slightly modified version of Phase 2, effective November 6, 2020.  Here are all of the rules the apply in Phase 2.1. Keep Connecticut Safe: Did you visit a business that might be violating a COVID-19 safety requirement? Let us know here. Connecticut COVID-19 updates

Questions about vaccines? Contact the Division of Public Health Vaccine Call Center at 1-833-643-1715. The call center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Or email Individuals with general questions about coronavirus can call 2-1-1 or for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, please text your ZIP code to 898-211. Delaware COVID-19 updates

Vaccine Pre-registration System Now Available. The state has developed a pre-registration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations for priority populations. To pre-register click here MyVaccine . Individuals can call and pre-register if they do not have Internet access. Please find the complete list of numbers by county here FL VACCINE HOTLINES_1-29-21 . Florida COVID-19 updates

If you’re looking for a COVID Vaccination Site in your location, be sure to check back often as the COVID participating vaccine site locations list will be updated frequently. Additional locations statewide will be added when providers are ready to safely administer the vaccine, and as vaccine supply allows. In the meantime, follow the plan for distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia COVID-19 Vaccine Plan. Georgia COVID-19 updates

Vaccine registration is open through various clinics throughout the state. The Department of Health has compiled links to the clinics here. New Vaccine Administration Data Now Available. Hawaii COVID-19 updates

According to the Idaho Back to School Framework posted at local public health districts, this color-coded map identifies category of transmission level within a community using scientifically driven metrics.  This map shows the current evaluation by the local public health districts by county.  Questions?  Contact your local public health district.Idaho COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 virus is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as needed here and on the CDC website at  If you are an eligible individual as outlined in Phase 1a or 1b, such as health care workers, first responders, essential workers, or anyone 65 years of age and older, you can find your nearest vaccination site Vaccination LocationIllinois COVID-19 updates

Indiana’s Novel Coronavirus Response, please consult this page for updated news and guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates will be made as new information becomes available. lick here for a list of who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are eligible, click here to register and make an appointment. The timeline for additional phases of vaccine administration is yet to be determined. Check back here frequently for updates. Indiana COVID-19 updates

The Iowa Department of Public Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Iowa. COVID-19 vaccines are available only for: Phase 1A and Phase 1B priority populations. Most of Phase 1A has received the vaccine in Iowa. Because of the limited supply, not everyone in Phase 1B will be able to get vaccinated right away. To help balance vaccine supply with the Phase 1B demands, IDPH has implemented a tiered prioritization, outlined here. Iowa COVID-19 updates

The COVID-19 vaccine dashboard is updated Monday, Wednesday and Friday by 12:30 p.m. To maximize your experience, use a device with a larger screen, such as a tablet, laptop or desktop. Kansas covid 19 updates

The Kentucky Department for Public Health has teamed up with state and local partners to provide free COVID-19 testing across the Commonwealth. Kentucky COVID-19 updates

The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana. As more vaccines become available from the CDC, more individuals and groups will be offered a vaccination. Louisiana COVID-19 updates

Maine is committed to an accessible, flexible and equitable vaccination effort. The supply of COVID-19 vaccines is limited, so they must be distributed in a phased approach. Maine is currently in Phase 1a. Maine COVID-19 updates

The Maryland Department of Health updates these data daily during the 10 a.m. hour. All data are preliminary and subject to change based on additional reporting. Maryland COVID 19 updates

Due to the state of emergency declared in Massachusetts related to the COVID-19 virus, the MCAD is initiating temporary emergency changes to its processes and procedures as outlined below. Please check back here for updates and developments relative to the MCAD. Massachusetts COVID-19 updates

The State of Michigan is working around the clock to test and treat COVID-19 patients. Below is the most recent data healthcare experts across the state have compiled. It is updated Monday – Saturday. Michigan COVID-19 updates

Information, data, and guidance for COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota.

Find vaccine locations and access the Vaccine Connector tool at State of Minnesota: COVID-19 Vaccinations.

COVID-19 Vaccine Data
Data on COVID-19 vaccine provider registration, vaccine distribution, and vaccine administration.

About COVID-19 Vaccine
Basics of COVID-19 vaccine.
How to get vaccinated | Getting vaccinated | After getting the vaccine | For fully vaccinated people | Available vaccines | Vaccine safety | How a vaccine helps | More information

COVID-19 Vaccine Providers
Planning and guidance for health professionals providing vaccine.

Selected Walmart pharmacies in Mississippi will begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations to the public beginning Tuesday.  See the list of pharmacies and appointment information  Appointments for your second dose will now be made through instructions you will receive by e-mail after your first vaccination. Adults 65 and over and those with certain chronic health conditions are now eligible for vaccination. Mississippi COVID-19 updates

The State of Missouri is working around the clock to test and treat COVID-19 patients. Below is the most recent data healthcare experts across the state have compiled. Missouri COVID-19 updates

Local public health departments are working closely with vaccination providers in each community to deliver COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, supplies of vaccine are limited and viewing the specific sites below will help you determine availability in your area. Montana COVID-19 updates

Beginning Saturday, January 30th, we are in the GREEN Zone. All Nebraska counties are under Directed Health Measures from January 30 at 12:01AM – February 28.You can find the one that applies to your county on the Directed Health Measures page. Nebraska COVID-19 updates

The Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP) is working with Nevada’s local health departments, hospitals, and clinics to distribute COVID-19 vaccines once available.  If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 provider enrollment, email or call 775-684-5900. For questions and scheduling assistance, please call Nevada’s COVID-19 call center at 1(800) 401-0946. The call center operates 7 days a week, from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. Nevada COVID-19 updates

NH is committed to a safe and effective vaccine that will protect against COVID-19. We are prepared to receive the initial batches of FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine in mid-December 2020. The vaccine will be distributed in a phased approach and the initial allocation will be used to vaccinate at-risk health workers, residents of long-term care facilities, and first responders. New Hampshire COVID-19 updates

New Jersey will roll out COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach to all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the State. Within six months, New Jersey aims to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population.New Jersey COVID-19 updates

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is leading the State of New Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccination planning and implementation in close collaboration with other state agencies, as well as public, private and tribal partners throughout the state. New Mexico COVID-19 updates

The Federal Government determines how much vaccine New York State receives. The Federal Government has only given New York approximately 300,000 vaccines/week for over 7 million people who are eligible – as a result supply is very limited. Vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals and through local health departments statewide – please contact your provider of choice to schedule your vaccine appointment. Additionally, there is a network of State-run sites distributing vaccine statewide – to determine eligibility and to schedule a first-dose appointment through April 16 at New York State-run vaccination sites only, use the “Am I Eligible” app.New York COVID-19 updates

North Carolina’s goal is to get everyone vaccinated as quickly, safely and equitably as possible. But you may have to wait until the federal government provides North Carolina with enough vaccine. Supply is very limited now but should get better soon.   North Carolina COVID-19 updates

If you think you may meet one of these criteria for being a high-risk patient, please contact your healthcare provider’s office for more information and a possible referral to a COVID-19 outpatient infusion center near you. If you received antibody therapy for COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccination should be deferred for at least 90 days to avoid interference of the treatment with vaccine-induced immune responses. If you have any additional questions, concerns, and/or need further assistance gaining access to these therapies, please call the NDDoH COVID hotline at 1-866-207-2880. North Dakota COVID-19 updates

Looking for a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you? Visit to search for providers vaccinating in the current phase by county and ZIP code.Ohio COVID-19 updates

The first doses of the vaccine arrived on December 14th and are being reserved for priority groups, starting with frontline health care professionals who are working day and night to keep Oklahomans safe. View our vaccine distribution plan.Oklahoma COVID-19 updates

As of Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, people who are 80 years of age or older can begin getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Oregonians who fall into this category can use the new Get Vaccinated Oregon ( tool to get linked to information about vaccinations in their counties. Residents of Clackamas, Columbia, Marion, Multnomah or Washington County may schedule vaccine appointments through the Vaccine Information chatbot featured on this page. Alternatively, you may text ORCOVID to 898211 (English and Spanish only) or email for registration information.  Oregon COVID-19 updates

Pennsylvania has a number of resources to help people stay safe and healthy during this global pandemic. Browse the topics below to find what you need, and/or use the Responding to COVID-19 guide to view resources for Pennsylvanians in one place. Pennsylvania COVID-19 updates

As part of the rollout of vaccine to outpatient healthcare providers, RIDOH is sending registration links to eligible people to register for their vaccination appointment. Unfortunately, it has come to RIDOH’s attention that these links are being shared. People who are not eligible for vaccination will not be able to gain access to a vaccination clinic. Anyone reporting to an outpatient provider vaccination clinic will have to show ID and verification of employment and will be turned away if their name does not match a pre-approved list. Rhode Island COVID-19 updates

Have questions about COVID-19 vaccines or need help finding vaccine providers? Call the new COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line at 1-866-365-8110 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. seven days a week. For mental health or substance abuse services related to COVID-19 call the statewide support line 24/7 at 1-844-724-6737 (1-844-SC-HOPES). South Carolina COVID-19 updates

The South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) continues to respond to the emergence of the novel coronavirus. We are working with the CDC and our healthcare partners across the state to protect South Dakotans from COVID-19. South Dakota COVID-19 updates

While the vaccine supply is limited it is necessary to prioritize who receives it, with people who are at highest risk of getting the virus or becoming seriously ill receiving it first. The state has worked with a group of stakeholders and followed federal guidance to develop a vaccine distribution plan. Tennessee COVID-19 updates

Phase The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in responding to the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) that is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness worldwide. 1A: Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities. Phase 1B: People 65+ or people 16+ with a health condition that increases risk of severe COVID‑19 illness, including but not limited to.  Texas COVID-19 updates

Vaccines now available for: Healthcare workers, long-term care facility staff and residents, first responders, ages 70 and older, and K-12 teachers and school staff. Contact your local health department or school district to schedule your vaccination. All local health departments are experiencing a high volume of calls and website traffic as demand for the COVID-19 vaccine is high. Please understand we can only distribute as many vaccines as we receive each week, and that appointments are filling up quickly. Everyone who wants the vaccine will get it over time. Utah COVID-19 updates

Vaccinations for people 75 and older are underway. Set up an appointment. Find free testing locations throughout Vermont.Search our Frequently Asked Questions or use the chat bot to ask your COVID-19 questionVermont Covid-19 updates

We are currently in Phase 1B tier 1 of vaccine distribution. The vaccine is available to anyone 65 and older, and all people 50 and older who also live in a multigenerational household. This is in addition to populations eligible during phase 1A including health care workers at high risk for COVID-19 infection, first responders, people who live or work in long-term care facilities, and all other workers in health settings who are at risk of COVID-19. Virginia COVID-19 updates

We are currently in Phase 1B tier 1 of vaccine distribution. The vaccine is available to anyone 65 and older, and all people 50 and older who also live in a multigenerational household. This is in addition to populations eligible during phase 1A including health care workers at high risk for COVID-19 infection, first responders, people who live or work in long-term care facilities, and all other workers in health settings who are at risk of COVID-19. Washington COVID-19 updates

ALL West Virginians over the age of 16 are encouraged to pre-register through the West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System. Vaccine supplies are limited, so pre-registration does not mean immediate access to vaccination. Pre-registration offers West Virginians the opportunity to receive real-time updates on vaccine availability and schedule an appointment when available as vaccine supplies allow. West Virginia COVID-19 updates

While the vaccine supply is limited it is necessary to prioritize who receives it, with people who are at highest risk of getting the virus or becoming seriously ill receiving it first. The state has worked with a group of stakeholders and followed federal guidance to develop a vaccine distribution plan. Wisconsin Covid-19 updates

Wyoming State Statute requires healthcare providers and laboratories to report diseases and conditions on the Reportable Diseases and Conditions List to the Wyoming Department of   Health.Wyoming COVID-19 updates

All appointments made available on Friday, February 5, 2021 have been booked. Sign-up to receive and email and/or text alerts when more appointments will be made available. If you are not 65 and older and/or do not work in a health care setting in DC, please sign up for alerts via email or text for future announcements.DC COVID-19 updates