Vaccination and Testing Resources
Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT)
The ICATT program is a HHS program run out of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health. A new ICATT effort expands testing operations to schools with the goals of ensuring schools are safe environments for in person learning and they stay open sustainably. The ICATT program works with schools in high need areas to deliver customized and fully funded testing solutions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Resource Hub
The COVID-19 resource hub provides information about COVID-19 vaccination and testing, including factsheets. As well as how to contact the CDC for any questions or concerns.
Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19
COVID-19 tests are available at no cost nationwide at health centers and select pharmacies. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is free to anyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. Find a Testing Location Near You.
Vaccination Forum PowerPoint
Vaccine Forum in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & Indian Health Services
It is our national priority to diminish the risk of COVID-19 and provide the safest, in-person educational environment possible for our students at BIE-operated schools. Data shows vaccines may help keep people from spreading COVID-19 to others and help keep children form serious illness if they contract COVID-19.
The following links provide additional information about pediatric COVID-19 vaccination and school-located vaccination clinics.
- CDC COVID Data Tracker
- COVID-19 Vaccination for Children 5-11 Years Old | CDC
- COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens | CDC
- Considerations for Planning School-Located Vaccination Clinics | CDC
- Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools | CDC
- Guide to On-Site Vaccination Clinics for School | WECANDOTHIS.HHS.GOV
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Testing Communication Toolkit
The COVID-19 Testing Communication Toolkit provides communication resources about COVID-19 testing, including factsheets and social media. You can use these resources to communicate in your community.
Path out of the Pandemic (President Biden's COVID-19 Action Plan)
This plan details how the Administration is implementing a six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy. This plan employs the same science-based approach that was used to successfully combat previous variants of COVID-19 earlier this year.
Guide to Vaccinating Workers
Workers, who are vital for keeping necessary services and resources open and available, should continue to be a focus of COVID-19 vaccination efforts, especially as vaccine availability increases. Likewise, specific outreach to worker populations may be an effective way to increase vaccine uptake in populations with lagging vaccination rates.
A Guide for Community Partners: Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among Members of Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities
The Guide for Community Partners is a resource for organizations with community-level reach that are looking to get engaged in or support COVID-19 vaccination confidence and access in racial and ethnic minority communities.
How Schools Can Support COVID-19 Vaccination
On this page, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides action steps school leaders can take to support COVID-19 vaccine uptake and improve health literacy among staff, students, and families in their community. Which actions school districts decide to take will depend on state and local policies, health service infrastructure, and available resources.
COVID-19 Vaccines for Teachers, School Staff, and Childcare Workers
Information and materials for school districts, administrators, teachers, school staff, and other education and childcare professionals, to help promote COVID-19 vaccination and address common questions and concerns.