PUBLIC HEALTH REASSESSMENT AND ORDER SUSPENDING THE RIGHT TO INTRODUCE CERTAIN PERSONS FROM COUNTRIES WHERE A QUARANTINABLE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE EXISTS
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PUBLIC HEALTH REASSESSMENT AND ORDER SUSPENDING THE RIGHT TO INTRODUCE CERTAIN PERSONS FROM COUNTRIES WHERE A QUARANTINABLE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE EXISTS

  • Published Date:

    August 2, 2021

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    English
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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is hereby replacing and superseding the Order Suspending the Right to Introduce Certain Persons from Countries Where a Quarantinable Communicable Disease Exists, issued on October 13, 2020 (October Order). The instant Order continues the suspension of the right to introduce “covered noncitizens,” as defined herein,1 into the United States along the U.S. land and adjacent coastal borders. In recognition of the specific COVID-19 mitigation measures available in facilities providing care for Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children (UC), CDC excepted UC from the October Order on July 16, 2021 (July Exception) and continues that exception herein.2 Following an assessment of the current status of the COVID-19 public health emergency and the situation in congregate settings where noncitizens seeking to enter the United States are processed and held, CDC has determined that an Order remains appropriate at this time for all other covered noncitizens as described herein. As outlined below, CDC is continuing an exception for individuals on a case-by-case basis, based on the totality of the circumstances, and is incorporating an additional exception for programs approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that incorporate appropriate COVID-19 mitigation protocols as recommended by CDC. CDC has determined that an Order under 42 U.S.C. § 265 remains necessary to protect U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents, personnel and noncitizens at the ports of entry (POE) and U.S. Border Patrol stations, and destination communities in the United States during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This Order reflects the current, highly dynamic conditions regarding COVID-19, including variants of concern and levels of vaccination, as well as evolving circumstances specific to the U.S. borders. As facts change, CDC may further modify the Order. This Order will remain in place until either the expiration of the Secretary of HHS’ declaration that COVID- 19 constitutes a public health emergency, or the CDC Director determines that the danger of further introduction of COVID-19 into the United States has declined such that continuation of the Order is no longer necessary to protect public health, whichever occurs first. The circumstances necessitating the Order will be reassessed at least every 60 days. This Order shall remain effective until either the expiration of the Secretary of HHS’ declaration that COVID-19 constitutes a public health emergency, or I determine that the danger of further introduction, transmission, or spread of COVID-19 into the United States has ceased to be a serious danger to the public health and continuation of this Order is no longer necessary to protect public health, whichever occurs first. At least every 60 days, the CDC shall review the latest information regarding the status of the COVID-19 public health emergency and associated public health risks, including migration patterns, sanitation concerns, and any improvement or deterioration of conditions at the U.S. border, to determine whether the Order remains necessary to protect public health. Upon determining that the further introduction of COVID-19 into the United States is no longer a serious danger to the public health necessitating the continuation of this Order, I will publish a notice in the Federal Register terminating this Order. I retain the authority to modify or terminate the Order, or its implementation, at any time as needed to protect public health. In testimony whereof, the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has hereunto set her hand at Atlanta, Georgia, this 2nd day of August, 2021. CDC-Order-Suspending-Right-to-Introduce-_Final_8-2-21.pdf
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