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Day 4 | COVID-19 Response and Future Mitigation

Dr. Pritesh Gandhi, DHS Chief Medical Officer provided a keynote, and four SVIP startups demonstrated their technologies, followed by a Global Perspectives on Pandemic Future Proofing panel discussion

Fact Sheet: Guidance for Travelers to Enter the U.S. at Land Ports of Entry and Ferry Terminals

For the first time since March 2020, travelers who are not U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents) will be permitted to enter the United States through a land POE or ferry terminal for a non-essential reason (e.g., tourism), provided they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and can present proof of COVID-19 vaccination status, in accordance with CDC guidelines. Unvaccinated travelers may continue to enter the United States for essential travel, including lawful trade, emergency response, and public health purposes.

DHS Statement on Updated CDC Order

The Department of Homeland Security will continue to process individuals in accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Title 42 Order.  As part the United States’ COVID-19 mitigation efforts, DHS will continue to expel single adults and families encountered at the Southwest Border. 

DHS to Increase Civil Penalties for Violations of the Federal Face Mask Requirement

The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will increase the range of civil penalties that may be imposed on individuals who violate the federal mask mandate at airports, on commercial aircraft, and in various modes of surface transportation, including passenger railroads, intercity bus services, and other public transportation. 

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