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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Travel Risk Assessment

The DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans recently completed its evaluation and review of all currently travel restricted and 180-day warning countries.  Notably, this review included new recommendations to remove from travel restrictions certain countries that have demonstrated significant compliance improvement.

What You Need to Know: COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has remained an authoritative source for information on COVID-19 information, including guidance about what to do if you are sick and ways you can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Please review CDC’s list of 8 Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

The Road to Reopening Recovery through Research

In the race to get the country back on track in the current COVID-19 era, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is leading a whole-of-government approach to build public-private innovation teams that incentivize and lower the risk for industry to co-invest in solutions to address nationwide problems and build resilience capacity.

"Battling the Invisible Enemy" News & Multimedia

These multimedia resources highlight the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s ongoing COVID-19 research and development efforts and overall support for the nation’s pandemic response

S&T Factors Affecting the Stability of SARS-CoV-2 on Surfaces Factsheet

To better understand the stability of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces and understand the potential risk of contact transmission,  the  present  study  was  conducted  to  examine  the  influence  of  environmental  conditions,  matrix composition, and droplet size on the surface persistence of SARS-CoV-2.

Good Riddance 2020

A special thank you to the staff of DHS S&T, our government, private sector, and academic partners, and those who have served on the front lines to keep our nation safe and healthy, and a toast to all the amazing things that 2021 will hopefully bring!

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