On August 2, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order under Sections 362 and 365 of the Public Health Service Act, and associated enforcing regulations, temporarily suspending the right to disclosure. some noncitizens of the United States based on the Director’s determination that the identification of noncitizens, regardless of their country of origin, the immigration of Canada and Mexico to the United States creates a serious risk of identification. COVID-19 in the United States, and the increased risk of introduction. of such noncitizens that a temporary suspension is necessary to protect public health. Unaccompanied children without citizenship, except those under an order of July 16, 2021, remain excluded from the scope of the order.
As specified in That Order, the CDC reviewed the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 disease status and associated public health risks to determine if the Order should remain in place to protect public health. . After examining the current pandemic impact of COVID-19 across the United States and at U.S. borders, the continuing risks of COVID-19 migration and spread in the accumulating settings of port facilities at entrances and U.S. Border Patrol stations, the ongoing threat from the Delta race, and the availability of testing, vaccination, and other mitigation measures, the CDC determined the Order would continue to be necessary at this time. The CDC will also continue to review the Order.