Passport Applications and Renewals are delayed because of Covid-19. For the most up to date information visit travel.state.gov and click on the banner: Update on US Passport Operations.
Check your expiration date. Passports generally need to be valid for six months beyond your intended stay. (Some countries require only three months). If you’re a frequent international traveler, consider a passport with extra pages – request the “large book” when you renew or apply. As of January 2016, the U.S. government will no longer add extra pages to an existing passport.
It may be possible to obtain a second passport (valid for two years) for the following reasons: 1) you need a second passport if you plan to visit a country that will deny a visa if your passport contains markings or visas showing you traveled to certain other countries or 2) you need a passport for immediate travel because of delays in getting a travel visa or a foreign governmental process required you to submit your passport.