There are several ways to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
COVID-19 vaccines are now available and have been shown to be effective at reducing the risk of illness, hospitalization, and death from the virus. It is important to get vaccinated as soon as a vaccine becomes available to you.
Wear a mask
Wearing a mask helps to reduce the spread of the virus by trapping droplets that may contain the virus. It is important to wear a mask in public settings and when around people who are not fully vaccinated.
Practice physical distancing
Staying at least 6 feet away from others can help reduce the spread of the virus.
Wash your hands frequently
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Stay home if you are sick
If you are feeling unwell, stay home and avoid contact with others to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Follow guidelines from public health officials
It is important to follow the guidelines and recommendations from public health officials, including any local or national lockdowns or stay-at-home orders.
By following these recommendations, you can help protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and slow the spread of the virus.