How To Save Yourself and Others At The Time of COVID-19
- Protect Unvaccinated Family Members
Some people in your family need to continue to take steps to protect themselves from COVID-19, including
Anyone not fully vaccinated, including children under 12 who cannot be vaccinated yet
People with weakened immune systems or underlying medical conditions
- Get Vaccinated
Authorized COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19.
You should get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can
Once you are fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
- Wear a mask
If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.
In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.
In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
- Stay 6 feet away from others
Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread viruses.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces
Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters puts you at higher risk for COVID-19.
Avoid indoor spaces that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors as much as possible.
If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.