Tips for a Healthy and Safe New Year

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Reduce the spread of COVID-19 this New Year.

people wearing masks

Wear A Mask

Wear masks in public settings,
like on public and mass
transportation, at events and
gatherings, and anywhere you
will be around other people.

Practice Social
Distancing

Stay at least 6 feet from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Avoid crowds.

6 foot distance
washing hands

Wash Your Hands

Use soap and clean running
water for 20 seconds at key
times such as after using the
bathroom or before eating.

washing hands

DID YOU KNOW?
The 5 hand washing steps are
wet, lather, scrub, rinse, and dry.

virtual meal together

Consider Your
Holiday Gatherings

Take steps to protect
yourself by wearing
a mask, stay 6 feet apart,
avoid crowds, and wash
your hands often, even
during small gatherings.

people wearing masks

Wear A Mask

Wear masks in public
settings, like on
public and mass
transportation,
at events and
gatherings, and
anywhere you will be
around other people.

Practice Social
Distancing

Stay at least 6 feet from
other people who are
not from your household
in both indoor and
outdoor spaces.
Avoid crowds.

6 foot distance
washing hands

Wash Your Hands

Use soap and
clean running
water for
20 seconds at
key times such as
after using the
bathroom or
before eating.

washing hands

DID YOU KNOW?
The 5 hand washing
steps are wet,
lather, scrub,
rinse, and dry.

virtual meal together

Consider Your
Holiday Gatherings

Take steps to protect
yourself by wearing
a mask, stay 6 feet
apart, avoid crowds,
and wash your hands
often, even during
small gatherings.

injection

Get Your Flu Shot

There’s still time to get your annual
flu vaccine, the best way
to help protect against flu.

Sleep

Adults need at least 7
hours of sleep per night.

DID YOU KNOW?
For a healthier sleep, be consistent.
Go to bed at the same time each night
and get up at the same time each
morning, including on the weekends.

waking up
injection

Get Your Flu Shot

There’s still time to get
your annual flu vaccine,
the best way to help
protect against flu.

Sleep

Adults need at least 7
hours of sleep per night.

DID YOU KNOW?
For a healthier sleep,
be consistent.
Go to bed at the
same time each night
and get up at the
same time each
morning, including
on the weekends.

waking up
healthy food

Eat Healthy

Reach for healthy options like
fruits and vegetables instead
of salty or sugary treats.

physical activity

Move More, Sit Less

Adults need at least 150
minutes of moderate-intensity
aerobic activity every week, plus
muscle-strengthening activities
at least 2 days a week.

drinking water

Rethink Your Drink

Substitute water for
sugary or alcoholic drinks to
reduce calories and stay safe.

healthy food

Eat Healthy

Reach for healthy options
like fruits and vegetables
instead of salty
or sugary treats.

physical activity

Move More,
Sit Less

Adults need at least
150 minutes of
moderate-intensity
aerobic activity every
week, plus muscle-
strengthening activities
at least 2 days a week.

drinking water

Rethink Your Drink

Substitute water for
sugary or alcoholic
drinks to reduce
calories and stay safe.

1-800-quit-now

Don’t Use Tobacco

You can quit today!
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW
for free support.

sun protection

Be Sun Safe

Wear layered clothes and
apply broad-spectrum
sunscreen with
at least SPF 15.

DID YOU KNOW?
Even in cold weather, the
sun can damage your skin.
UV rays, not the temperature,
do the damage.

brushing teeth

Brush Your Teeth

Brush twice a day with
fluoride toothpaste.

For more about how to prevent chronic disease and maintain a healthy lifestyle, follow @CDCChronic on Twitter or visit www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease.
Page last reviewed: December 28, 2020