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Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, get vaccinated as soon as you can and wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
UPDATE
Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.

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Updated May 4, 2021

Healthy Habits

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Do you do these healthy habits? Wear a mask. Stay at least 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you. Avoid crowds. Make sure indoor spaces are well ventilated. . Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Get vaccinated when it’s available to you. These actions can help protect you and your loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about everyday ways you can slow the spread of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html


We can do it! We can slow the spread of COVID-19. 💪 As infections, hospitalizations, and deaths remain high across the United States, take steps to protect yourself and others:

🏠Stay home if you can.

😷Wear a mask.

↔ Stay 6 feet apart.

🚫Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

🖐Wash your hands.

✅Get vaccinated when it’s available to you.

Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html


We are all tired of COVID-19, but the pandemic is not over yet. We can slow its spread. Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, and get vaccinated when it’s available to you. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html

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Do you do these healthy habits? #WearAMask. Stay at least 6 feet apart from others who do not live with you. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Get vaccinated when it’s available to you. These actions can help protect you and your loved ones during the #COVID19 pandemic.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

#CDC #Science #Coronavirus


We can do it! We can slow the spread of COVID-19. 💪 As infections, hospitalizations, and deaths remain high across the United States, take these steps to protect yourself and others:

🏠Stay home if you can.

😷Wear a mask.

↔ Stay 6 feet apart.

🚫Avoid crowds & poorly ventilated spaces.

🖐Wash your hands.

✅ Get vaccinated when it’s available to you.

Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html

#CDC #publichealth #coronavirus


We are all tired of #COVID19, but the pandemic is not over yet. We can slow its spread. #WearAMask, stay at least 6 feet from others, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, and get vaccinated when it’s available to you. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html

#CDC #PublicHealth #Coronavirus

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Do you do these healthy habits? #WearAMask. Stay 6 feet apart from others who do not live in your household. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Get vaccinated when it’s available to you. Help protect yourself and others from #COVID19. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html


We can do it! We can #SlowTheSpread. 💪 As #COVID19 cases, hospitalizations, & deaths remain high across the US, take steps to protect yourself & others:

🏠Stay home if you can.

😷Wear a mask.

↔ Stay 6 feet apart.

🚫Avoid crowds & poorly ventilated spaces.

🖐Wash your hands.

✅ Get vaccinated when it’s available to you.

Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html


We are all tired of #COVID19, but the pandemic is not over yet. We can slow its spread. #WearAMask, stay at least 6 feet from others, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, wash your hands often, and get vaccinated when it’s available to you. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html

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Social Distancing

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Stay at least 6 feet apart from others. Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth.
  • Stay 6 feet away from others.
  • Gather virtually or outdoors.
  • Make sure indoor spaces are well ventilated.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Get vaccinated when it’s available to you.

Learn more about staying safe and healthy at cdc.gov/covid19

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Make sure to put at least 6 feet between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of #COVID19.

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth.
  • Stay 6 feet away from others.
  • Gather virtually or outdoors.
  • Make sure indoor spaces are well ventilated.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Get vaccinated when it’s available to you.

Learn more about staying safe and healthy at cdc.gov/covid19 #CDC #PublicHealth

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Stay 6 feet apart from others. Continue to practice healthy habits, like wearing a mask, avoiding crowd and poorly ventilated spaces and washing your hands to help slow the spread of #COVID19. Get vaccinated when it’s available to you.

Learn more: cdc.gov/covid19

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Masks

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Wear a mask when you’re in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 😷 When selecting a mask, you have many choices. Tips below:

  • Choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric.
  • Choose a mask that covers your mouth and nose and fits snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Find a mask that has a nose wire.
  • Wear a gaiter with two layers or fold it to make two layers.

Learn more about masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html


Masks help slow the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask when you are around people you don’t live with, especially when it’s hard to stay 6 feet from others or you’re in indoor spaces. Learn more about the importance of wearing a mask in public settings: https://bit.ly/3ee8iP4external icon


Wondering when to use a mask? Wear a mask when you are in a public setting, especially where it is difficult to stay 6 feet away from people you don’t live with. You should even wear a mask in a restaurant or rideshare.

However, if everyone in your household is healthy, you do not need to wear a mask at home or in your personal vehicle. Learn more about the importance of wearing a mask in public: https://bit.ly/3ee8iP4


NEW: A CDC report gives options for wearing masks to better protect you and others from COVID-19.Make sure your mask fits snugly against your face. Pick a mask with layers to keep your respiratory droplets in and others’ out. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.html

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Chart of when to wear a mask.

Women demonstrating how to layer a cloth mask over a surgical mask.

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Double mask fit

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#WearAMask with 2 or more layers of fabric over your nose and mouth to help slow the spread of #COVID19. Make sure it fits snugly against the sides of your face. Fold gaiters to create 2 layers & take steps to prevent foggy glasses. More on masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html


Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others and slow the spread of #COVID19. Learn how to wear your mask correctly. https://bit.ly/2XdSp61external icon


Wondering when to use a mask? Wear a mask when you are in public and it is difficult stay 6 feet away from people you don’t live with. Learn more at https://bit.ly/HowToWearCFCexternal icon


Wondering how you can help keep your friends healthy? Stay safe from #COVID19: Wear a mask. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Stay 6 feet apart. Wash Your Hands. Learn more about how you and your friends can help protect each other: https://bit.ly/2XdSp61external icon


#NEW: Make sure your mask works the best it can. Make sure your mask fits snugly against your face. Pick a mask with layers to keep your respiratory droplets in and others’ out. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.html

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#WearAMask when you’re in public to help slow the spread of #COVID19. 😷 When selecting a mask, you have many choices. Tips below:

  • Choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric.
  • Choose a mask that covers your mouth and nose and fits snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Find a mask that has a nose wire.
  • Wear a gaiter with two layers or fold it to make two layers.

Learn more about masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

#CDC #coronavirus #publichealth


Wondering how you can help keep your friends healthy? #WearAMask that covers your nose and mouth when you hang out. When you wear a mask, you can help protect yourself and others in case one of you has #COVID19 but does not have symptoms. Your friend’s mask can help protect you too!

Stay safe by wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, washing your hands, and getting vaccinated when it’s available. Learn more about how you and your friends can help protect each other: https://bit.ly/HowToWearMasksexternal icon.

#publichealth #MaskingForAFriend


NEW: A CDC report gives options for wearing masks to improve protection against #COVID19. Make sure your mask fits snugly against your face. Pick a mask with layers to keep your respiratory droplets in and others’ out. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.html

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Handwashing

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Wash your hands often to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Keep these key times in mind for when to wash your hands and remember to practice other protective actions like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces,  and getting vaccinated when it’s available. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

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Wash your hands often to help #SlowTheSpread of #COVID19. Keep key times in mind for when to wash your hands & remember to practice other protective measures like wearing a mask & staying 6 feet from others.  Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

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What To Do If You’re Sick

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Do you think you may have COVID-19? If you think you’re sick, follow this guidance about when to call your doctor:

  • Monitor your symptoms
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  • Avoid close contact with others

Most people who get COVID-19 can take care of themselves at home. If you need to see a doctor, take precautions to protect yourself and others around you. See more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

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Do you think you may have #COVID19? Most people who get sick can take care of themselves at home. If you need to see a doctor, call ahead before going to their office. Take precautions to protect yourself and others around you. See more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

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Stop the Spread

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You can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 by following simple daily precautions.

Learn how to protect yourself from COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html


We can do it! We can slow the spread of COVID-19. 💪 Infections, hospitalizations, and deaths remain high across the United States, so take steps to protect yourself and others:

🏠Stay home if you can.

😷Wear a mask.

↔ Stay 6 feet apart.

🚫Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

🖐Wash your hands.

✅ Get vaccinated when it’s available to you.

Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html

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Take simple daily precautions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like #COVID19. Learn how to protect yourself from COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html


We can do it! We can #SlowTheSpread. 💪  #COVID19 cases, hospitalizations, & deaths remain high  across the US, so take steps to protect yourself & others:

🏠Stay home if you can.

😷Wear a mask.

↔ Stay 6 feet apart.

🚫Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

🖐Wash your hands.

✅ Get vaccinated when it’s available to you.

Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html

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Contact Tracing

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If you have been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19, a public health worker may call to let you know you’ve been exposed and ask you to stay at home and self-quarantine. Doing so keeps you, your family, and your community safe. Be part of the solution and help slow the spread of COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/contact-tracing.html


If you are waiting for a COVID-19 test result, someone from the health department may call you to check on your health, discuss who you’ve been around recently, and ask you to stay home to self-isolate, if you aren’t doing so already. Tell people who you have been around that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Answer the call to slow the spread: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/php/318271-A_FS_KeyStepsWhenWaitingForCOVID-19Results_3.pdf


If you have been around a person who has COVID-19, health department staff may call to let you know you’ve been exposed and ask you to stay at home away from others and self-quarantine. Doing so helps protect you, your family, and your community. Be part of the solution and help slow the spread of COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/contact-tracing.html


If you are sick with COVID-19, self-isolate. Self-isolation means staying at home in a room away from other people and pets, and using a separate bathroom, if possible. Self-isolation is critical to protecting those who you live with, as well as your community. If you need support or assistance while self-isolating, we may be able to help. Choose to be part of the solution and help slow the spread of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/contact-tracing.html ​

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Heard about contact tracing, but not sure what it is? During the pandemic, public health workers follow up with and interview people who have COVID-19 and their contacts. Contact tracing slows the spread of COVID-19. If you have been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19, a public health worker may call to let you know you’ve been exposed and ask you to stay at home and self-quarantine. Doing so keeps you, your family, and your community safe. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#Contact-Tracing. #PublicHealth #COVID19 #ContactTracing #SlowTheSpread #quarantine

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Pregnant People and New Parents

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If you are pregnant, make sure you and the people you live with take steps to prevent getting and spreading COVID19. Wear a mask. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Stay 6 feet away from others. Wash your hands frequently ,https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html/


Recently had a baby? Take steps to protect your little one from COVID19:

  • Do not put a face shield or mask on your baby
  • Limit visitors
  • Keep 6 feet between your baby and people who might be sick and between your baby and people who do not live with you
  • Know the possible signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for babies

Learn more about the steps you can take: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html/


Recently had a baby? Keep you and your baby healthy during the COVID19 pandemic.

  • Bring your baby for newborn visits
  • Ensure safe sleep for your baby
  • Take care of your own physical, emotional, and mental health

Find more tips for keeping your new baby healthy here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html/

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If you are pregnant or a new parent, visit CDC’s website to find answers about how to keep you and your new baby healthy during the #COVID19 pandemic. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html/


If you have decided to breastfeed your baby and have #COVID19, wear a mask while breastfeeding and whenever you are within 6 feet of your baby. Find more tips for keeping your new baby healthy here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html/

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If you are pregnant or a new parent, visit CDC’s website to find answers about how to keep you and your new baby healthy during the #COVID19 pandemic. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html/


If you have decided to breastfeed your baby and have #COVID19, wear a mask while breastfeeding and whenever you are within 6 feet of your baby. Find more tips for keeping your new baby healthy here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html/

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