CDC has updated its guidance for people who are fully vaccinated. See Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.
CDC recommends schools continue to use the current COVID-19 prevention strategies for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more
Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. CDC has updated guidance for fully vaccinated people based on new evidence on the Delta variant.
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.

Care for Yourself

Care for Yourself

One Small Way Each Day

You may experience increased stress during this pandemic. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. It’s important to take care of your family and friends, but it should be balanced with care for yourself.

Tips to care for yourself one small way each day

woman practicing yoga

Take breaks to unwind through yoga, music, gardening, or new hobbies

Find new ways to safely connect with family and friends, get support, and share feelings

Find new ways to safely connect with family and friends, get support, and share feelings

One person bicycling, one jogging. Both wearing masks.

Take care of your body and get moving to lessen fatigue, anxiety, or sadness

Two people preparing a salad

Treat yourself to healthy foods and get enough sleep

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. The changes that can happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways we try to contain the spread of the virus can affect anyone. During times of increased social distancing, people can still maintain social connections and care for their mental health.

Coping with stress during a COVID-19 outbreak will make you, your loved ones, and your community stronger.