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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.

Participants at Adult Day Services Centers and Their Caregivers

Participants at Adult Day Services Centers and Their Caregivers

Adult Day Services Centers (ADSCs), also known as adult day services or adult day care, provide social or health services to adults 65 and older living in communities and to adults of any age living with disability. Participants (adults who attend ADSCs) and their caregivers can also take steps to protect themselves and their loved ones by helping reduce the spread of COVID-19 at ADSC facilities and at home.

What you can do to protect yourself and others:

band aid light icon Get a COVID-19 vaccine

head side mask light icon Wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart

  • You can have COVID-19 and spread it to others, even if you do not feel sick.
  • Masks offer protection to you and also protect those around you.
  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose when you are around people who don’t live with you.
  • Masks should not be placed on anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • Masks should not be worn by someone with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, for reasons related to the disability.
  • If you are a caregiver or a family member of a participant with conditions like amnesia, cognitive decline, or other disabilities, please inform facility staff about assisting the participant with proper mask use.
  • Continue to keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for physical distancing.
  • Wear a mask, even after you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place/common area, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • If you are a caregiver or a family member of a participant who might need help washing their hands properly and frequently, please inform facility staff about assisting the participant with good hand hygiene.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching frequently touched surfaces with your hands (for example, elevator buttons, door handles, handicap door access switches, handrails).
  • Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, or eating utensils.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

bus light icon  Stay safe when using transportation

  • Avoid group transportation, if possible. If not possible, follow CDC’s transportation guidance.
  • Use all necessary precautions such as wearing a mask, physical distancing, and good hand hygiene. For public transportation, please refer to CDC’s mask requirement.
  • Stay at least 6 feet from the driver and other passengers if possible.
  • Avoid riding with unmasked drivers or passengers.
  • Avoid touching surfaces and cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Remain up to date on timing of transport arrival and departure to minimize the time spent waiting with groups of people.

What to do if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19

user friends light icon  If you have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 and you are:

head side medical light icon  If you start showing symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Get tested if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 while at home, let your caregiver and the ADSC know
  • If you become sick while at your ADSC:
    • Notify a staff member right away.
    • Staff will assist in taking proper precautions to protect others and to help you get home as quickly and safely as possible according to their facility’s policy.

If you are unsure whether you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, use the coronavirus self-checker to help you decide. Contact your health care provider or local health department if you have any further questions.

What to do if you are worried, stressed, or sad

hand holding heart light icon  If you are in crisis, get immediate help: