IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED
CDC has updated its guidance for people who are fully vaccinated. See Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR SCHOOLS
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
UPDATE
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.
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.

Transmission

Transmission
When to wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated
  • 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.

When Fully Vaccinated

Protect Yourself

If You are Sick

Have questions about getting or spreading COVID-19 after being vaccinated?

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine myths and facts.

Handouts & Posters
Stop the Spread of Germs

Stop the Spread of Germs

Wear a mask, stay home when sick, wash your hands and more tips to help stop the spread. View PDF pdf icon[537 KB, 1 page]

Infographic: Help protect yourself and others from COVID-19

Protect Yourself & Others

Stay 6 feet apart, wear a mask, and wash your hands to stop spread of COVID-19. View PDF pdf icon[309 KB, 1 page]