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Protect Yourself and Your Family from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Protect Yourself and Your Family from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Overview

Consistent with the State's implementation of CDC guidance, if you are 2 years or older and are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, it is recommended that you wear a mask indoors in public. Further, the State's health guidelines continue to be in effect for public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and health care settings per CDC guidelines and the Commissioner’s Determination.

Prevention

Everyone should:

  • Follow all current guidance about mask wearing  and social gatherings
  • Get vaccinated if eligible
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before you eat.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and discard it in a closed container.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects

 

For people who feel sick or have symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Stay home, away from others.
  • Don’t go to work or school.
  • Talk to a healthcare provider.
  • Get tested for COVID-19.

 

For people who test positive for COVID-19:

 

 

Symptoms

Monitor Your Symptoms. Common symptoms are:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Emergency Warning Signs Include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Pain or pressure in the chest that doesn’t go away
  • Experience confusion or trouble waking up
  • Bluish lips or face

Call for medical attention immediately.

*This list is not a complete list. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

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