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Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19

Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19


Consistent with the State's implementation of CDC guidance, use layered prevention strategies including staying up to date on vaccines and wearing masks if you are 2 years or older to help prevent illness.  Use the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level information to determine what prevention steps to take based on the latest data for your county.  Further, the State’s health guidelines continue to be in effect for healthcare settings, adult care facilities, specialty hospitals certified by the Office for People with Disabilities, facilities regulated by the Office of Addiction Services and Supports, and clinical and hospital settings regulated by the Office of Mental Health per CDC guidelines and the Commissioner’s Determination.


Everyone should:

  • Follow all current guidance about mask wearing  and social gatherings
  • Get vaccinated and boosted when 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:




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.