Current Community Level: LOW
See below for guidance on Community Levels
*2 separate metrics are currently used: Community Levels for Public and Community Transmission for Healthcare Settings. Community Transmission may be HIGH while Community Level is not.
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INDIVIDUAL GUIDANCE FOR COMMUNITY LEVELS
LOW and up
• Stay up to date on vaccination, including recommended booster doses
• Maintain ventilation improvements
• Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19
• Follow isolation and exposure recommendations
• If you are at high risk for getting very sick, talk with a healthcare provider about additional prevention actions
MEDIUM and up
• If you are at high risk of getting very sick, wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) when indoors in public
• If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for getting very sick, consider self-testing to detect infection before contact, and consider wearing a high-quality mask when indoors with them
• Wear a high-quality mask or respirator
• If you are at high risk of getting very sick, consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed
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What You Can Do to Avoid COVID-19
Assess Travel Risks
The best thing you can do to avoid the disease is to avoid exposure to the virus that causes it. In part, this means avoiding travel to areas where the virus is epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issues advisories for travelers regarding potential exposure to disease in other countries. These travel alerts are likely to change as the disease spreads. Visit the following link regularly to get up-to-date information.
COVID-19 Information for Travelers (CDC)
Practice Good Personal Hygiene
Everyday precautions that can help prevent the spread of flu and other germs are also effective against the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing;
- If soap and water aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer containing 60 percent alcohol;
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
- Stay home when you’re sick;
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash; and
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated.
- Wear a mask.