Everyone ages 2 and older should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in their household. Face masks help protect you from getting or spreading the virus. Some people who have the virus do not get symptoms and do not know they are sick but can still spread the virus.

Limiting close contact with others helps to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing means keeping a safe space of at least 6 feet (about two arms’ length) between yourself and other people who are not from your household. Social distancing also means staying home and away from people you do not share a home with as much as possible.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free. Getting vaccinated will help protect you from getting COVID-19 and is another tool we have to end the pandemic.