Vaccination is a critically necessary step in ensuring we, as a society, can help to reduce the spread of the virus, end the pandemic, and return to our usual way of life.
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. Get vaccinated today: visit vaccines.gov or text your ZIP code to 438829. All Americans aged 5 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated and many are currently eligible for a booster dose that strengthens your protection.
However, until you are fully-vaccinated you should still plan to wear a protective mask and socially distance from others, in addition to maintaining these precautions in appropriate circumstances as recommended by the CDC.
The CDC recommends that vaccinated individuals continue to wear masks indoors in public if they live, or are in close contact, with people who are immunocompromised or unvaccinated (including unvaccinated children).
In counties with high levels of community transmission, the CDC also recommends universal indoor mask-wearing in public for all people age 2 and older.