Get vaccinated and boosted
- Vaccination offers the best protection against COVID-19. Everyone ages 5 and older is eligible for vaccination.
- Get a booster when you can. Boosters significantly increase protection against the virus and are recommended for all eligible people.
- Vaccines are safe and offer significant protection against hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
- Learn more or sign up at https://www.ykhc.org/vaccine/.
Wear a mask in any public space
- Wear a mask in public or any time you are around people who do not live in your same household.
- Make sure your mask is well-fitting. There should be no gaps around the edges.
- Surgical masks, N95 or KN95 masks are preferred over cloth masks. If you don’t have one of those options, consider double-masking for more protection.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid hosting or attending gatherings (parties, funerals, weddings, etc.) with people who live outside your immediate household.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Clean your hands often
- 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. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.