COVID-19: Protect Yourself and Others

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

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.

See all of YKHC’s COVID-19 information here.


COVID-19: Call Before Seeking Care

If you have symptoms like a fever, cough or shortness of breath, do not go to your village clinic and do not go to the Emergency Room in Bethel. Instead, call your village clinic, or in Bethel, call 543-6949.

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