woman in the produce section of a grocery story with a cloth face covering Prevent the spread of COVID-19

The virus that causes COVID-19 passes easily from person to person. To protect yourself and others from getting sick:

  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds
  • Wear a cloth face covering when going out
  • Avoid touching your face 
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay at least 6 feet from people you do not live with
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces
  • Limit trips and stay close to home

If you are sick, stay home and away from others.

Staying home and limiting contact with people you don't live with is still the best way to protect yourself, your family and community. It helps to protect those at risk for severe illness. It also keeps our healthcare facilities open to those who need them.

People at risk for severe illness (older adults, underlying conditions) must still stay home.

More tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention»

Get a flu shot

It’s likely that both influenza (flu) and COVID-19 will be in the community this fall and winter. This means getting a flu shot is more important this year than ever. While flu vaccines will not protect against COVID-19, they are proven to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death. 

COVID-19 Vaccine

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine development.