Stop the Spread of COVID-19

We all have the power to help end the pandemic and get back to a more normal way of life.

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The virus can affect anyone. All age groups should take the risk of COVID-19 seriously and take steps to stop the spread.

Safe, Free, and Effective Vaccines

All adults are now eligible for COVID vaccines

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. There are three COVID-19 vaccines available now. All three vaccines are free and offer strong protection against severe illness and death from COVID.

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You probably have questions. Here are some answers.

The more we know about COVID-19, the more we can do to stop the spread.

What do I do if I think I have COVID-19?

If you think you are sick with COVID-19, call your doctor for medical advice. Stay home except to get medical care. 

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include trouble breathing, ongoing pain or pressure in your chest, confusion, and bluish lips or face. If you feel you have a medical emergency, call 911 right away.  

Do I need to get tested for COVID-19?

Are you experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?

Have you been exposed to someone who has COVID-19?

Has a health provider or contact tracer advised you to get tested?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should be tested for COVID-19. If you are not sure if you need to be tested, call your health provider or your local health department. They will help you decide if you need to be tested or not.

Why is a COVID vaccine necessary?

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19.

Vaccines train your immune system to fight a virus without the risk of getting sick.

Getting vaccinated is also a key step to ending the pandemic and getting back to normal life. Vaccines will allow us to do the things that are important to us without worrying about making ourselves or others sick.

Is there a cost for COVID vaccines?

There is no cost to get a COVID vaccine. The COVID vaccine is free for everyone and you do not need to have health insurance to get a vaccine.

What kind of face mask should I wear when I go out?

When you leave your home, wear a cloth face covering or mask.

Cloth face coverings offer you some protection and help people who may have COVID-19 and do not know it from spreading it to others when talking, sneezing, or coughing.

Cloth face coverings should:

  • Cover both your nose and mouth.
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops.
  • Include multiple layers of fabric.
  • Allow for breathing without restriction.
  • Be able to be washed with hot water in a washing machine.
How soon will we be able to get back to a more normal way of life?

Vaccines are an important tool in ending the pandemic and allowing vaccinated individuals safely return to normal activities. While many have received the vaccine, it will take several months to achieve herd immunity and stop the spread of the virus. In the meantime, we need to continue taking safety steps like frequent handwashing, wearing face masks, and physical distancing to prevent to protect ourselves and others. Source 1, Source 2

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