Although COVID-19 is no longer considered a public health emergency, it is still important to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. You can take steps to avoid getting sick.
- Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. When soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Improve ventilation or spend time outdoors.
- Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
- Stay home if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19, except when seeking medical care.
- Get tested for COVID-19 if needed.
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations if you have been exposed to the virus.
Symptoms, which may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure, include shortness of breath, fever or chills, and cough. Outcomes range from mild illness to death. Seek medical advice if you think you might have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19.
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Learn more about HMAA’s coverage of COVID-19 testing and treatment.
Learn more from the CDC about COVID-19 prevention.
Learn more from the CDC about proper handwashing.