Stay at home if you are sick and consult a health care professional. Call ahead if your symptoms are concerning for COVID-19 disease.
Wash your hands often
Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds.
Keep at least 6 ft distance between yourself & anyone if you go among people.
Do not place a mask on children younger than 2 years old, anyone who has difficulty breathing or those who cannot remove the mask without assistance.
Face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Currently, our Permian Basin region has been fortunate enough to have plenty of COVID-19 vaccine available for our general population who qualify based on age. The BEST WAY to prevent infection is to GET VACCINATED. Please refer to our Vaccination page to learn more about vaccinations and how to find a vaccination provider near you.
Becoming fully vaccinated allows you to start doing some of the things that you were not able to do before being vaccinated.
You are considered fully vaccinated when it has been 2 weeks after the completion of your COVID-19 vaccine PRIMARY SERIES.
You can resume many of the activities you did prior to the pandemic.
You can get together with groups of fully vaccinated individuals in an indoor setting without wearing a mask. You may still want to be vigilant and socially distance along with use of other mitigation measures especially in view of the emergence of new COVID-19 variants such as the Delta variant.
You can do activities outdoors without wearing a face covering if the activity is NOT taking place in a crowded setting.
You can travel within the United States, without needing to be tested before or after travel. You will also not need to self-quarantine after travel. This does NOT apply to international travel. Please check with your airline if traveling internationally.
Remember, due to emergence of new COVID-19 variants such as the Delta variant it is still safer to wear a mask and socially distance if you are not sure about the vaccination status of others in your gathering or if you are gathering in a crowded setting (indoors or outdoors).
Also, outdoor gatherings and activities are always safer than indoor activities.
You may consider wearing a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your community if you:
You may also consider wearing a mask if a member of your household:
If you have been identified as a close contact with someone who has COVID-19:
Try the simple CDC coronavirus checker to find out what you need to do.
All the information is based on WHO, NHS, CDC and local official resources.