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Stay at home

Stay at home if you are sick and consult a health care professional. Call ahead if your symptoms are concerning for COVID-19 disease.

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Wash your hands often

Wash your hands often

Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds.

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Keep social distance

Keep at least 6 ft distance between yourself & anyone if you go among people.

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WEAR FACE COVERING

Wear a face covering when you are around other people who don’t live in your household. 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.

What should you do

How to prevent Coronavirus?

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks
  • These droplets cause infection when they land in the mouths or noses of people are inhaled into the lungs.
  • People who are infected but show no symptoms (asymptomatic carriers)

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 vaccine series.

  • Pfizer or Moderna vaccines (2-dose series) => considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your second dose.
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine (single-dose) => considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the single-dose vaccine.

As per CDC guidelines, 2 weeks after you are fully vaccinated, you may consider:

  • Getting together with small group of fully vaccinated individuals in an indoor setting without wearing a face covering or staying 6-feet apart.
  • You can also consider getting together indoors with unvaccinated individuals from one other household if they are NOT at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • 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, it is still safer to wear a face covering 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.

If you have NOT become vaccinated yet:

  • Become vaccinated. Please refer to the Vaccination tab to learn more about vaccinations and how to find a vaccination provider near you.
  • Speak with your health care provider regarding any questions/ concerns you may have about becoming vaccinated.
  • Continue to wash your hands frequently.
  • Continue to wear face covering when around other people especially when indoors or when 6-feet distancing is not possible outdoors.
  • Continue to keep 6-feet of social distancing when gathering with others.

Check out the CDC Choosing Safer Activities page for more information.

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