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.


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.


Keep social distance

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.

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.

When Are You Considered Fully Vaccinated?

You are considered fully vaccinated when it has been 2 weeks after the completion of your COVID-19 vaccine PRIMARY SERIES.

Pfizer-BioNTech (COMERNATY)
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen
  • 2 weeks after the 1 shot for those 18 years and older.
What You Can Do When Fully Vaccinated?

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.

Special Considerations for Fully Vaccinated Individuals
  1. Communities with Substantial or High Transmission
  2. Due to the emergence of new COVID-19 variants such as the Delta variant, it is recommended that you wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

    • As per CDC, level of transmission risk is calculated over a 7-day period and is calculated using the two indicators of: new cases per 100,000 persons and percentage of positive NAATs (Nucleic Acid Amplification or PCR) tests.
    • Substantial or high transmission is defined as :
      • >50 new cases per 100,000 persons in the past 7 days AND/OR
      • >8% of positive NAATs test during the past 7 days.
    • Refer to CDC’s COVID-19 Integrated County View to see your community’s level of transmission.
    • Refer to Texas DHSH COVID-19 Dashboard for more information on current new and total infections and fatalities within Texas counties.
  3. Individuals At Increased Risk of Severe Disease
  4. 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:

  5. If You’ve Been a Close Contact
  6. If you have been identified as a close contact with someone who has COVID-19:

    • Get tested 3-5 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms.
    • Wear a mask when indoors with others for 14 days following exposure or until your test results is negative.
    • Isolate for 10 days if your test result is positive.
  • 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.

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