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.
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.
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 vaccine series.
As per CDC guidelines, 2 weeks after you are fully vaccinated, you may consider:
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:
Check out the CDC Choosing Safer Activities page for more information.
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.