Coronavirus
Guidance
Choose Wisely - Avoid the three C's
Confined Spaces - Especially with poor ventilation. Outdoors is better than indoors.
Crowds - The more people the higher the risk, especially if the crowd is unmasked, talking, singing, shouting or breathing hard (exercising).
Close Contact - Staying further apart is safer than being close together.
The more C's, the higher the risk!

Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk

  • Wash your hands often
  • Wear a face mask around others - make sure it fits snugly. For better protection, wear a mask with two or more layers.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Increase air flow - go outside, open windows
  • Regularly clean surfaces that are touched often
  • Keep the number of different households you socialize with small
  • Get vaccinated when it is your turn
Plan Ahead
Stay informed - Check online or call and ask about safety measures before going to a public place. Be prepared to follow the health guidance when visiting.
Be flexible - Be willing to change your plans or make a quick exit to avoid the three C's
Carry an extra mask and hand sanitizer when going out in public

 

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

FACE MASKS

HANDWASHING

TIPS AND TOOLS


After You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated:

These are new public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people. They are based on guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will update them over time as we learn more about the impact of vaccination on the spread of COVID-19. 

What does it mean to be fully vaccinated? 
You are considered fully vaccinated when:
  • Two weeks or more have passed since you received your second dose in a 2-dose vaccine series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna); or 
  • Two weeks or more have passed since you received your dose of a single-dose vaccine (Johnson& Johnson/Janssen)
 
People Who Are Fully Vaccinated Can: 
  • Visit indoors with a small number of other fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or physically distancing; 
  • Visit indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household without wearing masks or physical distancing, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19; 
  • Refrain from quarantine and testing if they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 and they do not have symptoms. 
 
People Who Are Fully Vaccinated Should Continue to: 
  • Take steps to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. These precautions should be taken whenever they are: 
    • In public 
    • Gathering with unvaccinated people from more than one other household 
    • Visiting with an unvaccinated person who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who lives with a person at increased risk. 
  • Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings 
  • Watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if after contact with someone who is sick. If they have symptoms of COVID-19, they should get tested and stay home and away from others.
 

Along with physical distancing and wearing face masks, practice these preventive tips to protect yourself and others.

When you’re sick, stay home and limit contact with others, even for mild illnesses
  • If you are mildly sick:
    • Self-isolate at home and consider being tested for COVID-19  
    • Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen 
    • Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or are pregnant should contact their provider as soon as they are sick
  • If you have questions, please call the clinic or your doctor before going in. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call 2-1-1 for assistance finding support near you.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water is not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Sick people can spread viruses through close contact with others such as hugging, kissing, shaking hands or sharing utensils.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve or elbow (not your hands).

Get your flu vaccine to protect yourself and your family, and reduce the strain on the healthcare system, which may be impacted by COVID-19 concerns.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. Germs can build up on frequently touched objects such as phones, keyboards, doorknobs, light switches and children's toys. 

Have an ample supply of essentials at home including water, food, hygiene, medications and pet food.

 

Stay updated on Travel Health Notices from the CDC and avoid nonessential travel.

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