The World Health Organization says, “Safe and effective vaccines are available to protect against serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Billions of people have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself against COVID-19, help end the pandemic, and stop new variants emerging.”
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, a rapid test or laboratory test can detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Knowing you have the virus will help keep those around you safe by taking preventative measures.
Improving ventilation and air filtration can help prevent particles from accumulating in the air indoors. Improving these areas can help stop the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19
Cover your nose and mouth with a face covering when you are around others. It is possible to spread COVID-19 even if you don’t feel sick; the mask is to protect other people in case you are infected, in addition to protecting yourself. Note: a face covering is not a substitute for social distancing.