Are you interested in getting the COVID Vaccine?
We offer free immunization for group of 20 or more in your designated location. Feel free to call the office.
Are you interested in getting COVID testing for your group?
We offer both RAPID testing and PCR testing for group of 20 or more in your designated location. Feel free to call us for more information.
How to Wear Masks
Masks are a critical step to help prevent people from getting and spreading COVID-19. A cloth mask offers some protection to you, as well as protecting those around you. Wear a mask and take every day preventive actions in public settings and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere you will be around other people.
- CDC recommends that people age 2 and older should wear masks in public. Masks should NOT be worn by children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing.
- Masks should be worn in addition to staying at least 6 feet apart, especially if indoors, around people who don’t live with you.
- If someone in your household is infected, people in the household should take precautions, including wearing masks, to avoid transmission to others.
- Effective February 2, 2021, masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs, such as airports and stations.
Wear your Mask Correctly
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask.
- Put the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
- Fit the mask snugly against the sides of your face, slipping the loops over your ears or tying the strings behind your head.
- If you have to continually adjust your mask, it means it doesn’t fit properly, and you might need to find a different mask type or brand.
- Make sure you can breathe easily.
Wear a Mask to Prevent Contracting or Spreading COVID-19
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth to help prevent getting and spreading COVID-19.
- Wear a mask in public settings when around people who don’t live in your household, and especially when indoors where it may be difficult for you to stay six feet apart from people who don’t live with you.
- Wear a mask correctly for maximum protection.
- Wear your mask under your scarf, ski mask, or balaclava in cold weather.
- Keep a spare mask to replace one that becomes wet from moisture in your breath, snow, or rain.
- Store wet reusable masks in a plastic bag until they can be washed.
- Put the mask around your neck or up on your forehead.
- Touch the mask, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
To prevent contracting and spreading COVID-19, follow these protective measures:
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds each time.
- Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
Take Off Your Mask Carefully, When You’re Home
- Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops.
- Handle only by the ear loops or ties.
- Fold outside corners together.
- Place mask in the washing machine (learn more about how to wash masks).
- Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash your hands immediately after removing.
Masks and Health
Studies on the effects of wearing masks have shown there is no change in oxygen or carbon dioxide levels when people wear cloth and surgical masks while resting and exercising.
- The studies included healthy hospital workers, older adults, and adults with COPD.
- Although sometimes uncomfortable, masks were found to be safe even when exercising.
Things to Know About the COVID-19 Pandemic
Important Ways to Slow the Spread
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
- Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
You Are at Risk of Getting Very Sick
- People of any age, even healthy young adults and children, can get COVID-19.
- People who are older or have certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.
- Other groups may be at higher risk for getting COVID-19 or having more severe illness.
Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
- Authorized COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19.
- You should get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you.
- Once you are fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
Wash hands with water and soap/sanitizer, at least 20 seconds
Don’t touch eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
Practice social distancing
Don’t eat row food, thoroughly cook meat and eggs
Avoid contact with animals and animal products
What to Do If You’re Sick
- Stay home except when getting medical care. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider and get tested.
- Isolate yourself from others, including those living in your household, to prevent spread to them and the people that they may have contact with, like grandparents.
- Call 911 if you are having emergency warning signs, like trouble breathing and pain or pressure in chest.
How to Get a Test for Current Infection
- Visit your state, tribal, local, external icon, and territorial health department’s website to look for the latest local information on testing.
- Talk to your healthcare provider about getting tested. You and your healthcare provider might consider either in-person testing, an at-home collection kit, or an at-home test.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have not been vaccinated and have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, it is still important to stay home even if you are not tested.
What Symptoms to Watch For
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- Muscle or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
Other symptoms are signs of serious illness. If someone has trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure, or difficulty staying awake, get medical care immediately.