A Safe Holiday Season
SOPHE wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.
6 tips to keep you safe and healthy.
- Get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.
- Wear a mask – cover your nose and mouth – to protect yourself and others. Even if you are fully vaccinated should wear a mask in public indoor settings in communities with substantial to high transmission. Do NOT put a mask on children younger than 2 years old.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you. Outdoors is safer than indoors.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces. Outdoors is safer than indoors.
- Get a COVID-19 test to prevent spreading to others. Testing can give you information about your risk of spreading COVID-19.
A positive self-test result means that you have an infection and should avoid indoor gatherings to reduce the risk of spreading disease to someone else.
A negative self-test result means that you may not have an infection. Repeating the test with at least 24 hours between tests will increase the confidence that you are not infected.
Ask your healthcare provider if you need help interpreting your test results.
Are you traveling?
If you are traveling for the holiday or to special event, visit CDC’s Travel page to help you decide what is best to do during this time. The CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated.
If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow CDC’s domestic travel or international travel recommendations for unvaccinated people.
Everyone, even people who are fully vaccinated, is required to wear a mask on public transportation and follow international travel recommendations.