We have learned a lot about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The most effective and safe way to protect yourself and your family is for everyone who is eligible (currently those 12 years old and older) to get vaccinated against COVID. As vaccination rates rise, people in many communities have been able to return to school, work, and other activities without suffering the dangerous consequences of severe infections.
Measures like masking indoors, physical distancing, testing, and staying home and isolating when not feeling well remain an important part of staying healthy and preventing COVID spread. Depending on the rate of community spread where you live, additional precautions like limiting gatherings with people who are not in your household may also be advised.
As we learn more about COVID, guidelines for staying safe are changing. It is important to follow the recommendations of trusted public health experts.
Our NYSCHECK doctors and scientists have put together some recommendations for keeping your family healthy during the COVID pandemic, along with links to other accurate information and useful resources.