To mask or not to mask? 

** People can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk.**

  • If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease?
    • Talk to your healthcare provider about masks
    • Have a plan for rapid testing if needed 
    • Talk to your healthcare provider about treatments
  • If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe disease
    •  Consider self-testing to detect infection before contact
    •  Consider wearing a mask when indoors when with them
    • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
    • Maintain improved ventilation indoors
Always follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19.

Source: CDC Community COVID-19 Levels

(Updated 9/26/2022)

The old motto of a great defense is the best offense certainly applies to preventing or slowing the spread of contagious viruses like COVID-19.

Especially lately, you have heard the mantra - WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY - and hopefully you do so as you know it is important to prevent spreading or catching germs. But did you know why? And do you know why it is so important to wash for 20 seconds (much longer than you might think as you stand at the sink)? And why soap is such an important component?

Please watch the video below that explains in easy to understand detail, why washing for 20 seconds WITH soap is one of the BEST ways to prevent spreading or catching COVID-19 and other germs.