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Protect Family Members

Some members in your family may need to continue to take steps to protect themselves from COVID-19, including

Anyone not fully vaccinated, including children under 5 years who are not eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.

People with weakened immune systems or underlying medical conditions.

Get Vaccinated

Authorized COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19.

You should get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can.

Once you are fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

Stay 6 feet away from others

Inside your home: 

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.

Outside your home: 

Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.

Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people, especially if you are at higher risk of getting very sick.

The original text appeared in the article “How to Protect Yourself & Others” in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website which you access here.