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How To Protect Yourself and Your Family

How to protect yourself and your family:

How to protect yourself and your family:

Staying Up to Date

  • Vaccines help your body develop protection from the virus that causes COVID-19. 
  • Vaccinated people sometimes get infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines significantly lowers the risk of getting very sick, being hospitalized, or dying from COVID-19.

If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised or severely allergic to COVID-19 vaccines: Talk with a healthcare provider about whether you are eligible for a medicine called EVUSHELD™ that you can take before you are exposed or test positive for COVID-19.

Testing and Treatment


  • Spend time outside when possible, instead of inside. Viral particles spread between people more readily indoors than outdoors .
  • Improving ventilation and filtration can help protect you from getting infected with and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. 
  • Bringing in as much outdoor air as possible—for example, opening windows.
  • Increasing air filtration in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, such as by changing filters frequently and using filters that are properly fitted and provide higher filtration.
  • Using portable high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) cleaners.
  • Turning on exhaust fans and using other fans to improve air flow.
  • Turning your thermostat to the “ON” position instead of “AUTO” to ensure your HVAC system provides continuous airflow and filtration.
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Stay Home and Avoid Contact

  • If you have COVID-19, you can spread it to others, even if you do not have symptoms. 
  • If you have symptoms, get tested and stay home until you have your results. 
  • Stay home and away from others for at least 5 days (possibly more, depending on how the virus affects you) and wear a high-quality mask when indoors around others for a period of time. If you need masks, call us (add EVH number)
  • Avoiding contact with people who have COVID-19, whether or not they feel sick.
  • Sometimes you cannot stay away from a person who has COVID-19 or you may want to help take care of them. In those situations, use as many prevention strategies as you can, such as:
    • Wash/disinfect your hands consistently
    • Correctly wear a high-quality mask.
    • Improve ventilation, and keeping your distance, when possible, from the person who is sick or who tested positive.

If you have any concerns or questions, call us at 919-742-1448

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