How To Protect Yourself

How to protect yourself and your family:

As of February 2021, it is mandatory to wear masks in means of public transport such as airplanes, buses and trains that enter or leave the United States or circulate within the country, as well as in airports and stations.

Wear your mask correctly:

  • The mask should cover your nose and mouth, and be secured under the chin (chin).
  • If you have to constantly adjust your mask, look for another type of mask.
  • All people 2 years of age and older should wear masks in public.

Get Vaccinated

  • Licensed COVID-19 vaccines are your best protection against this disease.
  • All people 16 years of age and older already qualify for the vaccine for free, regardless of their immigration status.
  • You do not have to have health insurance or identification to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • You are considered fully vaccinated only 2 weeks after your last dose.
  • After completing the vaccination, you can resume some of the activities that you stopped doing because of the pandemic.

Wash your hands frequently:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
  • It is very important that you wash your hands:
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the bathroom
    • After leaving public places
    • After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
    • After handling your mask
    • After changing diapers
    • After caring for a sick person
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover the entire surface of your hands and rub them until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth without first washing your hands.

Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing

  • If you have a mask on: You can cough or sneeze into your mask. Put on a new, clean mask as soon as possible and wash your hands.
  • If you are not wearing a mask:
    • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or use the inside of your elbow.
    • Throw away used tissues in the trash
    • Wash your hands immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol

Monitor your Health

Updated Mar 8. 2021 (source espanol.cdc.gov)

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