As of 10/17/2021

Current Mask Guidance from the CDC:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommend that individuals—vaccinated and unvaccinatedwear masks in schools and public indoor spaces in areas of the US where the virus is surging. This recommendation is based on slowing vaccination rates across the US and breakthrough infections of the Delta variant in vaccinated individuals. Track cases in the US here and here

Social Distancing:

The CDC recommends staying 6 feet away (about 2 arm’s length) as much as possible from 1) those that are sick inside your household, and 2) those who do not live in your household whenever possible, particularly if you are unvaccinated or are immunocompromised and/or have a higher risk of getting very sick. Becoming vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself from contracting the virus that causes COVID-19 (including the variants).  

Whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated, there are many preventive measures you can take to avoid contracting the virus and spreading it to others. These actions are especially important to consider as holiday gatherings become more frequent.

Consider wearing a mask when in close contact with others, choosing outdoor spaces or well-ventilated indoor spaces for gatherings, and, importantly, stay home and get tested if you are feeling sick and/or have been in contact with someone who is sick. 

Read more about the CDC’s recommendations here and here

Additional guidance:

  • Communicate often and safely with loved ones.
    • Online video platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, and HouseParty can allow you to stay connected with family and friends, even if you cannot see them physically. 
  • Tips for working from home
    • How to Work From Home
      1. Get dressed for the day
      2. Find a space away from your bed to work
      3. Set goals at the start of each day 
      4. If you have trouble staying focused, try the Pomodoro technique. Forest is also a great app to help you avoid social media when you’re supposed to be working.
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