Need emotional and mental help right now? Call the Safe + Strong Helpline: 1-800-923-HELP (4357).

How to stay safe

Plan ahead: how safe is this?

Make a plan to limit your risk of getting COVID-19
Some activities are more risky than others. Here are guidelines and risk levels to help you and your loved ones plan and stay safe from COVID-19.

Guidelines:

  1. It’s still safest to wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart when you spend time with anyone you don’t live with indoors who hasn’t been vaccinated yet. (Read the health guidance here)

  2. Stay 6 feet apart from each other.

  3. Connect with your loved ones digitally or over the phone.

  4. Meet outdoors whenever possible and keep groups small.

  5. Wash your hands as often as you can.

  6. Disinfect surfaces that are touched often -- door knobs, car doors, steering wheels and phones.

  7. Assign one person to go to the grocery store no more than once per week.

  8. Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and the phone number of a health care provider or community health worker you can call if someone gets sick. If you don’t have a health care provider, call 211.

  9. Make a plan so that if someone at home does get sick, they can be isolated as much as possible until they recover.

Risk levels:

LOW RISK:

  • Staying home

  • Spending time with people you live with

  • Spending time outdoors by yourself

MEDIUM RISK

  • Spending time with people other than those you live with, but who have also been vaccinated

  • Spending time outdoors with others and staying 6 feet apart

HIGH RISK

  • Spending time indoors without masks with people you don’t live with who have not been vaccinated yet.