As of November 4, 2021: Everyone 5 and older is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

How to stay safe

Plan ahead: how safe is this?

Make a plan to limit your risk of getting very sick from 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.


  1. Get vaccinated. Vaccination is our best protection to keep people from getting very sick from all variants of COVID-19.
  2. Wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart when you spend time in crowds or gatherings (Read the health guidance here).

  3. Wash your hands as often as you can.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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:
Until everyone gets the vaccine, there are still steps we all can take to protect our communities from getting very sick from COVID-19.


  • Staying home

  • Spending time outdoors by yourself

  • Spending time with people you live with

  • Spending time with people you don’t live with, but who have also been vaccinated

  • Spending time outdoors with others and staying 6 feet apart


  • Spending time indoors in public spaces while vaccinated, wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart


  • Not being vaccinated

  • Spending time in crowds and gatherings without wearing a mask

  • Spending time indoors or within 6 feet outdoors with people who have also not been vaccinated