How to Prevent COVID-19 Transmissions
Here's what you can do to help keep yourself, your family, and your community safe and healthy.
Even as we enter the vaccination phase of the pandemic, we must continue all precautions. Public health officials warn that people who are vaccinated should still wear masks and continue to social distance as we wait for the vaccine to reach most of the population.
What about sex?
Other Tips for Staying Healthy
The best thing you can do to keep yourself healthy is to follow the hand washing and cleaning instructions above.
You can also keep your immune system strong by
- taking your medications as directed
- drinking water
- getting enough sleep and
- exercising regularly
A simple walk every day goes a long way in minimizing stress and keeping you healthy.
Remember Self and Community Care
Monitor your mental health, along with that of your family, friends, and clients. The stress and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the tactics we are all taking to lessen its impact can result in mental health challenges. Follow the guidance on social distancing stay at home orders, but make sure you do what you can to interact with others and get out of the house. Take a walk. Facetime with friends and family. Check in frequently on those living alone. Let people know if you need mental health support. Take care of each other.
Consider HIV/STI Testing Alternatives
You are #Healthworthy! In normal times, that means you participate in regular HIV/STI testing to protect yourself and your sexual partners. During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may need to make different decisions to maintain your health, especially if you are at risk for complications resulting from the coronavirus. That might mean delaying your routine HIV/STI check and refreshing your knowledge of safer-sex practices. Some alternatives to in-person testing: