If you are NOT vaccinated, you are at high risk of infection from the Delta variant:
You should wear a mask most of the time – and you should also maintain physical distance from people, especially in indoor spaces.
It is never too late to get vaccinated! But remember you are not fully protected until 2 weeks after the second dose (Moderna and Pfizer) or first dose (J&J). You can find vaccination centers near you here.
If you are fully vaccinated, you should wear a mask:
Indoors when community risk is substantial or higher – 63% of counties are now at that level and over the next week most of the country will be, as well. So start wearing a mask in indoor public places now. This is especially important if others are unmasked and physical distancing is difficult.
At outdoor crowded events - sports stadiums, concerts, rallies, etc., especially if people are unmasked and/or shouting or singing.
Avoid or minimize large, crowded indoor venues – definitely mask up if unavoidable.
- On buses, planes, and trains.
- In workplaces if people are not 100% vaccinated.
- Choose outdoor seating at restaurants.
Encourage children - especially if unvaccinated – to mask up in indoor spaces, including in school and on the bus.
- Always consider wearing a mask if you might be at higher risk or live with, or see vulnerable people - unvaccinated children, the elderly or those immunocompromised.