From the Vermont Department of Health
Protect Yourself and Others
Cases of COVID-19 have been rising this summer, in large part because of the highly transmissible Delta variant. The vast majority of cases continue to be among people who are unvaccinated. This is why the Vermont Department of Health strongly encourages everyone who is eligible to protect themselves by getting vaccinated as soon as possible. However, those who are vaccinated, even fully vaccinated, can become infected with COVID-19 and spread it to others.
Since being in close contact with others in enclosed spaces is likely to include some exposure to COVID-19, consider carefully whether it would be wiser to not attend indoor events like concerts, dances, weddings, educational presentations, and others.
And continue to take simple preventions steps: Wear a mask, wash your hands regularly, stay home if you feel sick, and get tested if you have any symptoms.
What you need to know now from the Vermont Department of Health:
COVID-19 Testing for Those With Symptoms
For all, being fully vaccinated helps protect you and others from COVID infection. Anyone age 12 and older is eligible to be vaccinated, regardless of residency. Learn about vaccines for people 12 to 17 years old.
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More Helpful COVID-19 Resources
Below are links to the Vermont Health Department, the Center for Disease Control, and other sources of information. To stay current with changing information, check these sources often!
We can't be reminded enough to wash our hands and not touch our faces. Do you remember to wash under your fingernails?
How hard is it to keep from transmitting disease?
If you are able, be sure to check in with your neighbors to see if they need anything. COVID-19 is a call to come together to help and care for each. As always, if you're healthy, practice self-care so you stay that way by boosting your immune system in ways that work for you.
Still wondering, "Why wear a mask?" Check out this video demonstration from the National Institute of Health reported by the New England Journal of Medicine.