Nearly three years into the covid-19 pandemic, we know there is a lot of burnout surrounding isolation and COVID-19 precautions. However, with the weather starting to get cooler and the holidays nearing, it’s important to remember that there will likely be an uptick in cases. While vaccinations have helped limit the spread of COVID-19, there are other precautions to take to keep yourself and others safe. Keep reading for our safety recommendations and where to find the most updated information about covid safety in your county.
- Increasing ventilation: a great way to keep yourself and others from contracting covid-19 is to increase the airflow in the room. Opening windows, cleaning air vents frequently, purchasing a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) cleaner, or holding events outdoors is a great way to limit COVID-19.
- Wearing masks or respirators: if you’re in a high-risk area or an indoor environment with a dense population (think concert or airplane), it is useful to wear a mask or respirator to limit your risk of contracting droplets in the air carrying COVID-19.
- Getting tested: If you feel symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who is positive, you should test yourself to ensure that you aren’t COVID positive.
To know if your county is at high-risk, check the CDC’s website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html#space
For county-specific resources, check the links below:
- San Mateo County: https://www.smchealth.org/guidance-resources-0
- Sonoma County: https://socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/
- Monterey County: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/administrative-office/office-of-emergency-services/response/covid-19
- Alameda County: https://covid-19.acgov.org/index.page
- Marin County: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/
- San Bernardino County: https://sbcovid19.com/
- Redwood City: https://www.redwoodcity.org/about-the-city/coronavirus-covid-19
- Sacramento City: https://sacramentocovidrelief.org/