Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19

Bears Protect Bears. Get Vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. After you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing some things you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.  Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.

For those who are unvaccinated or cannot get vaccinated due to contraindications, follow these guidelines to protect yourself and others.

Wear a mask.

Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public).

Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

Maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.  
  • Do not travel while sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid contact with others who are sick.

Wash Hands Frequently.

Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer (contains at least 60% alcohol) if soap and water are not available. Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds.

Keep your immune system healthy by getting plenty of SLEEP, nutrition, stress-relief, and exercise.