Risk factors are going to vary greatly depending on your situation.
- For most teens and adults once you have received all doses of the COVID vaccine and have waited two weeks, the CDC recommends a mask when you are with others who are not vaccinated, you don’t know their vaccine status, or who may be at a greater risk for COVID-19 complications.
- If you are not vaccinated or are vaccinated but are in a high-risk category, it is recommended that you continue to wear a mask in all situations.
- The risk of exposure and transmission can be significantly mitigated by meeting outdoors and using appropriate social distancing.
- Follow this link for more information on the OFFICIAL CDC guidelines.
If you were exposed to COVID-19 at all during the pandemic please tell your healthcare professionals immediately. COVID-19 has been shown to impact a person’s mental health well after has ended.
- Vaccine FAQ – an excellent summary from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) about COVID-19 and the vaccines being developed to prevent it.
- Free COVID-19 books written by psychotherapist and author Ana M. Gomez. These free downloads explain the current pandemic and also help young kids process their feelings.
- COVID-19! How Can I Protect Myself and Others? – A free curriculum created by The Smithsonian Science Education Center, WHO and IAP for kids ages 8-17 to help them better understand the science and social science behind COVID-19 and learn how to keep themselves, their families and their communities safe. This can be especially beneficial for parents who are home-schooling their children.