Protect Yourself and Others
Last updated 8/14/2023.
There are many ways your actions can help protect you, your household, and your community from severe illness from COVID-19.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Hospital Admission Levels provide information about the amount of severe illness in the community where you are located.
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
- Improve ventilation (air flow) at home to help prevent COVID-19 from spread to other people.
- Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed
- Follow recommendation for what to do if you have been exposed.
- Maintain everyday health and hygiene practices, like handwashing.
The following additional prevention actions may be done at any level, but the CDC especially recommends considering in certain circumstances or at medium or high COVID-19 Hospital Admission Levels.
- Put together your COVID-19
plan so you have all information you need on hand if you get
- If you test positive and are more
likely to get very sick from COVID-19, treatments are
available that can reduce your chances of being hospitalized or
dying from the disease.
- Call SesameCare at (888) 897-1244 to schedule a no-cost telehealth visit, which includes a prescription for treatment with Paxlovid for those who are eligible.
- For general questions about COVID-19, resources, or if you are uninsured, call 2-1-1 or visit the 2-1-1 San Diego website.
- Resources from the federal government, like free masks, treatment options, vaccines, at-home testing kits, and guidance are available to keep yourself and others safe from COVID-19. Visit COVID.gov or call 1-800-232-0233 for more information.