Updated Oct. 25, 2022

October 12: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccines for ages 5 and older. Learn more. 

September 1: The CDC authorized an additional COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for everyone ages 12 and up. The updated booster dose is bivalent -- meaning it offers protection against the latest omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5, plus the original COVID-19 strain. Learn more

June 19: The CDC recommended everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn more

Do I need to wear a mask?

Please take take precautions based on your community's local transmission rates. Communities with high transmission rates should wear a mask indoors in public. 

Check your county transmission rate here

Low transmission:

  • Stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms

Medium transmission:

  • If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your health care provider about whether you need to wear a mask
  • Stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms

High transmission:

  • Wear a mask indoors in public
  • Stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • get tested if you have symptoms
  • Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness 

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