Here at Emerge Baltimore, Inc., it is our mission to promote good mental health within the community through the services, training, and support programs we offer. As much as we value our patients’ mental health, we also want you to be protected against Covid-19 virus.
How to Protect Yourself & Others Against the Coronavirus
Get vaccinated and stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing you from getting sick. COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death.
Getting vaccinated is the best way to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
CDC recommends that everyone who is eligible stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, including people with weakened immune systems.
Wear a mask
Everyone ages 2 years and older should properly wear a well-fitting mask indoors, in public, in areas of substantial or high community transmission, regardless of vaccination status.
You might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of community transmission, if you or someone in your household is at increased risk for severe disease or has a weakened immune system, or if someone in your household is not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines or not eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines.
Improve how well your mask protects you, and learn about how to choose a mask to protect yourself and others.
In general, people do not need to wear masks when outdoors. In areas of substantial or high transmission, people might choose to wear a mask outdoors when in sustained close contact with other people, particularly if
- They or someone they live with has a weakened immune system or is at increased risk for severe disease.
- They are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines or live with someone who is not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines.
People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including properly wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.
Monitor your health daily
Be alert for symptoms:
- Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
- Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
- Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
Monitoring symptoms is especially important if you are running errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.