Reduce the risk of

COVID-19

By now, we all know the importance of wearing a mask, washing our hands, and social distancing. Did you know there are other steps you can take which you may not have heard of?

Have you tested positive? Are you waiting for results?

It’s not just strangers who can get you sick.

Members of your family can transmit the disease without knowing it and without meaning to. It may be awkward or inconvenient, but there are steps each of us can take.

Even if you’re not worried about COVID-19, somebody you love might be.

We’ve all been taught to think about the feelings of others. But during this pandemic, being thoughtful isn’t just being nice, it could actually save someone’s life. Maybe even someone you love.

Here, family is everything

Living with extended family is one of the things that makes our community unique. Because their age places them at higher risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19, we also have to use effective ways to reduce the risk of giving COVID-19 to our aunts, uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers who live with us

It's impossible to eliminate risk during holiday gatherings.

While public health officials are urging you not to gather this holiday season, there are some practical tips to reduce the risk if you choose to do so anyway.

Testing is a vital step towards reducing the spread of COVID-19.

To be clear, anyone showing symptoms such as trouble breathing, fever, sore throat or loss of sense of smell and taste should be tested immediately. Additionally, it’s important to understand the type of test you’re taking.

Don’t let other health concerns go unaddressed.

El Paso County has partnered with Project Amistad to help. 

First and Foremost, don't bring the virus home with you.

 The age and/or health conditions of some of our household family members put them at a higher risk of complications, including death, due to COVID-19, so we have to practice effective ways to reduce the risk in our own homes. 

There ways we can all reduce the risk of COVID-19.

But there are also factors which can increase the risk of dying from COVID-19 if you get it.

COVID-19 and flu vaccines can unite our community in combating the virus

Getting vaccinated is also a step closer to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Vaccinations reduce the risk for a community that has become vulnerable to the pandemic.