Last updated on Wednesday, Nov 25 2020, 09:02:15 AM
COVID-19 spreads mainly through close contact between people, especially when they are within about six feet of each other for more than 15 minutes. People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Follow this guidance to protect yourself and others and lower the chances of catching and spreading COVID-19.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Rhode Island is actively planning for COVID-19 vaccination and will share more information as it becomes available.
This guidance may change as COVID-19 case counts change.
Staying home and avoiding contact with people you don’t live with is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
If you live alone or are a single parent, create a stable group to limit your contact to one other household that doesn’t change, as long as the group is not more than five people. Creating a stable group with another household will help ease loneliness and provide improved social support for those who feel isolated.
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