CDC recommends a layered approach to reduce exposures to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This approach includes using multiple mitigation strategies, to reduce the spread of disease and lower the risk of exposure. This includes good air ventilation, physical distancing, wearing face masks, hand hygiene, and vaccination.
Stay 6 feet away from others
Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick, if possible. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members. If you are taking care of someone who is sick, make sure you properly wear a well-fitting mask and follow other steps to protect yourself.
Indoors in public: If you are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, stay at least 6 feet away from other people, especially if you are at higher risk of getting very sick with COVID-19.
Avoid poorly ventilated spaces and crowds
If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.
If you are at increased risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, avoid crowded places and indoor spaces that do not have fresh air from the outdoors.