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Posted on: February 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Stay safer together!

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Looking for ways to make gatherings and events safer? These steps can reduce your risk of getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 and flu.

See this as a PDF in English here (Spanish coming soon). Check Washtenaw County's COVID-19 Community Level for local data trends here.

3 weeks before event

  • Make sure everyone eligible has gotten a flu shot and is up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines (including a bivalent booster)

The week before event

  • Wear a high quality mask when out
  • Use rapid at-home COVID tests: test 2 days before the event and the morning of the event to be safest

Day of event

  • If you have symptoms, stay home and away from others
  • Do what you can to increase ventilation: meet outside or open windows and run fans if inside

After the event

  • If someone has symptoms or gets sick, have them talk to a doctor right away about treatment options. Treatments are available for both flu and COVID that can help lower the chances of severe illness. This is especially important for high risk people, which includes anyone not up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines (including a bivalent booster), 50+ years old, and/or not very physically active.

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