What to do now

Do what it takes to stay safe until COVID-19 is under control. Use these tools to reduce the risk of infection.

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If you’re 12 or older, get vaccinated. It’s our best tool to end the pandemic. Vaccination is safe, effective, and free.

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Wear a mask to keep from spreading the virus to those with no defense, like the immune-compromised and children under 12.

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Get tested for COVID-19 if you may have been exposed. It’s free and confidential for everyone in California.

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Exposure notifications

Turn on exposure notifications in your Apple or Android phone. CA Notify can then alert you if you’ve been near someone who tested positive.

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As kids return to in-person learning, find out requirements for school staff to mask, vaccinate, and test.

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Workplace safety

Employers are responsible for keeping the work environment safe. See the state’s rules and standards to support this.

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Mega-events are indoor events with 5,000 or more people and outdoor events with 10,000 or more people. Attendee rules apply for each.

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Keep California healthy and our communities open by following CDC travel guidelines.