What Is the Delta Variant?
As the country reopens, a surge in COVID-19 cases has occurred. According to the Centers for Disease Control data, this surge is primarily due to the Delta variant of COVID-19; it currently accounts for over 80% of new COVID-19 cases across the country, according to U.S. News. Here are tips to protect you and your loved ones from the variant.
Stop the Spread
The Delta variant is particularly dangerous because it is around 40% to 60% more transmissible than other variants.
The easiest way to protect yourself and others from the Delta variant is to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Authorized vaccines in the United States have been found effective against the Delta variant—drastically reducing the likelihood of
severe illness, hospitalization and death.
Other effective methods for preventing the spread of the Delta variant include:
- Wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth
- Avoiding large crowds and gatherings
- Keeping 6 feet of distance between you and those you don’t live with
- Washing your hands with soap and water
As health experts learn more about the Delta variant, new information and guidance can come out at any time. Following these steps will ensure you’re doing your part in mitigating the spread.
Since the pandemic began, A New England Nanny has been taking steps to ensure our caregivers are doing all they can to keep themselves and their families safe. Please contact us at (518) 348-0400 and let us know how we can make your life easier!
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