CDC's Tips for a Healthy and Safe New Year
Reduce the spread of COVID-19 this New Year!
Practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet from other people, not from your household in indoor and outdoor spaces. Avoid crowds.
Wear a mask. Wear masks in public settings, like on public and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere you will be around other people.
Wash your hands. Use soap and clean running water for 20 seconds at critical times, such as using the bathroom or before eating. DID YOU KNOW? The five handwashing steps are wet, lather, scrub, rinse, and dry.
Consider your gatherings. Take steps to protect yourself by wearing a mask, stay 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often, even during small gatherings.
During the New Year, consider these strategies to help prevent chronic disease.
Sleep: Adults need at least 7 hours of sleep per night. DID YOU KNOW? For a healthier rest, be consistent. Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, including on the weekends.
Get Your Flu Shot: There's still time to get your annual flu vaccine, the best way to help protect against flu.
Eat Healthily: Reach for healthy options like fruits and vegetables instead of salty or sugary treats.
Move More, Sit Less: Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week, plus muscle-strengthening activities at least two days a week.
Rethink Your Drink: Substitute water for sugary or alcoholic drinks to reduce calories and stay safe.
Don't Use Tobacco: You can quit today! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free support.
Be Sun Safe: Wear layered clothes and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15. DID YOU KNOW? Even in cold weather, the sun can damage your skin. UV rays, not the temperature, do the damage.
Brush Your Teeth: Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.