Simple tips on how to protect yourself from Omicron BA.5:

Get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself from severe illness and death from COVID-19.


Wear a mask in indoor public settings. 

Masks can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by catching respiratory droplets that may contain the virus. 


Practice good hygiene. 

This includes washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and staying home when you are sick.  


Stay up-to-date on the latest information about COVID-19. 

The CDC website has a wealth of information about COVID-19, Omicron BA.5. 


Get tested if you have symptoms. 

If you think you may have COVID-19, get tested. Testing can help to  identify cases of COVID-19 and prevent the spread of the virus. 


By following the tips in this story, you can help to protect yourself and your loved ones from this new strain of the virus.