Socializing safely

Even as vaccinations increase, it is still important to engage in safety precautions to protect yourself and others (especially people who are immunocompromised), to prevent spread or a resurgence of the virus and its variants, and to respect the needs or wishes of others who might not be quite ready to fully re-engage. The best resources for staying up-to-date regarding public health guidelines are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, your state health department, and federal and state officials. Johns Hopkins University also provides a map with updated information about COVID-19 cases, vaccines, etc.