Protect Your Household from COVID-19

COVID-19 spreads mainly through close contact with someone who is infected. Close contact means you’ve been within six feet of someone with COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period. People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others. The best way to prevent illness and death is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Fewer cases of COVID-19 means fewer deaths. Follow this guidance to protect your household and lower the chances of catching and spreading COVID-19. 

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine from the CDC

Wear the right mask

images of recommended and not recommended masks

Gladys' story

We all know someone who is at high risk.

Let's talk about transmission of respiratory infectious diseases

Learn about contact tracing

Contact tracing is an important part of slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island. Learn how contact tracing works and what you need to do. Also review the latest quarantine and isolation guidance.

Wondering if YOU should be tested for COVID-19?

Get creative with your greetings

Hugs and handshakes aren’t the only ways to greet someone, so think about new ways to share the love.

Helpful talking points

Protect Your Household

Helpful Rhode Island response talking points.

Indoors vs. outdoors

Contact Tracing