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Tips for a Healthy and Safe New Year

Dec 29, 2021
Reduce the spread of COVID-19 this New Year.

Get Your COVID-19 and Flu Shots

COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19. Get vaccinated or your booster shot as soon as you can. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. LEARN MORE

Wear A Mask

If you are not fully vaccinated or if you have a weakened immune system, wear a mask indoors in public. If you are fully vaccinated, wear a mask indoors in areas with substantial or high COVID-19 transmission. LEARN MORE

Wash Your Hands

Use soap and clean running water for 20 seconds at key times such as after using the bathroom or before eating. The 5 handwashing steps are wet, lather, scrub, rinse, and dry. LEARN MORE

Find Safer Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

There are several ways to enjoy holiday traditions and protect your health. LEARN MORE


During the New Year, consider these strategies to help prevent chronic disease.


Adults need at least 7 hours of sleep per night. For a healthier sleep, be consistent. Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, including on the weekends. LEARN MORE

Make Time to Unwind and Connect With Others

For stress relief, take deep breaths, stretch, meditate, or do an activity you enjoy. Talk with people you trust about how you're feeling and express gratitude. LEARN MORE

Eat Healthy

Reach for healthy options like fruits and vegetables instead of salty or sugary treats. LEARN MORE

Move More, Sit Less

Get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week (or about 30 minutes on 5 days), plus muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 days a week. LEARN MORE

Rethink Your Drink

Substitute water for sugary or alcoholic drinks to reduce calories. LEARN MORE

Don't Use Tobacco

You can quit today! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free support. LEARN MORE

Be Sun Safe

Wear layered clothes and apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15. Even in cold weather, the sun can damage your skin. UV rays, not the temperature, do the damage. LEARN MORE

Brush Your Teeth

Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. LEARN MORE

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