The news is filled with stories of breakthrough infections from the Delta Variant of COVID-19. Those that are vaccinated are, in some cases, still getting sick. The vast majority of those getting sick though are unvaccinated and these folks continue to get hospitalized and in some cases die.
The question on many vaccinated people’s minds is should I be concerned? The short answer is, it depends on what part of the country you live in. In the state of Connecticut 96% of all residents who are 65 years old or older are fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus. The state is also seeing a very low transmission rate which is hovering between 1% and 2% on a daily basis. These are all good numbers and indicate that it is much safer to be in Connecticut then it is in much of the rest of the country.
With that said, there is still reason to be cautious, especially as many of our younger children are not vaccinated and can be vulnerable and carrying the Delta Variant. So, what can you do to protect yourself?
- Always ask anyone who is entering your home if they are vaccinated, if they are, proceed as normal, if they are not ask that they continue to wear a mask inside your home.
- When going out to run errands, if you are mobile, continue to wear a mask inside. Masks inside are shown to protect against all forms of COVID-19.
- If having visitors to your home who are unvaccinated, such as grandkids, do your best to remain outside and remain six feet apart indoors.
- Wash your hands more regularly and if you are sick or someone who is planning to visit your home is sick, ask them to stay home.
Taking these steps can help insure that even with the Delta Variant still an issue you will be protected and remain happy and healthy while also still being able to see the loved ones you’ve been missing for so many months.