After I have been vaccinated, can I stop wearing a mask and social distancing?
  • Masks work to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, and everyone should wear a mask in indoor public settings (regardless of vaccination status) to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19, especially the more transmissible Delta variant. 
    • As of July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance recommending mask wearing for the general public, including those who are fully vaccinated, in areas where there is substantial COVID-19 transmission (defined by 50-99.99 new cases per 100,000 people in the past 7 days). Based on current COVID-19 incidence rates in Jefferson County, JCPH strongly recommends that all residents ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, return to wearing a mask in indoor public spaces to minimize risk and maximize protection from COVID-19, including the highly infectious Delta variant. 
      • Now that all Coloradans age 12 and older have access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, masks are only required in certain places:
        • Indoors in schools and childcare settings in Jeffco per PHO 21-002
        • Everyone age 2 and older must still wear masks on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S.  transportation hubs such as airports and stations. This is required by federal law for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

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1. Can I get a vaccine now?
2. How do I set up an appointment to get a vaccine?
3. What's the difference between the available vaccines?
4. Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
5. What are the side effects of the vaccine?
6. Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
7. How many doses are in the vaccine, and how does that work?
8. How long does it take for the vaccine to be effective?
9. After I have been vaccinated, can I stop wearing a mask and social distancing?
10. Can my employer require COVID-19 vaccinations or ask about vaccine status?