There’s no denying changes to daily life are hard and patience may be wearing thin, but we can’t let up. The safety steps you take now will protect you and your family’s health and well-being later.
Actions That Increase Risk:
- Having close contact (within 6 feet) with other people who don’t live with you
- Spending time in indoor spaces, particularly if poorly ventilated
- Spending time in groups or crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
Actions That Decrease Risk:
- Getting vaccinated
- Wear a face covering
- Wash your hands
- Watch your distance
Protect Your Jobsite:
- Just wearing a mask is not enough. We still need to continue practicing other protective measures.
- Be proactive about building a relationship with local public health officials. Ask “What should I do if there is an outbreak on my job?”
- Look for ways to add more fresh air to the work environment, such as by checking ventilation systems.
Protect Your Home:
- COVID-19 is highly contagious and can spread in places you feel safe, like your home. If one person in your household gets COVID-19, it can spread to others.
- What’s a household? Anyone who currently lives under the same roof as you. It could be family members or people who aren’t related to you, like roommates. Close relatives you see often but don’t live with are part of a different household.
- Be cautious who you spend time with and be aware who other people in your household are spending time with.
- LIUNA Midwest Region strongly encourages everyone to get vaccinated once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to them.
- Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19. Learn more about the benefits of getting vaccinated.
- As COVID-19 vaccines are authorized and then recommended for use in the United States, it will be important to understand what is known about each vaccine. Learn more about the different COVID-19 vaccines.
- Construction workers are currently being grouped in phase 1C. Distribution of the vaccine is the responsibility of each state. Click here to access each state’s plans.
- The LHSFNA is working with LIUNA health and welfare funds to educate members on how the vaccine will be covered. More resources are available on the LHSFNA website.
- The COVID-19 vaccine is a step in the right direction toward ending the pandemic. However, you should keep using all the tools available to protect yourself and others until you are fully vaccinated. After you are fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Learn more about what you can do when you have been fully vaccinated.