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We all have questions and concerns as we navigate this pandemic. Get the information you need to protect yourself and your community.  

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COVID. KNOW MORE.

Health disparities left Black Americans vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 and dying from it at higher rates, nearly two times greater than their share of the population. In the last two months, there has been a sharp increase in the number of African Americans who are concerned the worst of the pandemic is yet to come.

Students, businesses, employees, and homeowners have all been hit hard by the pandemic, with 61% of African Americans concerned about the loss of income related to the current pandemic. As the dangerous Delta, Lambda, and Omicron variants wreak havoc around the world, it is important now, more than ever, to take all precautions to protect yourself and your community.

Use this up-to-date research, resources, and stories to help ease the uncertainties and safeguard your community. With the facts, we can all make the best decisions for ourselves and our families.

88% of African Americans believe new variants and strains could potentially be more contagious or deadly.

A BOOST OF PROTECTION

Now more than ever is the time for us to buckle down on the precautions that keep us and our loved ones safe. The confirmed new Omicron variant is spreading quickly - and to fight back, it is vital that we arm ourselves with the facts and continue getting vaccinated, washing our hands, wearing our masks, and social distancing.

Adults and children ages 5 and above should consult with their medical professionals regarding the vaccine. Adults should obtain the booster as soon as possible.

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Let's spread cheer, not Covid

The holidays are a joyful time that brings family and friends together. In 2020, the US saw its deadliest surge in Covid-19 cases as millions traveled to see loved ones. As we think about gathering this holiday season, the CDC has guidelines to consider to help keep ourselves and our family safe. Let's be sure to continue to take precautions. 

Fully Vaccinated and Traveling

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Before Traveling

Wearing your mask is a requirement on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and commuter stations.

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While Traveling

In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.

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After Traveling

Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. If you develop symptoms, isolate yourself and get tested while following all state and local recommendations and requirements.

Not Fully Vaccinated and Traveling

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While Traveling

Wearing your mask on planes, buses, and other forms of public transportation. Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet from anyone not traveling with you. Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

A Path to Recovery

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Find the Vaccine for You

Vulnerable communities continue to battle long-term health implications as well as the economic and social implications of the pandemic. As more Black Americans become vaccinated, our community wants to continue to take precautions to ensure we keep ourselves safe. Let's help protect our community. 

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We Got Your Back

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Getting the vaccine starts with getting to the vaccine. NAACP is partnering with Lyft to provide access to 60 million free rides to and from vaccine appointments. 

Get more information about getting a ride for your COVID-19 vaccine. 

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Glossary

Learn more about the most commonly used terms surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

IMPACT ON BLACK AMERICA

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Makenzy - Vaccinated Teen

I have so many plans, and with the vaccine, I won't have so much anxiety about moving on with life. The pandemic has made it tough. But as a teen, I have a lot to look forward to.

- Makenzy W.