The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released guidance in May 2021 that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, with some exceptions. You can review the update here: When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated.

Based upon these guidelines, masks are now optional rather than required for students, employees, and visitors regardless of their vaccination status. Additionally, there are no longer any physical distancing restrictions or capacity limits for indoor spaces.

If you have not already been vaccinated, you are encouraged to do so for your safety and the safety of the entire CFK community and beyond. Click here to find vaccine options near you.

Protection, Prevention, and Treatment

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Symptoms range from mild to serious and include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

Here are some tips from the CDC to reduce your chances of becoming ill:

  • Get vaccinated! Everyone 12 years of age and older is now recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. Click here to find vaccine options near you.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your hands  frequently to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. Carry and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of tissue immediately.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • If you are experiencing a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, contact a healthcare professional to determine whether testing or treatment is needed.

More details on preventing coronavirus disease are available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.