The pandemic and what we know about COVID-19 prevention, vaccination and treatment continue to change. The best that outreach workers and farmworkers can do is protect themselves and each other.
1. VACCINATE and BOOST
Make sure you are up-to-date with your vaccines. You are up-to-date after a full initial series and a booster.
- Download NCFHP’s COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Guide for Providers and Educators that provides vaccine and booster recommendations based on prior vaccine history, including vaccines received in Mexico. It’s also available in Spanish.
- Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest recommendations.
2. Wear a WELL-FITTING MASK
Given new and highly contagious variants, a high-quality mask (N95 or KN95) protects better than other masks. If you do not have access to an N95 or KN95, a surgical mask with a cloth mask over it is an excellent option. Download social media images about choosing the right mask for you.
3. TEST EARLY for COVID-19 if any symptoms.
Early testing leads to early treatment and reduced exposure for others.
Order self-tests from NC DHHS
Type of test: Quidel QuickVue At-Home
Est. time from order to arrival: ~1 month
Requirements: Submit weekly inventory updates to NCFHP (# of tests remaining)
Process: Complete this form by Friday every week to report inventory and request additional tests. Limit requests to the number of tests you anticipate distributing in about one month.