Use these tools to live more safely with COVID
Be prepared to protect yourself and others
You can control the COVID threat. Here’s what to know.
ThenProtect those around you.
COVID is highly contagious. These simple steps will help you protect others.
NextLearn and share good practices.
With good preparation, you can work, attend school, and enjoy your social life more safely.
FinallyLive life more safely.
Contagious diseases like COVID and the flu will always be with us. Here's how you can be prepared for the future.
What's my COVID situation?
About My COVID Toolkit
Smart choices for your situation
The COVID pandemic has taken a great toll on all Americans. And, it continues to threaten those who are most vulnerable. But, we now have the knowledge and tools to protect ourselves and others, and safely get back to what matters most. Family, friends, and fun. Learning and growth. Productive work and making plans for the future.
COVID doesn’t stand still, and neither do we. That’s why what we know and how we act must always change. More serious versions of COVID may appear, but we’ll have the newest tools and techniques to protect ourselves. Safety measures will relax when COVID cases go down, but we know we must remain alert and prepared.
My COVID Toolkit gives you what you need to make smart choices for your unique situation, whether you’re going to work or school, doing everyday tasks like grocery shopping, planning your social life, or attending special events. Following simple safety measures can reduce your risk of getting sick and making others sick.
All of the information and recommendations are based on guidance and data from trusted sources that include organizations such as the CDC, the US Department of Health and Human Resources, and the American Academy of Pediatrics; scientific journals such as Science, Nature, and the Journal of the American Medical Association; and the published advice of experts such as epidemiologist Dr. Katelyn Jetelina, of the School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; bioaerosol expert Dr. Linsey Marr, of Virginia Tech University, and sociologist Dr. Zeynep Tufekci, of the the UNC School of Information and Library Science, among many others.
My COVID Toolkit is a resource developed by the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx®) initiative. RADx® was launched by the National Institutes of Health in 2020 to help respond to the COVID pandemic. The resources provided here are supported by national leaders in science, medicine, and health policy, and leverage other accurate and reliable information from public and private organizations.