Many Americans are tired and frustrated, but public health measures are not the enemy — they are the roadmap for a faster and more sustainable recovery. The pandemic has posed so many hardships, from the loss of loved ones, to job loss, to depression and loneliness, to parenting in the context of virtual schooling. However, COVID-19 still represents a real risk to the health of our communities and our economy. 

Many communities have made tremendous progress in protecting community members, but vaccination and booster rates are still lagging in many communities – and infections continue to rise in some places. 

We’re all looking forward to a time when we can do all the things we love safely, and the best way to get there is by getting vaccinated and following local guidelines. 

Updated February 3, 2022