As more people in our community continue to get the COVID-19 vaccine, cases are declining and restrictions are lifting as we begin the summer season – this is an exciting time that brings feelings of hope to us all! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), once you’re fully vaccinated, you can get back to many of your favorite activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by law or other business or workplace guidance. For instance, health care facilities still require masks.
Watch for the CDC’s guidance on more things you’ll be able to do as more people get vaccinated. Whether you’re excited about summer travel or attending family picnics or ballgames, the vaccine can help everyone return to activities safely.
Reconnect with your Care
As you make plans to reconnect with the people you love, make a plan to reconnect with your health care as well. If you’re behind on any of these visits, take time to schedule today:
- Annual well visits
- Important screenings such as mammograms, colonoscopies, prostate cancer screenings, skin cancer screenings, high blood pressure or cholesterol screenings
- Visits to check on a health concern or issue you’re having
- Visits to support wellness, like connecting with a registered dietitian
- Well-child visits or sports physicals
What to expect during your visit
Regardless of vaccination status, patients and visitors will be required to wear a mask and practice hand hygiene and physical distancing while inside health care facilities. These continued precautions help protect people who cannot or have not yet gotten the vaccine.
Not ready to return to in-person care yet? Lake Health has virtual care options to help meet your needs. From virtual visits with Lake Health Physician Group doctors to Lake Health Online Quick Care for prompt virtual treatment of many common medical conditions, we’ve got you covered.
Need a COVID-19 vaccine?
The COVID-19 vaccine helps protect you and those you love. It is also safe and effective. Learn more about the facts behind the vaccine.
If you need to get the COVID-19 vaccine, contact your doctor’s office or see walk-in clinic options hosted by the Lake County General Health District.