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Is the Delta variant contagious?

The Delta variant is highly contagious, nearly twice as contagious as previous variants.

What are the Delta variant symptoms?

Delta variant symptoms are the same as other versions of COVID-19.

Am I at risk for the Delta variant?

Unvaccinated people remain the greatest concern

Does the COVID-19 vaccine protect against the Delta variant?

The COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States are highly effective at preventing severe disease and death, including against the Delta variant. Even in the rare case that you do get infected, the vaccine will likely prevent you from becoming seriously ill.

I’m vaccinated. Should I continue to wear a mask?

A small number of fully vaccinated people have become infected with the Delta variant. Their symptoms tend to be mild and for a shorter time period, but it’s still possible to spread the virus to others. Everyone should continue wearing masks in crowded settings and public indoor spaces — including fully vaccinated people, especially in areas of high transmission. Masks are still required in all of our facilities, and federal, state, and local regulations still apply, including business and workplace guidance. Washing your hands, staying physically distanced, and avoiding large gatherings will also help lower your risk of catching or spreading the Delta variant.