How can I protect myself from JN.1, BA.2.86 variant

Mask wearing Wearing a well-fitting mask, like an N95 respirator, significantly reduces the risk of inhaling infectious particles.

Social distancing Maintain a safe distance (at least 6 feet) from others, especially those exhibiting symptoms or with unknown vaccination status.

Hand hygiene Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

Stay informed Follow credible sources like the World Health Organization and your local public health department for current information on the variants and recommended precautions.

Maintain good health practices Get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and manage stress.