Dr. Anthony Fauci listed steps that Americans should still be taking to help protect themselves against the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

On Tuesday, during a briefing with the White House’s Covid-19 response team, Fauci said, “we’ve said it over and over again, and it deserves repeating.”

Fauci then recommended these protection measures as a reminder of what you can do to protect yourself, and others as the Omicron variant becomes more relevant in the U.S. The first Omicron variant case was detected and confirmed on Wednesday in California, according to the CDC.

Here are Fauci's recommendations:

1)If you’re not vaccinated, get vaccinated. 

2) Get boosted if you are vaccinated. 

3) Use masks.

4) Avoid crowds.

5) Avoid poorly ventilated spaces. 

6) Choose outdoors rather than indoors. 

7) Keep your distance. 

8) Wash your hands. 

9) Getting tested if needed.

10) Isolate if appropriate.

Continuing to practice these steps is important as a preventive against Omicron and any new variants.

“Those are the things we have been doing.  We need to keep doing them,” Fauci said.

Director of CDC Dr. Rochelle Walensky also stressed during the briefing the importance of being proactive to stay protected.

“As I’ve said before, this virus is unpredictable, and we must remain ready to be proactive as new data, new science, and new variants evolve.  One thing has become clear over the past 20 months: We cannot predict the future, but we can be prepared for it.  And we have been doing exactly that: preparing for this moment,” Walensky said.