If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, can I still contract the Delta variant?

Yes, even if you have had COVID-19, you can still contract the variant. Experts do not know how long you are protected from getting sick again and after recovering from COVID-19, nor do they know if it builds immunity against the new strains.

These new variants seem to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, which will lead to more overall COVID-19 cases. 

It is still highly suggested to get vaccinated even if you have contracted COVID-19. Studies have shown that current available vaccines appear to be effective against serious illness or death caused by the variant. Masks and proper hygiene are still encouraged.