Just as spring was about to begin, the pandemic struck and forced us to change our lifestyles. This included the closing of schools and non-essential businesses, as well as restricting most of our person- to -person interactions.
Now that we are approaching summer, and the weather is warming up, more and more people are starting to go outdoors to parks, beaches, and other places. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn’t be an issue, however, due to the risk of spreading COVID-19, we have to be careful about becoming exposed to the virus.
Recently we have seen a general “flattening of the curve” which means fewer people are being hospitalized and succumbing to the virus. While this is a very positive step in the right direction, we have to be cautiously optimistic and must not let our guard down.
It is important to remember that the number of coronavirus cases has declined as a result of people staying home as much as possible and following the recommended safety guidelines.
To continue this trend, we must adhere to the rules that allowed us to get to this point. This includes:
- Practicing social distancing – keeping at least six feet apart from others
- Avoiding gatherings of 10 or more people
- Wearing masks
- Sanitizing our hands
- Sanitizing surfaces that we commonly come in contact with
Taking these precautions will help to protect our health as our cities and towns begin to reopen. By remaining vigilant we can achieve our collective goal of further flattening the curve.
For more information and the latest developments of the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit www.cdc.gov
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