Reopening Strategy UpdateWe are not weaponless in this fight.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Pray: for our world and our community and those who have been directly affected by COVID-19. Pray for first-responders and the health care workers who are treating the sick. Pray that God would protect our community from further spread of the virus.
Be a “thermostat, not a thermometer:” We can choose to be influencers of the temperature of those around us, instead of being influenced by fear and anxiety. Let us be a beacon of hope in these dark times.
Be safe: Follow recommended CDC Guidelines. Stay home if you are sick.
- If you are high risk, such as older adults and those with underlying chronic medical conditions, avoid crowds as much as possible.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
KNOW HOW IT SPREADS
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
Everyone has a role to play to reduce and slow the transmission of COVID-19. Social distancing is an essential step in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Practice social distancing by putting space (at least 6 feet) between yourself and others. Also, continue to practice the healthy habits listed above to help slow the spread of COVID-19.