The Importance of Social Distancing
If you have been paying attention to the news, we can already understand how serious this pandemic is and how important it is for us to do our part as a community to help flatten the curve. Right now, our healthcare workers and other essential workers are on the frontline serving our community so let’s allow them to do their job by making sure we stay home. The more steps we take at social distancing, the more we can let our healthcare workers do their part in saving lives.
As hard as it is to stay away from our friends and family let’s remember that this virus is spread from person-to-person and that anyone at any age can contract this virus. According to the CDC, people are the most contagious when they are the most symptomatic however some spread can occur with people who are showing no symptoms at all.
As mentioned by the CDC, the virus can spread between people who are in close contact with one another, which is within 6 feet. This can occur through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The virus can also be spread by touching a contaminated surface or object.
The best thing for us to do as a society is to stay home and avoid gathering in large groups or crowds. When going out for essential needs such as groceries, doing laundry, or getting medicine practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from people.
If you must feel the need to go out, why not help those who need your help by donating supplies such as gloves and masks to your local hospitals, police departments, and fire departments? Help those who are most vulnerable like those with underlying medical conditions or the elderly by offering to buy their groceries for them and dropping it at their doorstep. You can also consider volunteering at your local food bank.
We will get through this together but for now let’s be there for each other by staying 6 feet apart and staying safe at home. Let’s also remember to thank all our healthcare workers, police officers, grocery workers, truck drivers, and other essential workers who are helping us get the care and things we need. So take care of yourselves, stay home, and remember to wash your hands! We wish you well always.