Even though the coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing us to keep safe distances from others—we can still stay connected. Here are helpful tips, resources, and information to keep your healthy routines going.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends we all avoid crowds and close contact with others and stay at home as much as we can. With this guidance, it may feel challenging to stay connected with others while also maintaining your health routine.
The CDC recommends we all maintain what’s called “social distancing,” which means avoiding close contact with others, to help reduce the risk of catching COVID-19 or spreading it.
For your safety and well-being, stay 6 feet away from others who are coughing or sneezing, and avoid crowds as much as possible. If you do need to get out, remember to thoroughly wash or sanitize your hands before and after visits, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.