Summer Safety Amongst COVID-19

 

summer maskSummertime has officially begun and although we would normally jump at the chance to put on our swim trunks and hit the beach, go to an outdoor block party, or simply spend time enjoying the sun, this year is going to be different. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the past few months most of us have been confined to our homes. Although most stay-at-home orders have been lifted that does not mean this virus has gone anywhere.

As summer has arrived, it is crucial for us to focus on staying as physically and mentally healthy as we can during this pandemic. It is pertinent that everyone abides by the CDC’s social distancing and masks guidelines to help continue to keep you, your individual, and their families safe. Here are some suggestions that will help decrease your opportunities for transmission:

  1. Keep gatherings to a small number of households.
  2. Stay outdoors because being in an enclosed area increases risk of infection.
  3. Keep distance between different households by spreading out six feet of seating.
  4. Use disposable cutlery, cups, and plates.
  5. The path to the bathroom should be clear. Have doors open and hand sanitizer/ soap available to use.
  6. Bringing your own food is the safest way to help the stop of potential contamination.
  7. Don’t go to a public pool. They are usually crowded with people and have high-touch surface areas.
  8. No group sports should take place. Having a large group gathering and sharing the same equipment increases you risk of infection.
  9. Stay masked. Everyone who is not eating should be wearing a mask. Provide extras if available.
  10. Do not go outside if you are sick. If you or someone you serve have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been potentially exposed to someone with the virus you should not go out into public.

We are in unprecedented times. It is important to stay diligent to help you have a healthy and safe summertime.

Additional resources:

https://medicalcityhealthcare.com/blog/entry/summer-safety-tips-how-to-be-safe-and-still-have-fun-during-covid-19

https://www.everydayhealth.com/coronavirus/your-covid-19-summer-safety-guide/