June COVID-19 Update
We know that in these challenging times many of us are ensuring our voices are heard including joining peaceful protests and sit-ins.
According to U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., “Based on the way the disease spreads, there is every reason to expect that we will see new clusters and potentially new outbreaks moving forward.” Since the pandemic will not slow down, it is important that while you exercise your First Amendment rights to practice the safety protocols below to mitigate the spread while in large crowds.
Safety Protocols While Protesting
- Always wear a mask
- Social distance at 6 feet
- Avoid shaking hands
- No hugging
- Drink water constantly
- Keep hand sanitizer
- Wear gloves
- Wear goggles/glasses
- Avoid touching your face
If you start to exhibit any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 below, please contact your healthcare provider to request a test.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
My Mask Protects You, Your Mask Protects Me!
The CDC confirmed the wearing of face coverings can mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Cloth face coverings are a necessary step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with everyday preventive actions and maintaining a social distance of 6 feet in public settings.
As commerce starts to open, remember to utilize face masks in public spaces, work, and other settings. There are many ways to create face coverings from materials in your home. U.S. Surgeon General Adams instructs us how to here.
Cloth face coverings should be washed after each use. It is important to always remove face coverings correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used face covering.
Visit CDC.gov for additional information.
Tell us how you are doing
We have heard from many of you about your experiences as essential workers. Your courage is admirable. We know there are many more of you on the front lines in several different capacities that continue to work. We still want to hear from you. Please let us know how you are doing by emailing email@example.com.