The recent rise in COVID-19 cases across the United States is a serious reminder of the strength and longevity of this pandemic.
Many people may have “covid fatigue” and miss living the lives we once did. We shouldn’t let our guard down or it may be much, much longer before we will be able to live those lives again. While communities have focused on avoiding large gatherings, which is appropriate, the spread of the infection in this second surge has been attributed to smaller, casual gatherings that are deceptively safe.
With the holidays upon us, it has never been more important to double down on our efforts to exercise good judgment with our behaviors. These behaviors may contribute to our ability as a community to limit the continued spread of coronavirus.
Be vigilant in your actions by doing the following for the foreseeable future:
- Wear a mask
- Wash your hands, frequently
- Keep physical distances
- Avoid social gatherings of those outside your immediate household
- Stay home when you are sick