How We Can All Help
Coronavirus continues to reshape our lives. Life as we know it is constantly changing around us, leaving most of us feeling helpless and uncertain. Although you might think there’s nothing you can do to handle the situation, I’m here to tell you there are things we can do to not only flatten the curb but ensure that we come out of this still standing strong.
5 simple things you can do to flatten the curve.
1. Stay home. The number one thing we can all do right now to flatten the curb is to stay home. I know this is easier said than done for some, but if you are fortunate enough to work from home, please stay home, and only leave the house for essentials. When you do leave, don’t forget to wear a mask and gloves, and wash your hands when touching surfaces. This virus can live on cardboard, stainless steel, and other surfaces for up to three days.
2. If you must go out, wear a mask. It may be uncomfortable at times but it saves lives. There are so many cute and stylish designs to choose from. It's the staple fashion accessory of 2020. Since it can be easy to forget your mask at home, I recommend leaving it next to your keys.
3. Stop sharing information that is not verified. If this virus doesn’t get us, I feel like the influx of negative, and unverified information will. There is so much misinformation surrounding this virus that is untrue, hence causing people to panic, overreact, or not to react at all. We can all do our part by regulating the amount of information we re-share. To get accurate, up-to-date information, simply go to the CDC website or the World Health Organization WHO website.
4. Donate to those in need. There are so many people that are losing jobs across the country, especially people who don’t have the luxury of being able to work from home. Let us remember these individuals during this time and donate to organizations that help people who don’t have the ability to support themselves.
5. Check up on your loved one's mental state. I don’t know about you, but with everything going on, I've had many moments where I feel lost and uncertain. Now is the time to surround yourself with positive people, people that will uplift and reassure you. Not only is this virus physically debilitating, but it is proving to be mentally debilitating as well. Surround yourself with positive people and fill your time with things that will uplift your spirit and keep you in a positive state of mind.