This is Not About YOU

BLOG 2020 Covie

But I’m Not Even Sick!

If you’re experiencing mild symptoms that feel like a typical common cold, or you don’t even have symptoms at all, it’s probably hard to understand the importance of staying home. We understand and want to stress that this is not about YOU.

It is about your grandparents.

It is about your aunt with high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.

It is about the volunteers in the nursery at your place of worship.

It is about the hourly workers still making your coffee.

It is about the healthcare workers who continue to put themselves in harm’s way.

We are asking all of our Oklahomans to be good neighbors.

  • Limit your time out and about in the community to just the essentials.
  • Observe social distancing guidelines. If you are waiting in line to pick up necessities at the grocery store, or need to pay for gas at the gas station, keep your distance from the next person in line, or ask the person behind you to take a few steps back if you need to.
  • Practice good personal hygiene. Any time you interact with members outside of your own household, remember to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when you return home.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings. Are you in a crowded room with elderly? Is it hard to walk in between people to get to the counter? If you or someone you love is at higher risk, remove yourself from that situation.

While data continues to become available to help medical experts understand how COVID-19 is being spread, we know our best weapon is personal responsibility. Let’s make future generations proud of how we worked together to mitigate a public health crisis. Let’s serve as leaders in responding with empathy, compassion and respect for our neighbors.

Covid-19 – Your Daily Dose 03.18.20

The few small businesses that aren’t bankrupted by quarantines and lock downs will be destroyed by Washington’s Covid-19 legislation.

Small business

via Covid-19 Rescue Plan Should Be Vehemently Opposed, by Bruce Wilds — STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

Remember that the concept and practice of social distancing isn’t about avoiding everything.  Small businesses in your community need your patronage now more than ever.  STAT news reported the following on the shelter in place order in effect in San Francisco:

“The order allows residents to leave their homes for limited purposes, such as to go to the grocery store or the pharmacy, or to go for a solitary walk or run. It also allows people to leave their homes to care for a family member or a vulnerable person in another household. People who live outside the affected counties will also be able to leave to return to their homes.”

Here’s an informative article from NPR – It’s Time To Get Serious About Social Distancing. Here’s How

It’s sad to see how many people are unable to assess risk.  Do pay attention to community spread in your specific location.  Follow virus statistics in your state and adjust your behavior accordingly.  At the present time I am personally behaving as if a shelter in place order has been issued.  Please do the same and stay safe.

COVID-19 Oklahoma Test Results

Positive (In-State) 17
Positive (Out-of-State) 2
Negative 247
PUIs Pending Results 82

Data Source: Acute Disease Service, Oklahoma State Department of Health.
*As of 2020-03-17 at 08:15: AM.