Keep Mother’s Day Happy
With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, I am sure many of you are planning on seeing your family. For the majority, being out in public using social distancing guidelines, wearing masks, and good handwashing is adequate to avoid the coronavirus. Most people will do fine if exposed. However, if you are personally in the high-risk group or if you are going to be around someone in the high-risk group, you need to be extra careful. Here are a few things to consider.
- Do not host an event at your house. The virus lives on surfaces for days, and it is impossible to clean everything people touch, so you are better off keeping your home clean.
- You and your family members should wear a mask when socializing, especially if you are indoors and going to be near one another.
- Socialize and eat 6 ft apart from people who do not normally live in your home.
- You don’t need gloves but wash your hands or use disinfectant often.
- Limit your visit time. The longer you stay, the more likely you are to let your guard down and get exposed if someone is carrying the virus.
- Do not bring home gifts or food.
- Change clothes and shower as soon as you get home.
These kinds of precautions may seem extreme when we are talking about family. Still, they are essential when we are in the MIDDLE of a pandemic. Since the world is not going to stop turning, we need to learn how to adapt to our new situation.
Have a happy and healthy Mother’s Day