Summer Safety Against COVID-19: Staying at Home

Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and places are reopening as summer begins. After months of being in quarantine, we are eager to get out and about to socialize once again while enjoying the season. While the change in weather may seem like we can return to normal life, there are still precautions we should take to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

When you go out, still remember to:

  • Continue to wear face masks that cover your nose and mouth
  • Wash your hands often
  • Carry hand sanitizer with you in case you don’t have the ability to wash your hands
  • Social distance from those you do not live with
  • Stay home if you or someone in your house is sick

Staying Safe in Public Places:

As you go out in public places, here are some helpful tips to stay safe:

Community Events and Gatherings

People are beginning to get together once again in the form of birthday parties, barbeques and other celebrations, but there are a few things to keep in mind when planning or attending a get together. Avoid gathering with large groups of people to decrease exposure to those who could potentially be sick. If possible, hold your gathering outdoors with enough space to maintain social distancing.

Pools and Aquatic Centers

As temperatures increase, a trip to the pool is a great way to cool off. It is important to maintain six feet of distance from other occupants in and around the water.

Places of Worship

Doors are being opened again to allow for fellowship within their congregations. When attending services, try going to services that are being held outdoors. While indoors, make your comfort level to those around you clear. Many congregations are taking measures to provide additional seating and space for guests. Take advantage of the extra space when available in a worship setting.

Parks and Recreation Sites

Parks are allowing visitors once again, providing a great way to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy the fresh air in open areas so that social distancing standards can be maintained. While hiking, biking and running are all encouraged, avoid contact with park playgrounds and benches that may not be sanitized. As always make sure you stay hydrated and protected from the heat.

Stay hydrated this summer and enjoy sunny days safely!

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