Fall has arrived, and change is all around — from cooler temperatures to a return to school for some students and the anticipation of fall traditions. Here is the Cleveland Clinic’s recommendations for Covid 19.
As you plan to enjoy the season’s activities, it’s important to do so with careful consideration. The pandemic is not yet over. Be mindful of the risks that the coronavirus poses and what actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and those around you when you venture out.
Remember that the virus seems to spread easiest in indoor spaces with poor ventilation. Your risk goes up the more closely you interact with others, and the longer those interactions last. Outdoor activities where everyone can wear a mask and keep their distance from others are the safest options.
COVID-19 is here for the foreseeable future
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has been slowly decreasing in recent weeks, but this doesn’t mean the pandemic is winding down. COVID-19 is surging in many states.
Spread of the coronavirus could also increase dramatically this fall as some students are back at school and cooler temperatures are moving many activities indoors.
Without a vaccine, it’s up to all of us to work together to reduce the spread. You might feel tired of wearing a mask or frustrated that the pandemic isn’t over yet. This is certainly understandable. But your efforts are just as important now as ever.
Cleveland Clinic’s Recommendations for Covid 19
· Practice safe physical distancing.
· Wear a mask in public.
· Wash your hands often.
· Stay home if you feel sick.
· Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow, rather than your hand.
· Avoid contact with people who are sick.
· Disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your home.
Finally, don’t forget to add the flu vaccine to your family’s fall to-do list. The flu vaccine protects you, and it protects those around you by helping reduce the amount of flu that’s spread in our communities.
These are challenging and uncertain times for everyone. But your choices and actions make a difference. Thank you for staying vigilant.
A note from CEO and President
Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD
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