COVID-19 isn't over yet
Businesses are re-opening, businesses are closing, people are suffering COVID-19 fatigue. It's unlikely that the pandemic is coming to a close, especially as we enter cold and flu season. This virus, which impacts the lungs first, is likely to be magnified in its effect this winter. Cold and flu season runs October to March, and it's likely that the pandemic will enter some of its most challenging days this season as well.
Most pandemics that are virus-based listed above take at least a year to run through the population. COVID-19 will likely be no different.
Lessening your social circle helps
Many are frustrated by the recommendations for Thanksgiving this year by the CDC; however, these recommendations may allow us to keep working in December and January through the worst stages of the pandemic. The virus is spreads through social events, such as family celebrations, indoor dining, and religious services, all of which are associated with Thanksgiving. Here are some tips to help you this year.
- Plan ahead when picking up supplies
- Keep gatherings outdoors
- Social distancing still matters around family, even outdoors
- Avoid sharing food
- Keep your gatherings short
- Stay safe by knowing the symptoms and how to get care
Here's the deal. your choices at home affect your workplace. Many of our clients are COVID-19 testing regularly, cleaning and sanitizing, and wearing masks at the workplace. But, if you have a full Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family, share food, hang out indoors, you're taking the chance of COVID-19 exposure. Recently, news sources have published that indoor dining is a major opportunity for COVID-19 infection, and this is true in your home and in restaurants.
Choose carefully this Thanksgiving weekend, and be aware that your choices today affect your workplace Monday.