Moving Around During An Outbreak

When I first blogged about Coronavirus in January, you were introduced to a young man from China. He was dealing with the outbreak while it was still in its early stages.

It’s been a little over a month since that article and we are now seeing our cases pop up across America. I think it’s important to pay attention to the video in the article that I posted in January because it will help to show us what not to do.

One of the first things we need to understand is that we cannot play like the virus isn’t here. We have to live according to the threat without placing ourselves at risk. Does this mean you cannot have fun? No, it simply means you have to adjust the way you move around. When Ebola broke out some years ago, it was contained quickly before it spread, which made all the difference. The Coronavirus hasn’t been contained and we are now seeing more cases every day.

The first thing we have to look at is our attendance at large crowds. My husband and I celebrate our 23rd Anniversary this week. We have decided to stay away from hotels, so we rented a cabin for a few days. The cabin is remote and it does not have loads of people. I was about to purchase my daughter’s concert tickets, but after thinking about the mass number of people and the outbreak, I decided we would wait until things are safe. I do not think a simple mask will prevent people from getting this virus. It might help, but germs are still getting on you when you make contact. If you have plans to go out this week or in the next few weeks, have a clear plan on how to move around safely. 

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I plan to go to stores in the mornings when they aren’t so crowded. It will cut down on my contact with large crowds of people, and get me in and out before the germ dump starts. Pay attention to coverage of the virus so you will know if it is now in your area. Don’t panic because panicking never helped any situation. Just be watchful and have a plan. Stay away from unnecessary germs. 

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