We encourage community members to practice social distancing in an effort
to flatten the curve. What does this mean? This means changes in behavior
that can help stop the spread of infections, especially avoiding most
social situations, especially ones with large groups of people. This can
help slow the spread of a virus so that fewer people need to seek treatment.
For more information, check out the CDC’s page on how to protect
While practicing social distancing is still the most effective way to flatten
the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19, there are still ways you can
help your local community. Read here to see some ideas.
Smart grocery shopping.
Avoid unnecessary trips to the grocery store and shop smarter by following
these tips: See if you can get groceries delivered (especially if you
are over 60 and/or have a compromised immune system). Wipe down the shopping
cart or basket with cleaning wipes or hand sanitizer. Try to shop at off-peak
times (See if your store has special hours for those over 60). Buy only
what you need. For more information, read what the CDC says about getting
your home ready.
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of
your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is
extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting
sick with the disease. Please read what the CDC has to say about reducing
your risk of getting sick.
Soap is a germ-fighting superhero! But are you using it correctly when
you wash your hands? Please watch this video that explains the World Health
Organizations technique for hand washing. This applies to everyone, not
just medical professionals!