Even as Communities Open Up, Keep Your Distance
It may have felt re-energizing to see and hear many Americans gathering at beaches, pools, parks and other public places this past Memorial Day weekend, but health experts caution others to not let their guard down.
“As communities across Northern California start to reopen, we need to remember that COVID-19 hasn’t stopped being infectious,” said Conrad Vial, M.D., chief clinical officer for Sutter Health. “We can’t undermine the physical distancing measures that have been implemented and the impact they have had on slowing the spread of the virus.”
Protecting Yourself, Loved Ones and Friends
Now more than ever, Northern Californians need to remain vigilant about their safety and their health. Bill Isenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Sutter Health’s chief quality and safety officer, shares these important reminders:
• Limit gatherings of any kind. Now is still not the time for parties or potlucks, but virtual gatherings continue to be a viable option.
• Be mindful of your physical space. Always practice physical distancing and stay at least six feet away from others.
• Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Wear a face covering or mask when inside public buildings and businesses.