The moment we have been waiting for is finally here. Non-essential stores are reopening, Lysol can now be found on the shelves and the public can finally sit and have a margarita at a local Mexican restaurant. It is crazy to think that over a month ago, the world was scrambling to find toilet paper, groceries and bottled water. As places begin to reopen, we must not forget where we were a few weeks ago, which was on lock-down. To continue moving towards our new normal, we must continue to take precautions because the Coronavirus is not just going to disappear overnight. Our new normal looks quite different than what we are accustomed to, but it will not last forever.
Since we are free to roam, let us remember these FIVE safety tips to help prevent the Coronavirus from knocking on our front door.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds - If soap and water is not readily available, use hand sanitizer
Avoid close contact - Six Feet Please!
Cover your mouth and nose - Coverings are used to protect others from you, just in case
Cover your coughs and sneezes - Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow and wash your hands as soon as possible
Continue to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces - Tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, counter tops, you name it!
Everyone should get out of the house and explore, whether that be your backyard or local park. Take a walk or jog in your neighborhood or go dine on the patio of a restaurant that is practicing safe social distancing techniques. Attempting to find a new normal may be difficult, but you can do it. The hard part of quarantine is over. We must continue to look at all the positive things that have come from this horrific situation and remember that we will get through it! Normalcy is slowly coming into view.
Good Luck and Stay Safe!
Eyeconic Writer: Melea Polk