Social Distancing is Solidarity
Howard Brown Health is committed to the health and well-being of our patients and community. As we continue to implement necessary precautions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), the safety of our communities is on our mind at all times. In addition to having proper hand washing and coughing hygiene, it is imperative that we all practice social distancing.
What is Social Distancing?
Social distancing means that we limit our contact with public spaces to the absolute minimum, try to stay home as much as we can, and make sure that we keep a distance of six feet from others at all times. Even if you are not exhibiting any symptoms, you are still able to transmit COVID-19 to others. It’s important that we stop the spread of the virus to our loved ones and anyone who is immunocompromised, over the age of 60, or has an underlying health condition including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, or chronic lung diseases like COPD.
By temporarily increasing the distance, you are preventing the further spread of a virus, and making sure that demand on healthcare services does not expand beyond capacity. This is what some people call “flattening the curve”.
Social distancing does not have to mean isolation. There are many ways we can still stay connected at a time where we feel more vulnerable. We can call, text, video call, even sing together from our windows. We can still share memes, quotes, songs, and anything that we find uplifting or funny. Social solidarity means that we are all trying to survive together as a community and we’re not alone.