This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday, which is normally a great time to get together with friends and family. This year, Super Bowl Sunday will have to be different due to COVID-19. Utilize the tips below to stay safe this Super Bowl weekend.
Watch the game at home with the people in your household
It may be tempting to go to your friend’s or family’s home to watch the game or to go out to a sports bar or restaurant, but right now it is still risky to do that during the pandemic. You can always have a virtual watch party with your friends and family.
Buy food for the game ahead of time
If you plan on making food for the game be sure to go shopping during off-peak hours to avoid large crowds at the grocery store. Or you can also consider doing contactless delivery or curbside pickup at some of your favorite restaurants to watch the big game.
If you do go out to watch the game somewhere else, consider quarantining for at least a week, if possible
If you attend a Super Bowl watch party or go out to watch the game, be sure to wear a mask, social distance from others and wash your hands frequently. After going out to watch the game, try to quarantine and monitor how you are feeling for COVID-19 symptoms for at least a week or two. If you start to have symptoms, get tested for COVID-19.
If you are feeling sick, stay home
Staying home is the safest way to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, be sure to stay home out of precaution and to help minimize any possible spread of the virus.
Following these tips can help keep you, your loved ones and others safe during the pandemic while still being able to have a fun time watching the Super Bowl. Remember that our actions impact others and are crucial in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. For more up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website.
With Valentine’s Day and Super Bowl coming up, be sure to keep safety at the forefront of your actions this month. Following the CDC’s guidelines is still crucial as we continue to strive to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Utilize these fun tips below to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Super Bowl Sunday safely this year.
HOW TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY THIS YEAR
Valentine’s Day will look different this year but that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating it. There are many ways that Valentine’s Day can still be festive! Click any of the below links to see how you can celebrate the day this year!
HOW TO SAFELY PARTICIPATE IN SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
Who doesn’t love Sunday night football? With the excitement of the Super Bowl, make sure you are being safe and following the guidelines on how to enjoy the night with friends or family. Click any of the below links to learn how to celebrate this year!
With the COVID-19 pandemic still going and limited vaccines are available, it is crucial to still do everything we can to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some steps that are important in mitigating the spread of the virus is knowing the COVID-19 symptoms, monitoring how you feel and staying home if you feel sick.
Utilize the tips below from the CDC to know what to do if you believe you have COVID-19. Also, visit the CDC’s website to learn more about COVID-19.
What To Do If You Think You Have COVID-19
As the vaccine is still limited for the general public, it is important to continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC to help reduce the spread of the virus. This includes social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, wearing a mask when around others who do not live with you and staying home when you feel sick, especially with COVID-19 symptoms.
Utilize the tips below from the CDC if you believe you may have COVID-19 to help slow the spread of the virus. Visit CDC.gov for the most current information regarding COVID-19.
If You Have COVID-19 Symptoms
- Monitor how you feel for any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, body aches, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell, congested or runny nose).
- Get tested for COVID-19.
- If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and away from others until it has been 14 days since symptoms first appeared and 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and until other COVID-19 symptoms start improving.
- Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
- Seek emergency medical care if you are experience persistent pain or pressure in your chest, trouble breathing, new confusion, bluish lips or face or the inability to wake or stay awake.
The new year is officially here and we are still working to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our actions matter and they impact others around us, which is why we all have to do everything we can to help reduce the spread of the virus. Utilize the tips below to help minimize any spread of COVID-19 in the new year.
How to Celebrate the New Year Safely
Bringing in the New Year won’t be how it was in the past. Make 2021 a year to remember by getting creative with how you celebrate it! Click any of the below links for alternative ways to bring in the New Year in a safe way!
Three New Year’s resolution ideas during the pandemic
The time has come where everyone is starting a new resolution for the year! If you haven’t thought of any, we’ve got you covered. Click the links below to get some inspiration for your New Year’s resolution.
As we all continue to strive to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it is important to remember our actions impact other people.
Follow guidelines set forth by the CDC such as avoiding crowded areas, staying home when you feel sick and not touching your mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Following the three W’s are also a crucial part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Utilize the tips below to learn and remember the Three W’s.
Follow the Three W’s
As the new year begins and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are plenty of things that we can do to help continue to minimize the spread of the virus in 2021. Staying home when we feel ill, not touching our mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands and seeking medical attention when needed are a few ways that we can do our part to help mitigate the spread of the virus. The three W’s are also crucial in protecting yourself, your loved ones and others around you from the COVID-19 virus. Learn more about the three W’s below to do your part in slowing the spread of the virus during 2021.
The Three W’s
Wear Your Face Mask
It is crucial to wear a face mask or covering over your nose and mouth to limit your chance of contracting COVID-19 or unknowingly passing it on to someone else.
Watch Your Distance
Social distancing and staying six feet apart from other people can tremendously lower your chances of getting or passing on the virus to others.
Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds after touching frequently touched surfaces and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces is a great way to keep unwanted germs away.
The holiday season is here and that means there is a higher chance of the COVID-19 virus spreading to more people.
From holiday shopping to spending time with friends and family these occasions increase the chances of more people getting COVID-19 and passing it along to friends, family and others. Utilize the tips below to have a safe and happy holiday season, even with the pandemic.
COVID-19 Holiday Safety
With many holidays coming up in December, it is important to remember that there is still an ongoing pandemic and keeping ourselves and loved ones safe should come first. The spread of the virus is still increasing, and it is up to all of us to do our part to help minimize the spread. Utilize the tips below from the CDC to stay safe during the holiday season this year with the pandemic.
Holiday Safety Tips During the Pandemic
- Keep gatherings small
- Stay home if you feel sick, especially with COVID-19 symptoms
- Social distance from people who are not in your household
- Wear a mask when around others who are not in your household
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
- Do not travel unnecessarily
- Consider celebrating the holidays only with people who live with you
The holiday season is here! The holidays will be different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that does not mean that you still cannot celebrate the holidays safely. This month’s newsletter is all about safety and the holidays during the pandemic. Utilize the tips and newsletter below to have a safe holiday season this year. Click the links below or go through the newsletter for CDC’s recommendations on holiday safety.
Holiday safety guidelines from the CDC during the COVID-19 pandemic
Ways to celebrate the holidays safely
Thanksgiving is one week away!
This year, Thanksgiving may be different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate safely.
Keeping ourselves, our loved ones and others safe comes first but you can still have a memorable Thanksgiving even with the pandemic. Utilize the tips below from the CDC to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving this year.
- Have a small dinner with only people in your household
- Have a virtual dinner with your extended family and friends
- Prepare food for family and friends and deliver it to them, without face-to-face contact
- If you are hosting a small gathering, follow the CDC’s guidelines for hosting gatherings
- Go shopping in off-peak hours or online in preparation for Thanksgiving
- Avoid the crowds for Black Friday and just participate in Cyber Monday
- If you plan on traveling, follow your state’s guidelines (Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa)
- If you are feeling sick, stay home
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and remember to #LiveSafety!
COVID-19 is mostly spread by close contact with other people, which is why wearing a mask and social distancing is important.
When people with COVID-19 cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe they produce respiratory droplets. These droplets can range in size from larger droplets to smaller droplets. Small droplets can form particles when they dry very quickly in the airstream and larger droplets fall out of the air due to gravity. Infections occur mainly through exposure to respiratory droplets when a person is in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Wearing a mask and social distancing can help decrease the spread of these respiratory droplets to other people or to the airstream.
Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth and staying at least six feet apart from others help reduce your chances of getting COVID-19 or unknowingly spreading the virus to others, especially if you are asymptomatic. If you are sick, stay home and isolate from others unless you are seeking medical attention.
To learn more about how the COVID-19 virus spreads and why wearing a mask properly and social distancing is important, visit the CDC website
for more information.
While social distancing is still a new concept for us, it is important for us to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Utilize these tips from the CDC to help with social distancing when out in public.
- Visit grocery stores during off-peak hours or use curbside pick-up and other delivery services to reduce face-to-face contact with others.
- Limit gatherings to a smaller amount of people so that staying at least six feet apart is possible.
- Always wear a mask when in a public and crowded area where social distancing may be difficult.
- Find other ways to stay connected and social such as thorough social media or through an outdoor gathering with a lot of space to social distance.
- If you are feeling sick, especially with COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and do not go to public places. Get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible and stay home until you receive negative test results.