COVID-19 Tips & Updates from Nurse Mason
November 16, 2020
I am sure that everyone has heard by now that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has put out a health order putting a pause on many of our indoor activities. This quick chart simplifies for you what is open and what it not. The Pause to Save Lives goes into affect on Wednesday, November 18 and runs through December 8. We all need to do our part to try and decrease the speed at which this disease is spreading. The hospitals are starting to feel the strain and need our help.
PLEASE wear your mask, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, and keep socially distant from anyone not in your household. We have proven before that we can slow the spread of COVID-19. Now, we all need to join together and do it again!
Thanksgiving is a time when many families travel long distances to celebrate together. Although we do want you to be able to celebrate, we also want you, your family, and our community to be safe. Please read the following information before making any decisions on how you will celebrate this year.
Travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. If you must travel, be informed of the risks involved.
From the CDC:
Enjoy Thanksgiving activities and take steps to protect yourself from getting or spreading COVID-19. Celebrate virtually or with members of your own household poses low risk for spread. In-person gatherings pose varying levels of risk.
For more information and ideas as to how to celebrate the upcoming holidays do to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#thanksgiving
Nurse Mason is an Oakland County Health Department nurse assigned to St. Catherine of Siena Academy to help us keep our STARS and their families informed and safe this year.
Caroline Mason, M.Ed, BSN, RN
Oakland County School Nurse