Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a deadly respiratory disease that has made its mark all over the world. In times like this, it’s important to avoid certain places. If you’re not sure where to go, we’re here to help!
Don’t Go: Social Gatherings
- It’s important to do all we can to stay safe. Yes, that means avoid going to the club and other social gatherings. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone limit going to events and meetings that require close contact. They are also recommend that any large events be cancelled or postponed until further notice. I know you just bought those tickets to go see Jhene Aiko but trust me, your health is more important. Blast Chilombo on iTunes and have your own concert at home.
Go: The Grocery Store/ Other Stores that sell food and toiletries
- You want to limit as much contact with other people and their germs as possible. The goal is to avoid going anywhere that isn’t necessary. Grocery stores and other stores that sell food, water, and toiletries are the only kind of stores you should be frequenting during this time.
Don’t Go: Mall/ Other Apparel Retailers
- I get it, Spring is here and you want to update your Spring/Summer wardrobe but trust me, it can wait. Malls are hotbeds for the coronavirus because they are often frequented by many people. How many people have you seen pick up something and put it down while you were shopping in the mall? A ton right?! It’s not guaranteed that everyone is keeping their hands clean so do yourself a favor and shop online.
Go: Homeless Shelters
- It’s easy to forget about others during a time like this, but don’t be the selfish person buying all the toilet paper in the store. If you can, donate supplies to your local homeless shelter. Your donation would be much appreciated especially in this time of crisis. Good items to donate are canned goods, socks, clothes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, and of course toilet paper.
Don’t Go: Work
- Now is the time to put that home office to use. The coronavirus has an incubation period of 14 days. That means someone could come to work sick and not even know it. If you have the option to work from home, take it.
If you have any suggestions about where to go and where to avoid, comment below!