The last thing I want to talk about is COVID-19. But, working in Long Term Care it’s necessary that we address and discuss the needs of our families, friends and the communities where we live. I am perhaps more sensitive and aware of those concerns as my husband has underlying respiratory issues and my mother lives in Long Term Care. Not being able to visit her or our grandchildren is difficult but necessary.
All Canadians must think about their actions: so, everyone can stay healthy, safe and prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
The human corona viruses cause infections of the nose, throat and lungs. They are most commonly spread from an infected person through respiratory droplets: when you cough or sneeze, close prolonged personal contact, and touching something with the virus on it and then touching your mouth, eyes and nose before washing your hands.
We must work together on all fronts and listen to the interventions made to mitigate the health risks and the fallout from this invisible enemy. We can slow the spread by attempting to keep a physical distance between each other. Social distancing is a proven fact to be an effective way to reduce the spread of this illness during the outbreak. So, it is up to you and me to avoid crowded places, and minimize close contact with others, keeping three metres from each other and avoid those individuals at higher risk, or adults in poor health.
After visiting our pharmacy, all the families and children visiting Palmer Park this week, even with the warning signs posted by the Township, surprised my husband and I. Children were running wild on the equipment as parents watched. Please stay home!
I know there is a lot of advice from the world on how to approach COVID-19, but remember to focus your concerns on God, as God allows and directs all things according to His Sovereign plan. Remember and pray for those in quarantine, shop for the elderly, find ways in which you can take care of those affected by this crisis and make a difference. Trust in God’s strength, hope, peace and comfort that only He can provide.