It’s officially 2021! Last year was unpredictable, to say the least. However, we learned some valuable lessons, like the importance of our health and slowing down to appreciate the mundane moments. Among the other lessons 2020 taught us was we can’t control everything, but the things that we can control have the power to make a difference. Thanks to COVID-19, the world was turned upside down last year. In result of the coronavirus, everyone had to practice social distancing, avoid crowds and wear face masks. If we could depict 2020 exclusively through visuals, a blue disposable face mask would be front and center. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has gone nowhere other than into the year 2021 with us.
Many people have lost and are losing their jobs, homes, and lives because of the virus. This means that all cautionary measures we took in 2020 still apply this year. This means wearing a face mask should not stop. It also means that social distancing is still necessary, as is avoiding crowds in general. This means that washing your hands, covering your cough, and quarantining following a positive COVID-19 test all still needs to happen.
With vaccines still en route for distribution, many are jumping to resume the life they lived pre-covid, one without the risk of potentially claiming a life due to mere exposure to sickness. This is not the way to go! Though it is a new year, expectations remain the same. As much as many of us would like to return to “normalcy,” the world doesn’t possess the means to meet that eagerness just yet. As of now, we should maintain hope and act in accordance with the guidelines set forth by medical professionals to ensure the safety of our friends, family, and ourselves.
Our Huuman team wishes you a healthy and happy new year! Furthermore, if you need an extra reminder of what needs to be carried out, we pulled this directly from the CDC COVID-19 page:
How to Protect Yourself When Going Out
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
- Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
- Avoid crowds.
- Avoid poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.