Stay at home. Save lives. You can save the world by staying at home. While statistics across the globe may indicate that the young and healthy may be less likely to get sick or die, don’t fool yourself.
No one is exempt from this war on COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus). Even the young and healthy who may not suffer the direst of consequences from being infected, or even exhibit any symptoms, could still be a carrier and expose numerous vulnerable people such as the elderly and the unwell to this disease. So, we’re all in this together.
Unless your work is essential to public health and safety, the most important thing you can do during this crisis is to stay at home! Don’t go out, make unnecessary trips, or gather in groups. These activities will simply prolong this crisis and possibly further hamper the health care system.
If you are at home with your children and must make an essential trip, do not take your children with you. If you’re a business owner and can close the doors or have your employees work remotely, do it now. For those of you who are unexpectedly out of the workplace, do not treat it like some extended spring break party.
If you want to hang out with friends, do so via the internet. It’s time to suck it up, hunker down at home and do your part in breaking the deadly chain of COV-19 infection that
not only links everyone in your country but perhaps but everyone on the planet.
Remember those who are essential to public health and safety, firefighters, medical professionals, police officers, sanitation workers, and others have to be out there. You, do not.
Staying at home extends protection to them. Every day that you self-isolate and limit contact, you are potentially sparing health and safety workers who must stay on the frontlines of this war.
Additionally, if you must go shopping for essential items, do so online whenever possible. Store management must make careful decisions about which employees are important to store operations and allow others to stay at home.
Governments must continue to do their part to provide financial assistance to both workers and businesses impacted by this crisis.
The sooner you and everyone else choose to self-isolate as much as humanly possible, the better the world will be!
We all must pull together by staying apart. Save lives.
Stay at home.