The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives. As the rate of infections begins to slow down in some areas, early signs of recovery are beginning to appear. Some towns, cities, and states are starting to reopen businesses, public areas slowly.
How can you protect yourself from the coronavirus as cities and states start to reopen?
Until the vaccine is available to everyone, there will continue to be a risk of infection, even as people get back to work, school, and other ongoing of life.
The protective practices you learned and followed will continue to protect you and your family while slowing the spread of the coronavirus:
Wearing a cloth face mask — and seeing everyone else wearing a mask — is a continuous reminder we live in the midst of unprecedented illness and death. It forces us to acknowledge the coronavirus pandemic wherever we go and admit that we all remain vulnerable. That said, making mask-wearing habitual will make it part of the physical landscape, and ironically, less noticeable.