If you are still choosing to see people socially or interact with the public when not absolutely necessary, PLEASE reconsider and make changes immediately. If your small group is not a closed circle (meaning some members are interacting in person with other people socially as well), please stop this behavior and truly join us in the efforts to flatten the curve.
💻 Connect with friends via virtual hangouts.
🏠 If you are living alone and not in the at-risk groups and absolutely need some in-person interaction, please consider creating a very small closed pod of friends who commit to only gathering with that group (and no one else socially) in private homes.
We can pass on this virus before symptoms show up. Truly doing your part for the community (and shortening the duration of time that we all have to isolate) means taking strong measures to truly distance ourselves. Limit in-person interactions as much as possible. Don’t make excuses, you can do this.
I am grateful to everyone who has been making these choices or begins making these choices now.
I am grateful for those of you who are on the front lines to keep our community alive — from the hospital workers to grocery store clerks and food delivery people to the sanitation workers, and beyond.
If you can do more to isolate right now and you are choosing not to, it is an insult to those who must put themselves at risk for the health of our community.
❤️ I love you all.
From a physician and public health researcher: https://medium.com/…/social-distancing-this-is-not-a-snow-d…
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