Your 100th Article About The Coronavirus
Updated: May 11, 2020
Hello Horse Friends & Followers,
I want to apologize that my writing momentum has slowed over the last two weeks. As COVID-19 has continued to spread, Georgia has taken steps to slow the spread of the virus, including closing schools for a few weeks. I have been trying to re-organize my schedule to accommodate both my girls being home from school, setting up digital learning for them, as well as handling changes to my husband and my real estate business. We are blessed to have a beautiful farm and property that we can both comfortably work from as well as entertain our girls. I hope everyone is taking safety measures to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the virus, but also doing your best to continue life as normal as possible.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages everyone to take the following precautions:
Stay home if sick, except to get medical care.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw in the trash.
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
Many state public health departments are providing guidance and mass gathering protocol recommendations. Please check with your state, but some suggestions seen in states such as Florida and Georgia are suggesting that anyone in the following situations should avoid attendance at large public gatherings or high public traffic areas:
Are over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions.
Were exposed to someone with a respiratory illness in the last 14 days.
Have chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.
Have traveled internationally within the last 14 days, especially to a destination under a level 3 travel advisory.
Have traveled to or from a geographic area with widespread community transmission of COVID-19.
Though this is a very serious global situation, which shouldn’t be taken lightly, I wanted to close by adding some fun social media memes to brighten your day and for everyone to enjoy 🙂