Covid 19 Update

What’s up funky fans?! Crazy times we’re living in with the “Rona” on the loose. We just wanted to shed a little about what’s going on and what we can do to help ourselves and others.

The novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) first appeared on November 17, 2019 in Wuhan, China. As weeks pass, the virus continues to spread quickly all over the world. According to official health organizations such as the World Health Organization (W.H.O) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), this virus causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. The illness is said to be more severe for ages 70 plus and those who are immunocompromised, but as we tune into the news each day, we see that no one is exempt from the severity of this contagion. We are grateful to say that there have been many that have recovered from the virus, but we have a long way to go.

Because the virus has spread at a rapid rate, governments all over the world are recommending “social distancing” as a way to fight the outbreak. The numbers have slowed down for some countries such as China and some European countries as they have followed this protocol. Other countries are a bit sluggish to proceed with these extreme measures, but without taking these drastic precautions, countries are seeing the number of cases grow by thousands each day. The U.S. alone has over 105,000 cases and growing; the new epicenter for Covid-19 according to news reports.

While there is no cure or vaccine for the virus, the W.H.O, CDC, and medical workers have asked that we all do our part in helping to fight the virus by following all the necessary rules in order to flatten the curve. As many of you have heard, there are not enough rooms, equipment and supplies in doctor’s offices and hospitals to help the many people who may have contracted Covid-19, or for those who have other ailments.  Because of this people are being asked to stay at home during this time until the virus slows, or a vaccine/cure is found. Governments are asking everyone to limit outside activities to only shopping for essential items for their home. Essential businesses include grocery stores, health care services, and gas stations.

 

In some states the liquor store and marijuana dispensaries are considered essentials as well (please check your state guidelines to see what is considered essential). Malls, gyms, movies, restaurants that do not deliver and any facilities that allows for large social gatherings are not permitted to be open at this time. Here's a list of some other things to keep in mind:

  • Wash our hands for the recommended 20 seconds and then some.

  • Make sure to have a face mask and, in some cases, gloves while out and about.

    • Please take the gloves off after touching a surface or item; not doing so defeats the purpose.

  • It is highly recommended that everyone keeps hand sanitizer to use after washing hands and/or if there is no access to a sink at the time.

    • Avoid touching your face at all cost.

  • While out keep a distance of 4 – 6 feet away from others.

  • Lastly, STAY AT HOME unless it is absolutely necessary to leave.

 

While these measures seem a bit dramatic, they are in place to keep those who are high risk from contracting Coronavirus. The goal is to protect and care for the wellness of each other.

This is some pretty serious stuff guys. Watching many lives being taken by the virus should urge us to want to help everyone with the smallest of request. While we self-isolate with ourselves and/or our loved ones, let us reflect on what caring for one another looks like. Spread love and compassion to others who can’t do the same in this time.

 

It is important that we express caution and follow the rules. For further information please tune into your local broadcast news and other trusted online sources. Please do your part funky fans, lives are depending on everybody’s efforts.

Be on the look out for classic music and movies from the 60's - 90s, that will be sure to make your self-isolation a little less boring. Stay funky, stay clean, and most importantly STAY HOME!

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