Dear Sixteenth Street Family and Friends:
There are several questions and concerns circulating regarding the appropriate precautionary measures around the coronavirus and the influenza flu as news of these health threats continue to develop. Below are some of the best practices and basic precautions based on the latest guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because this is a fluid situation, it’s best for you to continue to check the latest guidance and information from the CDC.
Some of these everyday precautions, are focused on good hygiene measures- however, they are helpful to keep in mind anytime and especially during cold and flu season. It’s also important to note that this information, while gathered from a number of sources, is far from complete. Continue to check the reliable sources noted above – to keep abreast of situation in the U.S. If transmission of the coronavirus changes significantly, changes in hygiene protocols may be suggested to optimize protection.
Below are a number of precautionary measures we as a Ministry and a congregation would like to share with you as a courtesy and can be easily implemented into your daily routine:
- Stay home if you are feeling sick.
- Wash your hands frequently. *Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
- Disinfect surfaces used regularly.
- Use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid close contact with someone who is sick.
- Do not travel while sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
– SSBC Health and Wellness