As we see the number of COVID-19 cases rise in our community, state, and nation, it is vitally important that we do all we can to stop the spread.
Glitter is nothing compared to COVID-19, spreading easily from person to person. We must practice all safety precautions at work, and it is equally important to practice them when we are at home or out in our community. Throughout Ohio, there have been multiple examples of COVID-19 being spread through social or community gatherings. For example, Governor DeWine shared an instance when a group of people rode together in a car, and one person infected several others in the same vehicle. He also shared an example of a group of 21 co-workers who got together. One person in the group was unaware they had COVID-19, and as a result, 12 other people tested positive: nine co-workers and three family members. Our actions both at work and at home have a ripple effect, radiating out to impact our friends, family, co-workers, patients, and beyond.
As we enter flu season, there are other precautions, such as handwashing and coughing/sneezing into a tissue or elbow, that can also help slow the spread of COVID-19. Those practices, along with measures like wearing masks and social distancing, will help us continue protecting the health and safety of our teams, our patients, and our communities.