In our fight to unite together, may we offer a few key guidelines and resources for your health and emotional well-being. The CDC encourages us to do the following:

Protect yourself: Wash your hands often. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Avoid close contact: Put six feet or two meters between yourself and other people.

Protect others: Stay home. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Wear a face-mask. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

Regarding your emotional well-being, there are many resources available. We highlight a few ideas that may be helpful:

Say informed: Read information from reliable news sources.

Focus: Remind yourself that you are doing your part to minimize the risks by practicing social distancing and keeping your hands and your home clean.  Shift your focus from “what-ifs.”

Keep regular routines: Ensure daily your routine involves exercise, regular meals and healthy amounts of sleep. Say connected; check in with children, parents and friends using technology.

Emphasize the positive: There are silver linings in every crisis—look for them. We look forward to gathering with many of you once this pandemic subsidies. We cannot do this great work without you.

With your continued support we can heal, rescue, and lift!