As New York and the nation begin the process of reopening, we have all begun to think of the world a little differently. While many of us are eager to get back to work and reconnect with family, friends, and colleagues, there is still a lot of anxiety about what the future has in-store.
Let’s face it, few of us ever expected to experience a world quite like this.
Understandably, the COVID-19 crisis has taken its toll, physically, emotionally, and economically. But it’s important we not let fear consume us, but rather, smart decision-making guide us moving forward.
Fear is an important and powerful emotion. It’s the result of millions of years of evolution and has taught us how to survive in dangerous situations. While this emotion works wonders to keep us safe in threatening environments, it can also lead to unnecessary worry.
Instead, we must rely on facts.
The facts are, while COVID-19 continues to exist, simple precautions go a long way in preventing the spread of this disease.
As we return to work, school, and the community, we cannot let our guard down and must continue with commonsense preventive measures such as:
We must also continue to do everything possible to protect those who are at a greater risk for developing complications from the virus. This includes those who are over the age of 60, and those with underlying medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease.
Our post-covid lives will look different, but we’ve learned a lot over the past few months, and I’m optimistic about the future.
In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to safely reconnecting with our community, and continuing the CDPHP mission of keeping you healthy, happy, safe, and secure.