Navigating COVID-19: Awareness & Resources

Most of us have been recommended or directed to stay home with the goal of mitigating the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Of course, leaving your house for “essential” business or personal matters are allowed, such as: performing “essential” jobs, going to the bank, and picking up groceries, food, or medications.

There is so much information out there, and at the WELL Learning Library, we realize it is difficult to sift through it all. The intention of this blog article is to provide some useful, quick glance visuals with guidance around the following:

  1. Preventing the Spread of Germs
  2. “Social” (Physical) Distancing
  3. When to Use a Mask
  4. How to Use a Mask

1. Preventing the Spread of Germs

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends these 7 steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

These preventive actions can keep you healthy, as well as the people you live with. 

By applying these guidelines to your daily habits, we can all help to create a safe and healthy world for ourselves and everyone around us.

This one minute video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides quick guidelines on how you can prevent the spread of germs and COVID-19. 

2. "Social" (Physical) Distancing

Use the right/left arrows to scroll through 5 quick slides on social distancing. These guidelines on social distancing are from the WHO.

3. When to use a mask...

The CDC updated its guidelines on April 3rd, 2020 to wear a mask in public places.

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

More information on wearing face masks, including how to make them and how to effectively wear them can be found on the CDC Website.

4. How to Use a Mask...

When you do wear a mask, how you wear it is very important. Wearing a mask incorrectly can (in certain cases) make you more vulnerable to catching the virus or other illnesses. The WHO recommends the following best practices when wearing a mask.

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