Covid19 Updates from the SSTC's Nurse's Desk (Ep5))
As of June 25, 2020, the country has recorded 678 cases of Covid19. Most of the new cases are imported, specifically due to the repatriation of our nationals and the reopening of the borders (Airport and seaport). The total number of recoveries is 521, making the active cases 157. The advisory from the Ministry of Health and Wellness remains the same. It emphasizes wearing masks (or some other face covering) when in public spaces, hand washing, sanitizing and the practice of physical distancing. These practices will help to control the spread of the disease. Hence, it is very important that we all adhere to these protocols. It is understandable that having been away from each other we are tempted to hug and get close but we must remember physical distancing.
Once you return to campus you will be required to wear a mask which must cover the mouth and the nose, especially in the classroom, the library and other enclosed areas. Although the wearing of masks can become uncomfortable, it is important that it is kept on in shared spaces. To relief discomfort, find an isolated area where you can momentarily remove your mask and deep breathe for a few minutes.
At home, one set of protocol practice in China and the United States of America is to remove all street clothing and shoes at the entrance of your home. Place clothing in a basket for washing later. If you desire to wear those clothing before washing, place them in the sun. Ensure that you shower before interacting with family members. If these protocols are adopted, this too will help us to reduce the chance of contracting and spreading this disease.
Together let us practice safe measures to combat this disease and stay safe.
#staysafe #wearyourmask #Sanitize #physicaldistancing.
Althea Dillon-Scott (Nurse)
June 26, 2020