The state of Kansas has left the business of reopening retail, restaurants, and entertainment venues up to each county—including Sedgwick County. As these places get back to business, many are wondering how they can stay safe after reopening the state?
How Can I Stay Safe After Reopening?
Although the state has eased up restrictions related to Covid-19, the virus is still in the community so it’s important to remain vigilant. Those who are over age 65 and who are immunocompromised or who have a chronic health condition are the most vulnerable to infection. In Sedgwick County, 219 of the 660 cases of Covid-19 have been adults aged 60 and older. But you can take steps to stay safe.
Steps to Stay Safe
- Continue to practice social distancing. This includes staying home as much as you can. For those using services from All Saints Health Care, you may already be homebound to an extent. If that is the case, you may want to continue limiting outside visitors.
- Remind friends and family if they are feeling ill to reschedule coming to see you. If possible, use a smartphone app such as FaceTime or a video communication platform like Zoom to video chat with those you love instead of in-person visits.
- If you do need to leave the home, the CDC recommends wearing a face-covering such as a cloth mask to prevent the spread of illness.
- The CDC also recommends frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer, especially if you’ve traveled outside your home. Keep hand sanitizer close when out and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after you return home. Frequent handwashing, while you are home, is also recommended. This will help prevent the spread of Covid-19 as well as other viruses and bacteria that could hamper your healing process.
At All Saints Health Care, we remain committed to providing excellent health care to the patients we serve—in or outside of a pandemic. If you need health care at home while recovering from an injury or illness, we would love to help. Learn more about our services and our commitment to safety.