With classes on campus cancelled in Maryland, and across the country, it is crucial to remain updated on the status of Coronavirus cases, as well as how to keep you and your loved ones safe.
The CDC provides guidelines on how to protect yourself as the virus spreads. At the time of writing this, the United States has around 3,000 cases. As seen in countries such as China and Italy, the spread of the virus is rapid and the number can rise much faster than expected. Thus, it is better to be on the side of caution and follow the guidelines provided by the CDC, as follows:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water as well as utilizing hand sanitizer (that has at least 60% alcohol content).
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- If someone is sick, avoid close contact with them, as well as practicing social distancing.
- If you are feeling sick, try to stay home if possible. But if you must go out, wear a face mask.
As classes are online now, it is also easy to lose focus, especially in times of anxiety. Please make sure to utilize the resources that are available to you, respective of your school, and take this time for yourself to rest. You have done amazing so far, and it is the time to breathe, and push through to the end of the semester.
But most importantly, please remember to utilize the CDC guidelines and stay healthy this spring.