Hospitalizations from COVID-19 illness have decreased and the vaccination rates have increased. Many businesses and public places have relaxed the protocols that were in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
It is not a time, however, to be complacent. The virus is still infecting people, especially youth who have not been able to be vaccinated. And many vaccinated and boosted people have contracted the virus, sometimes more than once. While those breakthrough cases may have milder symptoms, it doesn’t mean they are less contagious or that if they infect others, those cases will be mild too. There are many vulnerable people with compromised immune systems that could be devastated if they get infected with COVID-19.
This all means that we are still not completely out of the woods yet concerning COVID-19. So here are some best practices as we continue our fight against this virus:
- If you have symptoms, even mild ones, get a COVID-19 test.
- If you test positive, STAY HOME. Even if you feel okay, you may infect someone else who will not.
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly.
- Wear a mask when you are in public, crowded spaces, regardless of your vaccination status.
- Practice social distancing.
At Flatrock, we take the health of our residents and staff very seriously and emphasize safety protocols at all times. Remember, we are in this together.