For most of us, the 2020 pandemic has been a long eight months. It may feel longer. Others, it has barely affected everyday routines. Whatever your case may be, we all must work together. Our continued diligence in taking the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 can make a difference. By doing some simple tasks we can make everyday activities safer, reduce virus spread, and protect those most vulnerable. Even with the vaccines approved, this is far from over.Read more
Unless you live off-grid, detached from the news, television, and the internet, you’re aware that 2020 has taken its toll. Lives have been altered by disease and illness, financial concerns and job stability have affected many, and social justice has taken center stage. No matter your viewpoints, your responses can include increased stress and anxiety. What can you do during this time for yourself? Try these 5 quick stress relief tips.Read more
While the focus on COVID-19 fills almost every discussion on health nowadays, the fact remains that other illnesses are not social distancing. Heart attacks, stroke, and trauma are still filling the emergency rooms. Chronic conditions, cancer treatments, and some routine visits cannot be delayed. Providers are making changes to office visits and even expanding to telehealth. Here is what you need to know:Read more
Nurses are making the headlines now more than ever, most often the image of frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. Before this virus was a household name, the World Health Organization had already declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse”. What is the history behind the celebrations of the most honest profession for the past 18 years?Read more
While it may seem longer, most people have only been social distancing with additional shelter-in-place orders for only 30 days. Remember, the first ‘real’ shut down occurred with the NBA canceled their season on March 11th. As of today, April 12th, many across the country celebrated Easter Services remotely. Some states have closed school for the remainder of the academic year, and other states have extended orders through mid-May. Sometimes watching the daily news briefings can bring more questions than answers. Here are some answers to everyday questions that seem to be on everyone’s mind regarding COVID-19.Read more
Information is plentiful on the internet for just about everything, including COVID-19. When looking for accurate information, typing into the search bar might not cut it. Where should you look for information on COVID-19?Read more
Shortly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC began recommending the use of cloth face coverings. With this recommendation started the questions from family & friends. What type of mask? When should I wear a mask? How do I wear a mask? Any tips? Here are the answers to those many questions!Read more
Across the nation, our hospital systems anticipate being overwhelmed with the most critical patients during this COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital systems and provider offices are asking people to stay at home during mild to moderate illness and visit offices or the emergency room only when necessary. So, what should you do to care for yourself while home?Read more
Coronavirus. COVID-19. However you refer to this virus, it’s taking over everyone’s life in some way or another. This virus has upended not only our towns, states, and country, but also our world. Schools are closed. People are working from home. Sports seasons are canceled. While we have the internet at our fingertips, sometimes the amount of information can be overwhelming. Let’s break it down a bit…Read more
While it feels like forever, the COVID-19 pandemic started to affect the education of all students in March of 2020. Spring Breaks were first “extended”, then extended again for a few weeks finally with many schools in late April deciding that the rest of the school year would be remote.
Educators and students adjusted quickly to an online format, mainly just trying to ‘complete’ the school year amid the changing healthcare crisis.
During the summer of 2020, many states considered a “Phase 4” allowing a return to classroom instruction. However, on July 11, 2020, the CDC reported that the United States had 62,918 new reported cases COVID-19. What should you be considering with COVID-19 and the classroom?Read more