The past few weeks have been some of the most uncertain in recent memory. The situation has challenged people throughout the world to adjust to new ways of living and working. And yet, it’s also brought us closer in many ways; from regular check-in calls with loved ones, to additional time at home with family, to the unity of the world in working together towards a common goal.
At HALO®, we are challenging ourselves every day to find joy in the small things and moments. We are also reminded of the importance in adhering to safety and routines as one thread of normalcy throughout change. We remain optimistic this will pass, and in the meantime, we are wishing everyone health, strength, and safety as we get through this together.
We at team HALO® are looking forward to a bright future.
How to protect your family
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There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, but there are a few things you can do to keep your family healthy:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer. Look for one that is 60% or higher alcohol-based.
- Reduce close contact with others by practicing social distancing. This means staying home as much as possible and avoiding public places where close contact with others is likely.
- Keep your kids away from others who are sick or keep them home if they are ill.
- Teach kids to cough and sneeze into a tissue (make sure to throw it away after each use!) or to cough and sneeze into their arm or elbow, not their hands.
- Clean and disinfect your home as usual using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes.
- Wash stuffed animals or other plush toys, following manufacturer's instructions in the warmest water possible and dry them completely.
- Avoid touching your face; teach your children to do the same.
- Avoid travel to highly infected areas.
- Follow local and state guidance on travel restrictions.
If your child has been exposed to COVID-19, or you are concerned about your child's symptoms, call your pediatrician immediately.