Taking a moment to pause our focus on blockchain and technology, I urge our readers to take the necessary precautions to stay safe, including washing your hands, working from home, and avoiding public gatherings. Even if you don’t feel sick, you may still have contracted the virus and may be contagious.
The phrase “social distancing” has been used, but what it really means is “physical distancing.” Please be social and seek out one the many digital communities that have already come together in support. This article from The Washington Post illustrates the power of social distancing well and should be shared widely:
Another set of terms that I have seen confused are “Shelter in Place” vs. “Quarantine.“ Most people are following their state guidelines to Shelter in Place, not leaving their residence unless for exercise or shopping for essentials (grocery, pharmacy, etc). A Quarantine means that you do not leave your residence at all. If you are instructed or looking to do a 14 day quarantine due to possible exposure to the virus, do not think that Shelter in Place guidelines are enough.
The global community will get through this and come out the other side stronger and more resilient than ever. However, this is a situation where each and every one of us can make a difference in determining the severity of the impact where we live.
Beware of unverified new sources, especially on YouTube, where Google has placed a banner for the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s website on all Coronavirus videos.
This is not a verification of the video by the CDC, but rather a nudge to push you toward the CDC site instead:
For more information on staying safe during this world event, please visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s Coronavirus website.