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The Township of Pequannock Health Department, through a COVID-19 Advisory, provides great information on the things you can control and help your chances of standing strong in the face of COVID-19.
One of the most challenging aspects of Coronavirus COVID-19 is the amount of information that we do not know about it and how much of this crisis is beyond our control. We all appreciate the ability to control our destiny and it is important to remember that there are things you can do during these uncertain times to protect yourself from contracting Coronavirus COVID-19, and things you can do to strengthen yourself and better recover, should you contract the virus.
For the first time we are hearing news that could be described as positive. Statistics show that social distancing, hand hygiene, usage of masks, and other protective measures are flattening the curve of new cases. Hospitals report that the number of patients currently being treated are at a month long low. That said, the virus is still with us and vigilance remains of paramount importance. Absent an effective vaccine, a resurgence of the virus in the fall/early winter of 2020 is anticipated.
Please be mindful of the following beneficial actions and protective measures that you can control:
Our nation has faced catastrophes of all kinds throughout our great history. We have always endured and will continue to do so. Some of our greatest achievements have been forged from the depths of great adversity. Undoubtedly, the same is true now and there are many great achievements yet to come, starting with the defeat of the COVID-19 crisis.
An important part of defending against and strongly rebounding from the impacts of this crisis is to diligently look after the health and welfare of one’s self, in addition to that of family, friends, neighbors, loved ones, and our communities. This will assure a strong return to the normal lives that we all desire and that we will surely cherish, when this inevitability finally comes.