What is Social Distancing?
This refers to measures that are taken to increase the physical space between people to slow the spread of the virus
Who should do it?
Right now everyone should practicing at the least the following level of Social Distancing:
- Wear a Face Mask whenever you go out of your home
- Please stop shaking hands, greeting with kisses on the cheek, etc...
- Instead, try to wave, bow, put your hand over your heart, touch elbows, or other safer forms of saying hello
- Avoid large gatherings of people: sporting events, churches, parties, etc...
- Keep at least 2-meters between you and anyone you don't live with
- Work from home, if at all possible
For those more at risk:
People who fall into the following categories...
- Anyone over 60 years of age
- Anyone with underlying health issues, including but not limited to:
Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, underlying lung conditions, and those with compromised immune systems
... Should protect themselves through More Intense Social Distancing:
- Avoid Any Unnecessary Social Interaction, especially in groups or public places
- Stay Home, as much as possible
- Avoid Public Transportation, if at all possible
- Arrange For Delivery Of Food And Essentials
- If You Live In A Shared Space Create A Dedicated Area For Persons At Risk
- Clean Frequently Touched Surfaces and Objects at least 3 times per day
For the Elderly and their Caregivers:
Some extra guidelines for the Elderly in ADDITION to everything above:
- Caregivers should take extra care to wash hands and practice safe hygiene, Social Distancing, and other Coronavirus precautions.
- Extreme Isolation can actually make health issues worse. So please do not completely shut away yourself or anyone elderly you care for. Maintaining social connection is essential!
- If possible, the loved one's of the Elderly should also reduce their exposure to people in the community.
- Keep people with symptoms, even mild ones, away from the elderly. That frequently means grandchildren and loved ones.
- If at all possible, Caregivers or family members can help limit exposure by delivering essential items (ie: groceries, getting water, going to the pharmacy etc.)
- The Elderly should avoid potentially infectious situations, especially any social gathering
- Please maintain a low index of suspicion for seeking medical care
For More Information, check out Antara’s Recommended Coronavirus Guidelines
Important Notice from the Government
As of March 25th, Kenya has implemented a nighttime curfew from 19:00-07:00. That means that only essential personnel are allowed to leave their homes after 7pm every day. This measure was enacted in order to minimize the spread of the virus.