On March 11, The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) declared the novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic. Every nation and every individual will be affected by this global health crisis. Whether it is being personally infected by the virus, having a friend or family member infected, or suffering from the social and economic fallout, we are literally all in this together.
Scientists are still learning about the virus and governments and healthcare workers are struggling to fight it. But we must all do our part. There are three broad areas in which we can all play a vital role:
All of us must embrace social distancing, but it’s really physical distancing that we’re engaged in. We must stay socially connected to fend off isolation and depression, both in ourselves and in fellow members of our community.
Many of our community members are going to find themselves in need of food, medicine, and other basic supplies while staying healthy and safe at home. By forming and joining local mutual aid groups, we can coordinate a full spectrum of volunteer activities.
It’s not enough to help the people we know need the help. We must proactively reach out to our most vulnerable members so that they can communicate their needs to us. This is best facilitated through a structured neighborhood pod.
Now is the time to come together as both a global community and a local community.
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