To slow the spread of COVID-19, we are asking everyone to follow the 3P’s: PREVENT, PROTECT and PROVIDE.

We can PREVENT COVID-19 and PROTECT ourselves, friends, family and neighbors by:

  1. Staying home, except for essential activities like work, grocery shopping, and medical/pharmacy visits: the surest way to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to remain at home as much as possible. We all know someone at risk, so let’s do it for mom, dad, grandma and grandpa.
  2. Creating a closed social bubble (a small and exclusive group of people) with another person, family or household that you can spend time with at home. By creating a social bubble now, you will be able to celebrate the July 4th weekend and socialize into the summer while avoiding high risk public places and social gatherings.
  3. If you must leave your home or your bubble for essential activities, practicing social distancing (six feet distance between people), wearing a mask and washing your hands with soap or hand sanitizer regularly (especially when you return home).
  4. Covering Up for COVID-19: when in public, wear a mask, over your nose and mouth, and wash your cloth masks every day.

But we also have to PROVIDE information.

5. Please answer your phone or respond to texts from 210-207 phone numbers. Contact tracing is a tool to slow the spread of disease. It helps us find people who have been exposed and infected before they can give COVID-19 to anyone else. Think of COVID-19 as a wildfire. Contact tracing is like digging a fire line around the fire to slow the spread. Each new case is a hotspot and contact tracing helps us prevent new hotspots from becoming bigger fires. By talking with a contact tracer, you will help prevent further infections and deaths.

Finally,

6. Only seek a COVID-19 test if you are showing symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell). Do not go to the emergency room for a test!

CRC Education and Enforcement Workgroup