November – COVID-19 and the Holidays
Keep Safe During the Holidays in the Middle of a Pandemic
As the holiday seasons approach, we will need to do things differently this year due to COVID-19.
Traditionally, families come together this time of year, however tradition this year could spread the coronavirus to your family members, or to you. Wearing face masks and social distancing will become increasingly more important as the temperature drops and the holiday festivities begin. It will be difficult to stay separated from loved ones this year, however it will be critical for everyone to do just that.
Thanksgiving is the most traveled holiday of the year, as people return to their families to give thanks. COVID-19 has other plans this year, and traveling and mixing with those outside of your household could result in a positive COVID-19 test. Consider alternatives to stay in touch with your family this year over the holidays. Just like everything else this year, considering having a virtual Thanksgiving, and stay connected to loved ones over the phone or through video chat. If you live close to your family and want to swing by with food, make sure to keep your distance and wear a facemask for their protection.
This whole experience has been difficult, but taking precautions this year will ensure future holidays together with our family.
If You Have Symptoms, or Have Come in Contact with Someone Infected with COVID-19, Get Tested
• Schedule a COVID-19 test as soon as possible
• Notify your ACCU recruiter immediately and let them know you need to be tested
• DO NOT go to your assigned shift, once you have notified your recruiter
• Stay home before and after you get your test, until you are notified of your results
• Always wear a mask to ensure the safety of others, like your family and friends
• When you receive your test results, please notify your recruiter about whether or not you are clear to work