Safety First

November – Staying Safe During the Holidays

This is now our 2nd holiday season during the pandemic with some stark differences to last year’s holidays.

The biggest change this holiday season is the addition of vaccines. A majority of people have received the COVID-19 vaccine, which is critically important in keeping severe symptoms and hospitalization low. With the Delta variant of the virus, COVID-19 can still be transmitted to individuals who have been vaccinated.

With the cold weather, more and more people gather indoors, which will increase the cases of COVID-19, however we can keep friends and family safe over the holidays if we stick to some of last year’s practices.

If you haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine, or recent boosters, consider getting it before the holidays. You can still get COVID-19 if you’re vaccinated, however it greatly reduces your chances of developing severe symptoms or needing medical attention. Some who have developed “breakthrough” infections have no symptoms at all, or just mild symptoms.

With this in mind, we need to be aware of our friends and family who are not vaccinated. They are at a higher risk of severe symptoms and hospitalization, especially if they have underlying conditions that lower their immune system. Take precaution around friends and family who are not vaccinated and keep your distance and wear a mask if you’re indoors.

 

Thanksgiving and Christmas are the most traveled holidays of the year, as people return to be with their families. COVID-19 has had numerous ripple effects across the country, including staffing shortages. One of the hardest hit industries as of late has been the airline industry. This holiday season, travel in the US will be difficult, especially if you are flying to a loved one.
When in a large crowd, especially indoors, you should try to avoid close contact and wear a mask, especially if you’re traveling to see loved ones that are not vaccinated.

If you are not currently vaccinated, read more about the vaccine here, and consider getting the vaccine – not just for you, but for your friends and family.

The safety of our employees is always our top priority but especially right now during these uncertain times. ACCU Staffing wants you to stay safe and keep your family and friends safe.Please check out our tips on the best practices during the pandemic. (en espanol).
For more information regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, please visit the CDC’s website.

IMPORTANT

The outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus has made preventative measures a necessity. Doing your part to protect yourself from the Coronavirus keeps you and your family safe, as well as everyone you come in contact with, and will help control the spread of the virus. Do your part. If you suspect that you have come into close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, get a COVID test as soon as possible. Stay Safe!
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