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A Message To Perry RSVP Members

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing, and the spread of the virus in Ohio suggests that we ALL should take reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the virus in our local community. You are hearing on the news of many businesses and organizations canceling large-crowd events and you may wonder if you should continue to volunteer. The CDC has identified older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness.

 

A Message To Perry RSVP Members

 

Dear RSVP Members:

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing, and the spread of the virus in Ohio suggests that we ALL should take reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of the virus in our local community.  You are hearing on the news of many businesses and organizations canceling large-crowd events and you may wonder if you should continue to volunteer.  The CDC has identified older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness.

We want all of our volunteers to stay safe and healthy.  Therefore, I urge you to know the facts and make a decision on whether you feel safe to keep volunteering in your community.  Please contact the agency you volunteer for and see if they have updated their COVID-19 procedures. If you feel you do not want to volunteer, we ask that you call the agency directly and let them know and explain why.  This is a new territory for all of us, and we want you to communicate with your volunteer agency regularly.  Make a decision that is best for YOU --- not the agency!

Here's a few things you can do to protect yourself and others: 

If you're feeling ill, stay home. Call your volunteer agency directly to let them know you are ill and unable to volunteer. Please provide as much notice as possible. Stay home both to give yourself some rest, and also protect other people in the community.

Wash your hands. Although touch is not the primary way the coronavirus is transmitted, hand-washing is a good practice to reduce exposure to illnesses that can dampen the immune system, making people more susceptible. During this outbreak, please wash your hands at the beginning and end of each volunteer assignment, regardless of where you volunteer.  Hand washing is important in all volunteer activities.


Hand Sanitizer. If you are unable to wash your hands with soapy water, using a hand sanitizer is a good alternative.


Flu Vaccine. While there is no vaccine for the coronavirus, it’s never too late for individuals to get their annual flu shot. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about how you can protect yourself and those around you.  Lake County Health Commissioner, Ron Graham, made a strong recommendation to get an influenza vaccine.  He noted that getting vaccinated (for the Seasonal Flu) is still one of the most important things we can all do to keep ourselves and our families healthy and to lessen the risk of contracting the seasonal flu.

The Center for Disease Control – CDC- has many good tips and recommendations for sanitizing, preparedness and stopping disease spread.  Please visit their website for the latest guidance.  The Ohio Department of Health also has the latest up-to-date information on the details for Ohioans and COVID-19.

If you have any questions regarding the information in this email please call the RSVP office at 740-342-7220.

Sincerely,
Ruth Liff-Gray

RSVP Director

 

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