COVID-19 a.k.a The Corona Virus has a lot of people in mass hysteria. It probably doesn’t help that the news has a new update every five minutes. What we know to be true is that the virus has made its way to the United States, there are 1832 cases and of those cases 41 were fatal and 31 recovered. Even more specific for those of us in California, there are 237 confirmed COVID-19 cases where 4 were fatal and recovered.
In result of these known facts, businesses have shut their doors, some until the end of the month and others indefinitely.
Don’t forget what God promised you in Jeremiah 29:11.For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Click To Tweet
Older generations such as the Baby Boomers and Gen X are taking this seriously and feeling fearful. While Millennials couldn’t be more ecstatic about the lower gas prices, cheap flight deals and almost non-existent rush hour traffic. With COVID-19 being more of a risk factor for older adults or anyone with a pre-existing medical condition, we have to be more compassionate as Millennials. Is there more that we could be doing? Absolutely.
First and foremost, we have to look out for ourselves and our families to make sure we all survive this unfortunate event. Here’s Five Best ways you can be Resilient to COVID-19 as a family.
Keep your Older Relatives at Home away from COVID-19, if possible
Offer to run errands for your older relatives. Team up with the other Millennials in your family and run errands for all of your older family members. This keeps them in the house and out of the way of possibly contracting the virus. Doing this could possibly add years to their life. Be a hero today!
If someone in your family has already contracted the virus, then all the more reason for them not needing to leave the house. I know sometimes our older relatives can be stubborn. It’s up to you to get them to understand that the best thing they can do is to stay in the house and get well. If they try to go to work, do your best to convince them not to. While they’re laying in bed resting, offer to disinfect their house often.
you’re probably reading this and thinking, “why would I put myself at risk?” Well because they’re more likely to die from this than you are (assuming you don’t have a pre-existing medical condition). Think about that for a moment and let that sink in.
Keep Your Kids Away From Other Kids who may have been exposed to COVID-19
It’s a well-known fact that kids are germy. Kids spread germs faster than anyone because they just don’t know any better. To prevent your child from picking up COVID-19 and bringing it home and infecting the whole family, it’s probably best for them to just remain at home. I’m sure this is the reason a lot of schools have closed down until the end of the month.
If you have more than one kid and one of them has already picked up the virus, keep them contained to one room and disinfect often. Make it a game amongst the other kids. This is a great moment to teach the kiddos about cleanliness and the importance of washing hands often and covering their nose and mouths when coughing/sneezing.
Work From Home If You Can
Some companies are preparing their employees to work from home in the case that this gets worse. If you already have the ability to work from home, this may be a good time to ask your boss to do so until further notice. To minimize the infection spreading, I think its best if we can remain in safe, clean environments that we can control. We can’t control how clean the office is. We can only control our own work areas and that’s just not enough. Besides, with schools closing, whose going to watch the kids?
Do Not Fear COVID-19
Have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you think about?” Earl Nightingale has been telling us this for decades and its so true. you are what you think about all the time. If you’re constantly thinking about getting sick, you’re likely to get sick. While you are responsible for taking precautions such as washing your hands and covering your mouth and nose, I do not encourage you to walk around in fear. This is a virus like many other viruses out there and eventually, this too shall pass.
I saw online that they’re working on a vaccine as we speak. Please do your research before agreeing to take a vaccine of any kind. Also, please be advised that on a global level more people have recovered than those that have died.
Understand that God is in control
Lastly, a lack of faith brings on the burden that fear causes. 1 Timothy 1:7 states:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. Click To Tweet
For more information on the virus and what you can do to stay safe and healthy visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to stay up to date.