Emma Conerly–Mustangs ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As the 2020-2021 school year starts there are numerous simple ways to help ensure the health of all Mustangs.
LRHS faculty encourages Mustangs to follow all protective measures such as wearing a mask, socially distancing, consistently washing hands, and applying hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The most important protective measure is social distancing. The Center for Disease (CDC) claims that the easiest and most effective way to avoid getting COVID-19 is to maintain a six feet distance between yourself and others.
One of the other most important safety measures is wearing a face mask when going out or being around people besides those living in your household. Face masks are required to be on campus and two face masks, and an optional face shield are provided for every Mustang.
According to the Mayo clinic, wearing face masks shields others from respiratory droplets that are released when you cough, talk, or sneeze.
However, for masks to be effective, they must cover both the mouth and nose.
In addition, adding more fruits, vegetables and healthy fat to your diet can reduce your risk of catching the disease as it supports your immune system.
If at any time you are feeling sick the best thing to do is to stay home. By going home, you not only slow or stop the spread of the outbreak but are also not exposing yourself to the virus anymore.
LRHS registered nurse Laura Anderson stated, “If at any time you are not feeling well, stay home and follow the CDC’s guidelines to keep yourself and others safe.”