Youth and Covid-19

kids 4th of julyLife has changed so quickly for all of us. This includes teachers, friends, parents, grandparents and even YOU. School has been closed, your activities have been cancelled, you may not be able to leave the house and boredom might be kicking in, but we can all get through this if we all do our part.

What is Covid-19?

A new illness, that some people are calling- “THE RONA”, can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. It’s highly contagious and the medical field doesn’t have a cure for it yet.

Why should I care?

This virus could put you in the hospital for weeks. Even if you don’t get sick, the choices you make about where you go could be the difference between life and death for someone else. It is important that we take care of each other during this time.

What can I do to stay healthy and safe?

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. For now, this means to stay at home and ONLY be around the people you live with. Here are some more things that can help you stay safe:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Sing “Happy Birthday” song two times while washing!
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible
  • Don’t get too close to anyone. Stay at least 6 ft. away from people.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw it away and wash your hands immediately.
  • Clean AND disinfect things that you might always touch like game controllers, cell phones, doorknobs and light switches.

What about Antioch?

Like most cities in California and even the rest of the United States, the City of Antioch wants to keep you safe and healthy. Governor Gavin Newsome has asked that the State of California shut down most of our daily activities to help stop the spread of Covid-19. The City of Antioch has closed park playgrounds, city buildings, community centers, skate park, dog park, and the Antioch Water Park.  We have cancelled all recreation activities that includes, Antioch Council of Teens (ACT). We will re-schedule and open all activities and programs when the “all-clear” has been given.

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