The Health of the Community Comes First
Our individual health depends on the health of the entire community. During this pandemic of COVID-19, we are reminded of how connected we are to one another and our shared kuleana as a community.
We know that it is a scary and difficult time, but we will get through this by coming together. Many of us are scared for our health, our future, our finances, and our way of life. Many are already making sacrifices and will have to continue making difficult decisions in the coming days, weeks, and months.
Our kuleana as individuals means adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of our entire community:
- PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING by avoiding groups and staying at least six feet away from others if you are out
- PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE like washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds; not touching your face; and covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or into a bent elbow
We know our vulnerable communities are the most impacted by crisis. Mahalo to the many in our community who are keeping us safe, healthy, and fed—our first responders, healthcare providers, government workers, grocery store clerks, delivery workers, local restaurants, teachers, community volunteers, and many, many others. We are stronger when our families and neighbors are safe and healthy. Let’s practice aloha during this time. Let’s take care of each other and together, we’ll get through this.