Health Officials Fear Labor Day Weekend COVID-19 Case Spike
As we prepare for a long-awaited Labor Day weekend; we must remember to honor and recognize the contributions of workers to the development and achievement of the United States. For many, Labor Day is more than a holiday. People across the nation commemorate laborers who have contributed to our country’s strength, prosperity and well-being. Celebration of this holiday comes in many forms, whether that be through parades, parties, barbeques or athletic events, we ask that you do it safely. Health Officials are warning party-goers about a possible COVID-19 spike ahead of Labor Day weekend.
We all know that this year’s Labor Day is not like previous years. Whether we like it or not, we are still living with the public health threat of COVID-19. Recently Memorial Day and Independence Day celebrations have prompted an increase in coronavirus cases. Health officials are concerned that the same can be said of Labor Day.
If people once again participate in holiday functions without precautions, it could only uproot the progress we’ve already made and send us back into an implementation of safer at home orders.
Play it safe and be smart. Here are a few common rules and guidelines that you should follow this Labor Day weekend.
- Please wear a cloth face covering.
- Remain six feet apart from people not in your household.
- Protect yourself and others by avoiding gatherings this weekend.
- Refrain from risky behavior.
- If you are sick or if you are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms – stay home and self-quarantine.