Your Sunshine District leadership and event team are closely monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and considering the impact it may have on our Spring Convention and Contest and other district and Society sponsored events.
Please be aware that the 2020 Sunshine District Spring Convention will take place as planned March 13 – 15, 2020.
We, along with other district leadership, are seeking guidance from Society headquarters and professional health care organizations. Our goal is to develop an appropriate response to the situation that both preserves our opportunities to sing together with as little disruption as possible while protecting your health, safety and well-being.
Top in public tips to avoid getting flu or COVID-19 by using common sense:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Here are some songs to sing while washing your hands People Share 53 Songs To Sing Instead Of “Happy Birthday” While Washing Your Hands To Scare Away The Coronavirus
- Try not to shake hands, if you do use hand sanitizer afterwards.
- Don’t share pitch pipes or water bottles!
- If you do not feel well please stay home!
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that people frequently touch.
- There will be hand sanitizer available in public areas and backstage, but bring your own hand sanitizer, please! Remember it needs to be at least 60% alcohol based. Many options are available in sprays, gels, or wipes.
According to the Centers for Diseases Control (CDC), The World Health Organization (WHO), John Hopkins, The Department of State and State Departments of Health:For most of the American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.
- People in communities where ongoing community spread with the virus that causes COVID-19 has been reported are at elevated, though still relatively low risk of exposure.
- It’s currently flu and respiratory disease season and CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine.
- The CDC does not recommend wearing masks or respirators for the general public.
- People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions:Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Hydrogen peroxide based cleaners www.amazon.com/slp/hydrogen-peroxide-cleaner/dw3k52uvbbmn363
- Maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend!!
Sunshine District President