As Canadians, most of us are privileged enough to have access to technologies that help us stay connected — now, more than ever, is the time to truly appreciate this.
With the current outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Canada is officially recommending that we all stay home as much as possible, to stay safe and avoid further spreading the virus, which has an incubation period of up to 14 days. Social distancing and self-isolation are essential to ensuring our health, as well as the health of our loved ones and our communities; but it’s just as important that we continue to be there for one another.
At Lixar, we recognize the power of community and staying engaged. Make the time to reach out. From video chats and emails, to making a phone call, technology can bring us together, even when uncertain times keep us apart. There are many ways to offer support, and stay connected. Swap physical shared spaces for virtual ones by setting up group activities online with family, friends, and members of your community. Hunker down with online versions of your favourite classic games, like Monopoly. Start a virtual book club. Host a virtual movie night. Share playlists. Sign up for an online course together.
Most importantly, continue to check in with the people you care about. This is a challenging time for us all, and a moment of genuine human interaction in any form can mean so much. Remember, we’re all in this together. From the Lixar family to yours, we hope you are staying safe, and staying connected.
General Guidelines to Help Keep us Healthy:
This is, of course, a rapidly-changing situation. Please make sure that you follow the most up-to-date, verified information. Here are some general guidelines that can help keep us healthy:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Stay home as much as possible
- Practice social distancing of six-feet while in public
- Only buy what you need — resources should be shared, not hoarded
- Avoid all non-essential travel
- If returning from outside Canada, self-isolate for 14 days
- Offer support in your community where you can:
| Check in via phone or email
| If planning to shop, call a neighbour to see if they need anything
| Connect with others on social media or by setting up virtual activities
- If you are displaying symptoms, isolate yourself within the home as quickly as possible and call your healthcare provider or public health authority.
For more information about the current state of COVID19 within Canada and globally, see the following resources:
Let’s stay connected, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.