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The Sikh Coalition News
November 11, 2020
  • COVID-19 Guideline Update as Cases Skyrocket

    November 11, 2020 -- This month, the United States has broken a series of alarming records with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, including reaching an all-time high of hospitalizations and eclipsing more than 130,000 new daily cases nationwide; as of the time of writing, almost every state continues to trend towards an increasing number of cases, and more than 238,000 people have passed away from the virus. The Sikh Coalition continues to mourn those we have lost and empathizes with all who have been adversely affected by this pandemic. 

    The best way to protect yourself and those around you is to avoid exposure to the virus and unknowingly passing it on. As local governments continue to make different decisions about pandemic health and safety guidelines, we urge everyone to keep practicing social distancing and seriously adhering to public health experts’ recommendations.

    Please review our full summary of Centers for Disease Control guidance. Among the most critical recommendations for everyday safety are:
    1. Continue to practice social distancing. Stay at least six feet (2 arms’ length) from other people, do not gather in groups, and continue to stay out of crowded places.
    2. Wear a mask whenever out in public, especially when social distancing is not possible.
    3. Continue to wash your hands frequently. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public space or have been coughing or sneezing.
    4. Symptoms of COVID-19 specifically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, but other symptoms may be present as well; if you believe you are sick, contact your healthcare provider immediately and avoid public places or contact with others.

    As flu season kicks into full force, it is also important to monitor for symptoms of both COVID-19 and the seasonal flu. Safe, effective vaccines and treatments are available for the flu. To avoid overwhelming the public health system with flu patients as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the CDC strongly recommends getting a flu shot.

    If you or someone you know is struggling to secure appropriate face coverings for personal employment purposes--or if you are facing threats of retaliation from employers with respect to face coverings that work with your articles of faith--please contact the Sikh Coalition for free legal assistance. We have produced guidance with respect to employee rights during the pandemic, and we continue to lead efforts to ensure that Sikh heroes on the front lines of the medical profession have the personal protective equipment they need.

    Finally, in accordance with guidance from public health experts, it is important to continue to take extraordinary measures to limit attendance to those who need services from the gurdwara (e.g. meals, shelter, and/or healthcare) in an effort to slow the spread of the pandemic. If you are a leader in gurdwara management or programming, please review the CDC guidelines outlined in this previous blog post.

    Continuing to adhere to these and other pandemic guidelines will allow us to support those who are underserved and vulnerable, as is our responsibility. It remains critical that we each continue to make the best choices for the health and safety of all. Together, we will weather this time of crisis by continuing to adapt, and insisting on being compassionate towards our fellow human beings.

    As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.

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