Staying Safe During COVID-19


2020 has been overwhelming! As we watch the infection numbers rise daily, we all wonder, "how long will this last" and "when will we return to normal?" However, I think we all know there will have to be a new normal.

We've missed in-person birthday parties, vacations, anniversary celebrations, retirement parties and births. Meals out with friends and family have been halted. Take-out, curbside pickup and contactless delivery are all common. Zoom has become commonplace.

While we hope to find our new sense of normal in the future, there are steps we can take as a community to protect ourselves and our loved ones:
  • Get your flu shot.
  • Wear a mask, especially when you are around people outside of your household.
  • Wash and sanitize hands and surfaces.
  • Social distance as much as possible.
  • Avoid large crowds and gatherings.
  • Learn from the experts to make an informed decision about taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

For many, it has been an inconvenience if not a hardship to be required to wear a mask and stay socially distanced from friends and family. For others, isolation and distance from those they love has caused anxiety and depression. However, the fear of contracting COVID-19 reminds us to remain compliant with CDC guidelines. 

As we learn more about this virus, we will make the necessary adjustments to continue to stay safe. I personally want to encourage everyone to continue to follow the guidelines. 

We can and will make it through this together!

By Whitney Dunham, MD
Dr. Dunham is the Medical Director of the OB Hospitalist Program at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children. She also cares for patients at Huntsville Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Comments 1

Guest - Beth S. on Wednesday, 16 December 2020 18:43

We appreciate our health care providers! Stay safe.

We appreciate our health care providers! Stay safe.
Sunday, 13 June 2021

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