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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Simple COVID-19, Corona Life Saving Measure: Wear a Mask!

Surviving and being a good neighbor/citizen in the time of COVID-19, Corona requires wearing a mask. You don't need to spend money to get a mask. If everyone masks up, we'll all be safer and healthier!

You don't need to spend money on a fancy manufactured mask. I've cut up ripped sheets.

Here's my husband in one of my scarves

The "masked bandit" look is the rage nowadays, though too few people are following the rules.

I keep a bag of scarves and large pieces of cloth on the doorknob, on the inside of the front door.

When we come back home, we put the "mask" in the laundry and wash our hands with soap and water.

Since we live in a private house in Shiloh, which is rather rural/suburban, we don't need to be in a dangerous elevator or closed stairwell to leave home. This is a safety luxury that not all people can enjoy. I honestly don't know what I would do if leaving home was more dangerous.

As a senior citizen who does everything in my power to stay fit and healthy, walking isn't a luxury; it's a necessity. When I see adults and children out without masks, they are endangering everyone's health. Young people can carry the virus and infect others without any symptoms at all. It is necessary to wear masks, no matter how "good" you feel.

Here are the Israeli regulations:
Going Out to Public Space
  • Going out in public is not allowedexcept for one of the following purposes:
    • Going to and returning from the work place, as permitted by regulations
    • Purchase of food, medicines, essential products and receiving vital services
    • Receiving medical service
    • Blood donation
    • Receiving welfare services
    • Providing medical or other assistance to another person
    • An individual, or people who live in the same household, may go out for a short time and up to a distance of 100 meters
    • For purposes of immersion in a women’s mikveh with a prearranged appointment.
    • Transfer of a minor to educational facilities, solely for children of essential employees and special facilities (in accordance with Public Health Ordinance order)
    • Transfer of a minor, whose parents live separately, by one of his parents to the home of the other parent
    • Transfer of a minor whose guardian must leave for an essential need where there is no responsible person to watch the child
    • Legal processes
    • Demonstrations
    • Going to the Knesset
  • A distance of at least 2 meters must be maintained between two people in public and at work.
  • In public one must wear a protective mask, covering the nose and mouth. It is recommended to use a home-made cloth mask or a regular mask, fitted over the nose and mouth. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is totally annoying me that people won't wear masks because they say "it's a recommendation and it hasn't been ratified by the Ministry of Justice". WHAT DON'T THEY UNDERSTAND? These people are risking OUR lives.

Batya said...

I agree with you. Those people who also take young kids out are endangering everyone, including themselves.