COVID-19 Resources for West Maka Ska residents
Hear the latest updates, including the U.K. variant, from Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the Biden administration.
January – February 2021
The pandemic is not over. While vaccines are being distributed, it’s up to each of us to continuing to protect ourselves and each other by wearing masks, social distancing and hand washing.
Two new factors have also come into play:
- New data from the CDC on asymptomatic spread: People without symptoms spread virus in more than half of cases, per the CDC model. The finding underscores the importance of following guidelines to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Read in The Washington Post.
- Variant found in 22 US States
CDC modeling shows this new variant, which has been shown to spread especially quickly, could become the predominant variant in the United States by March.
Here are the top resources for staying safe and helping slow the spread of COVID-19 during this critical period.
Visit the Minnesota Health Department for the latest updates on where and when you receive your vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday recommended the “universal use of face masks” as a key step to fighting the coronavirus pandemic, warning the U.S. has “entered a phase of high-level transmission.
For Apartment and Condominium Residents
The majority of Maka Ska residents live in multiple dwelling units – condominiums and apartment buildings. If you are a renter or condo owner, you have a great opportunity to make a difference. By consistently masking and following Social distance recommendations, you’ll be playing a key role in managing the spread of COVID.
Leave your mask by your front door so you can grab it on your way out! State law requires masks in hallways, elevators, stairwells, entryway, lobbies, fitness rooms, garages and other common areas inside apartment and condominium buildings. Find an a FAQ here.
If you’re questioning the science behind mask wearing, listen to this compelling podcast with Dr. Osterholm.
WHY WEAR A MASK
Who are you masking up for?
Tom Hanks and Matthew Mconaughey weigh in.
GET THE LATEST FACTS
As U.S. COVID-19 deaths shatter records, leaders plead for more mask-wearing.
It’s A Fact: Wearing a mask not only prevents a person from potentially spreading COVID-19 to others, but it also protects the wearer from taking in the virus. See the CDC new guidance.
Masks and how they protect us.
The facts speak for themselves. Coronavirus Cases Went Down 75 Percent in Arizona After They Required Masks and Closed Bars.
Free masks for West Bde Maka Ska Residents
Tight budget? West Maka Ska has masks available to distribute to residents. Please email our coordinator to request a mask.
Long-lasting, washable masks and gloves help you stay safe while avoiding the waste of disposable protection