PROTECTING EACH OTHER

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

Here are the top resources for staying safe and helping slow the spread of COVID-19 during this critical period.

Vaccine Updates

Visit the Minnesota Health Department for the latest updates on where and when you receive your vaccine. 


CDC urges “universal” indoor mask use when not at home

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.

FIND MASKS

The 17 best cloth face masks

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.

Sustainable masks AND gloves

Long-lasting, washable masks and gloves help you stay safe while avoiding the waste of disposable protection