There is a particular group of individuals who are being hardest hit by the COVID-19 Coronovirus, and it’s the elderly as they are some of the most at-risk. This means they need even higher levels of Social Distancing, and some are even in different levels of Quarantine.
As part of these efforts to protect them various residential and retirement facilities across the world are limiting visitations to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, leaving residents to be increasingly isolated. But people are answering the call to brighten residents’ days with a simple act – writing a card.
You might be thinking that sending something through the mail to someone at risk is a dangerous thing to do; doesn’t that expose them to possibly catching the virus? The CDC doesn’t think so.
The CDC has said there is likely very low risk of transmission of COVID-19 from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks “because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces.” They believe it can only live a few hours, up to a day, on surfaces such as paper and cardboard. Meaning by the time it makes it through the post it won’t have anything on it.
And so kids from all over have been making cards to pass the time, as some have documented on Twitter:
It’s a beautiful way to reach out at a time where we cannot be together. Bringing light, love, and possibly laughter to those who need it. Perhaps after you give your Good News Story of the Day a read, here, you’ll gather the kids and create your own letters for the elderly in homes!
Just be sure to send it snail mail. And yes, Canada Post is still delivering as of this post.
Story and Image from USA Today.