This should feel like old news by now, but many people are still struggling with concepts of social distancing and wearing masks to try and help the common good. Many, I assume, have emerged from caves, wells, and/or ice crypts with little understanding of our modern world. So, please, be patient and hang some signs to help inform them.
You’ve likely already done this but, just in case, global public health organization NSF International let us know about these free posters they made for businesses to encourage personal behaviors that help prevent the spread of COVID. The educational posters were developed by NSF International based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
“We all have a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Whether it’s social distancing, wearing a face-covering or mask, washing your hands or staying away from others when sick, individual actions are the best way to minimize virus transmission and care for your community and neighbors as well as yourself,” said Paul Medeiros, Managing Director of NSF International’s Consulting and Technical Services group.
NSF’s Protect Yourself, Protect Others poster series is available at no cost and comes in multiple languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese). The posters highlight the importance of personal behaviors in protecting others. Poster topics include:
- Proper handwashing techniques
- Social distancing
- Elevator etiquette
- Wearing face masks
- What to do if you start feeling sick in public
According to the CDC, COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and are unaware they are infected. So, even if you feel well or are not concerned about getting the virus, it’s important to take the preventive measures featured in the NSF poster series to protect the people around you and show them respect and care.