March 11, 2020
The Staying Put Community
BE PRUDENT, BUT DON’T PANIC: Staying Put and COVID-19
For the time being, Staying Put will continue to offer rides and other services, and events will continue as scheduled. This may change depending on how the situation develops, and we will operate on the advice of the Town of New Canaan Department of Health. For the latest updates about COVID-19 in our area, go online to the Town’s website at newcanaan.info and click on the
Staying Put encourages all members and volunteers to assess their personal comfort level with exposure to the virus and operate accordingly.
PRECAUTIONS FOR ALL:
If you don’t feel well and/or particularly if you experience any common symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, DO NOT GO OUT IN PUBLIC. Call your physician’s office, describe your symptoms, and ask them how to proceed.
If you experience chest pain or difficulty breathing, call 911. Tell the dispatcher what your symptoms are.
Take extra precautions: cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve, avoid touching your face, and use tissues to protect your hands when using shared public surfaces such as light switches, faucets, toilet handles, railings, etc.
Wipe down “high touch” surfaces at home daily with disinfectant wipes. Don’t forget the cell phones, keyboards, and remotes!
Wash your hands frequently (with soap and water for 20 seconds), especially after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose, or touching public surfaces. If you use a commercial hand sanitizer, make sure it has an alcohol content of at least 60%.
If you are worried about your risk of exposure, avoid public areas.
FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS:
See above, PLUS
Keep disinfectant wipes in your car and wipe surfaces such as door handles, seats, and seat belts before and after your rides.
REMEMBER WHAT STAYING PUT CAN DO FOR YOU:
Errands such as grocery shopping for essential items, pharmacy runs, etc.
If you have further questions, please call the Staying Put office at
and speak to a staff member.