SELL ON COVID-19

Let's keep safe, let's keep hearts of hope and positivity

In just a space of some few months, the world has been thrown into an overwhelming health crisis. COVID -19 has hit the world so hard that the realities we face are unimaginable.

 

For us on the Sharing Education and Learning for Life (SELL) Programme, Ghana, our values of service, integrity, solidarity and respect for the dignity of each person will be strong in our hearts, mind and actions in these challenging times. We all have a social responsibility to act in the best interests of our communities and the world at large.

 

There are so many uncertainties about COVID-19, so much that is beyond our control but, fortunately, there are some things we can also do to minimize the spread of the virus. We know all life is interconnected (we can hardly deny that now). We know our actions and inaction will be a determining factor. 

 

As a team, we have put all our programmes on hold and have decided to channel all our energy and resources towards raising awareness through social media and other media platforms. We will join efforts – ‘socially distanced’ but together in heart and in mind – with our volunteers to use all means possible to make our people aware of their individual responsibility to take the recommended precautions in the face of these challenging time.

 

We equally hope to send out positive energy to our communities as this is not the time to be too afraid. It is our hope and prayer that we will all come out on the other side healthy.

Let’s keep safe, Let’s keep hearts of hope and positivity.

 

With Solidarity,

 SELL Resource Team

COVID-19

OUR RESPONSE. How to protect yourself.

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Wash your hands

Wash your hands regularly with soap and in running water for about 20 seconds

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Social Distancing

Avoid overcrowded places. Practice Social distancing of about 3 feet

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Wear protective clothing

Wear a Nose mask and gloves on the streets.

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Use a Sanitizer

Remember to always use a Sanitizer regularly. Especially after contact with surfaces/people.

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Avoid Face Touching

Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

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Cover your mouth & Nose

Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.

FAQs on COVID-19

Most frequent questions and answers

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified.

The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected

To date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes.

No. Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus.

It is not yet known whether weather and temperature impact the spread of COVID-19.  At this time, it is not known whether the spread of COVID-19 will decrease when weather becomes warmer.  

Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness including older adults, and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease

Garlic is a healthy food that may have some anti-microbial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community

Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should: stock up on supplies; take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others; when you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick; limit close contact and wash your hands often; and avoid crowds, cruise travel, and non-essential travel. If there is an outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible. Watch for symptoms and emergency signs. Watch for symptoms and emergency signs.

If you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, you should: stock up on supplies; take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others; when you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick; limit close contact and wash your hands often; and avoid crowds, cruise travel, and non-essential travel. If there is an outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible. Watch for symptoms and emergency signs. Watch for symptoms and emergency signs.

Be the change you want to see

Mahatma ghandi

Change begins with you and your community!