2020 was a tough year for all of us. Some more than others.
By this time Chisago County residents understand what it takes to slow the spread of COVID-19 to include:
- wearing a mask,
- staying at least 6-feet away from others (outside of your immediate household),
- cleaning and disinfecting surfaces frequently,
- washing hands often, and
- avoiding large crowded areas.
Although Chisago County Public Health will continue to promote these very critical precautions, we also want to promote our COVID-19 Awareness Campaign that encourages our residents to enjoy the many outdoor opportunities our beautiful county provides.
Freeze the Disease is a campaign centered on getting outdoors this winter. For many of us, seeing friends and family outside this Fall and Summer – which experts can agree on is much safer than gathering indoors – has been crucial for staying connected and staying active during COVID-19. Now that temperatures have dropped and the freezing weather hits Minnesota, the typical response is to hibernate indoors on the couch and binge our favorite Netflix show. This year, keep going outside! Being outside is good for both our physical and mental health. There are a number of studies that confirm that being outdoors, even for just 30 minutes a day, has immense health impacts. The COVID-19 vaccine is here and we have begun vaccinating priority groups, but it will take time to vaccinate the general population. We must continue our efforts to Freeze the Disease Chisago County. Share our VIDEO: Freeze the Disease Campaign amongst your friends and family and remember to Stay Vigilant, Be Patient, and Get Outdoors.