This Valentine’s Day, Give COVID-19 the Cold Shoulder
We hope that you are showered with adoration this Valentine’s Day, San Francisco. However, don’t let it get to your head and make you so dizzy that you forget to stay safe from COVID-19. Most of us are feeling the stress and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic and crave a fun night out with cherished friends or a new love interest. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Valentine’s Day needs to be a little different this year. Here are some tips to open your heart to others while staying safe from COVID-19.
● Stay home if you can. The best choice is to celebrate the day, and evening, with your immediate household only. Love the one(s) you’re with.
● Stay local. Traveling increases the risk of spreading the virus. When you travel outside of the Bay Area, you may need to quarantine at your destination and will need to quarantine when you return. You may miss out on that in-person connection you seek.
● Shop local. Get those flowers, roses, wine, chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate from the local stores that support you all year round and help you avoid traveling.
● Gather remotely. Get together via video streaming, social media, text, or phone call.
● Remember, any time that you gather with those you don’t live with, even if they are family members, you may be putting everyone at risk. If you cannot avoid gathering in-person, follow the safety guidelines:
○ Wear a face mask.
○ Keep at least 6 feet distance.
○ Stay outdoors.
○ Wash or sanitize your hands frequently.
○ Don’t share food, utensils, or other objects.
COVID-19 is still spreading in San Francisco and we are in the most restrictive tier in California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, Purple. Show your love for others by staying home with that special someone, even if that special someone is you. Connect with others via computer, phone, or other device - if you decide to gather in-person, do your best to follow the guidelines. Protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 makes you absolutely lovable. Learn more at sf.gov/SaferSocializing