Socializing and Social Distancing in Midtown Houston
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This week Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that the City of Houston will close businesses that fail to follow state guidelines limiting venues to 25% capacity. While we all aim to get back to business as usual, Midtown Houston continues to prioritize the safety and health of our residents and visitors.
Here’s a refresher on how you can help:
1. Keep a Distance- Our city guidelines are based on CDC recommendations, which recommend maintaining social distance in public places. This is our best weapon for fighting the spread of COVID-19. If you extend your arms out to your sides, your “wingspan” is approximately the distance you should maintain between yourself and others in public.
2. Protecting Yourself- Wearing a mask adds an additional layer of protection by preventing particles from leaving or entering your nose or mouth. This might seem a little extreme, especially for younger people who are less vulnerable to COVID-19, but the data continues to show that this is an illness that impacts everyone.
3. Protecting Others– Even if getting sick doesn’t worry you, something else should: spreading the illness unknowingly. From what we know, the vast majority of infections– around 80%– are asymptomatic. And while we expect a respiratory virus to spread through coughing and sneezing, just talking can also spread it.
4. Get Tested- If you think you’ve been exposed, sign up for an appointment for testing. This weekend, on May 31st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Axelrad is hosting a one-day COVID-19 testing site. You can reserve your spot here: https://intakeq.com/new/VTgpc7
Like us, you probably have cabin fever, making it tempting to want to get out and explore the city. Responsibility is the key to getting things back to normal as quickly as possible. Continue to party with us virtually at Beats and Eats, invest in a mask that makes you feel fabulous, and if you must go out, spread your wings to measure how far you can stand from your friends.
We can’t wait to see you all again, but please be safe and take care of each other so that we can all get together sooner rather than later.