Situations like this Coronavirus “COVID-19” pandemic make us feel helpless. No one knows who will be infected, and because of the up to 14-day incubation period, we may be infected and not even know it. Well, as a crew of dedicated people committed to serving their community, staff and interns here at that Borderland Rainbow Center were feeling pretty sad and helpless about the new Center of Disease Control guidelines to avoid meetings of more than 10 people. Will we have to cancel all our events? That leaves people not just socially distanced, but socially isolated. Then it occurred to me that we learned most everything we need to know to handle a pandemic in Kindergarten.
* Wash your hands. *Follow directions. *Eat healthy foods. * Take a nap. * Keep your hands to yourself (and away from your face). * Be kind. *Don’t run with scissors. * Share nicely with others.
It’s the last two lessons I’d like to consider a bit more closely here.
*Don’t run with scissors.
In this situation, this means, don’t take unnecessary risks. So rather than cancelling all of our regular events, the Borderland Rainbow Center decided in the interest of “not running with scissors,” we will be converting all support group meetings to an online format. You will be able to call in and receive support through a free conference call line. The call-in number and PIN code will be listed one hour before the group is scheduled to start on our Facebook page on the event page of each scheduled group. If you have questions you can inbox us through Facebook and get help getting connected. We want you to know that you are not alone. Help and support are here, and if you have a phone, you can access them. If you are unable to call in, please email us at email@example.com with your question or concern and we will do our best to support you.
So yeah, stay home. Skip the large crowd