Five Ways to Stay Safe at Community Events

Coventry Village events are coming back in full swing! We are so excited to be seeing all your smiling faces visiting our merchants. While we desperately missed seeing everyone, we still have a responsibility to stay safe and protect vulnerable community members. While many of us are vaccinated, we still have a responsibility to vulnerable community members with our activities. Thankfully, there are a lot of things we can do to stay sanitary and safe while enjoying neighborhood events. 

  1. Sanitize! 

This one is a no brainer, making sure you wash your hands and sanitize regularly is one of the best ways to keep yourself and others safe. The CDC recommends washing your hands for at least 20 seconds under warm water. If you cannot wash your hands, the CDC recommends sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 

You can find hand sanitizer on the counters of most (if not all!) Coventry Merchants and for sale at places like Heights Hardware!

Good points in the day to wash your hands are: 

  • Before eating or preparing food
  • Before touching your face
  • After using the restroom
  • After leaving a public place
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After handling your mask
  • After changing a diaper
  • After caring for someone sick
  • After touching animals or pets

  1. Don’t touch your face!

This one is definitely difficult, you're so prettttyyyy! But try to avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth) with unwashed or unsanitized hands. Especially when you’re hanging out in high contact areas, in stores, and at our upcoming events, make sure to keep your fingers away from your face. 

  1. Wear a mask

Many of our vendors and events require a face covering to patronize and participate in these events. Some of our merchants are selling fashionable masks that make wearing one fun! Make sure you grab your masks and cover up before heading out to our local events. Mac's Backs, Passport to Peru, Tommy's, City Buddha and more... they all have masks for sale! Support local and the people around you at the same time!

Even if you’re vaccinated, the CDC still recommends a face mask indoors, especially in poorly ventilated areas. Each merchant and location will have their own guidelines in place.  Please be respectful and courteous of these guidelines.

  1. Do your research 

With ever-changing opening guidelines, every location may have different accommodations and requirements. Make sure to do your research before you head out with your friends and family, so you know exactly what is expected of you when you arrive. 

We're committed to aligning with current scientific research and guidelines for all of our outdoor gatherings this year in order to keep the community safe.

  1. Social Distance!

Social distancing is still in effect, even when outside. Just making sure you’ve got that solid 6 feet of distance between each other can make a huge difference in staying safe during this pandemic. When you’re outside and inside, make sure you stay diligent with your own social distancing bubble with your friends and family.  This will help everyone feel safe and respected as they navigate through the street to enjoy the outdoors together, as a community, from a safe distance.

Getting back out into the world is something we are all looking forward to. We’ve come so far as a community, and seeing the support during these trying times has been both encouraging and inspiring. As we edge closer to normalcy, let's make sure we are all doing our part to stay safe and protect our community! 

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