It's the era of COVID-19, and though we're a few months into it, the rate of infection continues to rise in some populations, believed to be the result of laxed regulations, poor social distancing, and little use of masks and other face coverings.

After a brief partial shut down of the economy, most businesses reopened with new regulations in place to decrease the likelihood of new cases of the novel coronavirus. These included distances of six feet between parties and even some sanitizing stations. However, the numbers continue to rise.
Alabama governor Kay Ivey recently extended the state's "safer at home" order through July 31, at 5:00 p.m.

The order states that all individuals are encouraged to exercise personal responsibility in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by incorporating the following practices:

a. Minimizing travel outside the home, especially if sick;
b. Wearing face coverings around people from other households when it is necessary to
leave the home;
c. Washing hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially after
touching frequently used items or surfaces;
d. Refraining from touching one’s face;
e. Sneezing or coughing into a tissue, or the inside of one’s elbow; and
f. Disinfecting frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

While no one can monitor everyone every hour of every day, numerous individuals and entities have put their crafts and money to use in humanitarian efforts to assist in flattening the curve by providing masks for others in need.

One such business is Generations Primary Care.

Doctors Jamie and Keisha Lowther have been huge advocates of social distancing, wearing masks, and staying at home! As those who've seen patients fighting the disease, they've been extremely vocal in sharing how important it is for everyone to do what's necessary to curb the spreading of the virus.

But being more than just "talkers," Generations Primary Care will give away cloth masks at Stillman College on Thursday, July 2nd from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.


So, those who may be in need of a mask but unable to purchase one should make plans to meet Generations Primary Care and the one of the tools deemed necessary to flatten the curve.

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