This whole pandemic has us tired, too.
We all know the names by now:
While there is much we don't know about the coronavirus, there is ONE thing we do know:
We don't want anyone to have it.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on deeply embedded inequities in Black and Brown communities--inequities that continue to leave these communities at higher risk of disease and death.
"Not A Host (N.A.H.)" is an effort spearheaded by public health professionals, physicians, psychologists, and community advocates with a common mission:
raising awareness about COVID-19 pandemic among the most marginalized people in our community.
Our hope is that you use this website to stay informed about facts related to COVID-19, support our essential workers and,
of course (if you have the choice), choose not to be a host.
What Do We Mean "Host"?
The Host You Don't Know
The Host You Know
This one, you might not know.
Because you likely have no idea you're "hosting" or carrying a pesky virus in your body. This is the deal:
Coronavirus needs YOU to in order to keep itself alive.
You can have the virus, show NO symptoms and still PASS it on to others. Protect yourself (and others) by:
# 1- wearing a mask,
#2 - washing your hands
#3- staying six feet apart from others.
These will help lower your risk of becoming a host.
We all know them.
In fact, we might BE them.
Either way, we love the person who sends the "Come through" text.
Or maybe it reads:
"Firing up the grill"
"I got the drinks. You bring the food."
We're still in the midst of a global pandemic, so limit your interactions with others until we're 100% sure the coast is clear.
In other words: NAH. Lets sit this one out.
Nominate an ESSENTIAL Community Hero!
"Stay-At-Home" orders might imply that everyone has the privilege of remaining indoors during this global pandemic.
We know this is not case for many of our dedicated frontline workers from diverse and culturally-rich communities. We love you and honor you for your service to our country.
Learn how you, or someone your love, can be featured as our community hero.
So, What Can We Actually Do?
Stay six feet apart.
Wear a mask. Wear gloves. Stay at home.
Some folks are asking,
"What CAN we do?"
We hear you.
First, know our priority is for you to be HEALTHY during this pandemic. Mentally. Physically.
Second, we know some people have internet access and some do not. [Below is a list that should
work for everybody to #keepit right while you stay at home.
Want printed copies? No problem.