March Meeting Cancelled Until Further Notice

March Meeting Cancelled Until Further Notice

Message from Post Commander, Christina Cruz

Attention Comrades,

Due to the ongoing and widespread threat of the Coronavirus, the officers of Oceanside Memorial Post 10577 have decided that it is better to cancel the meeting and Sunset Market, than chance any of our members potentially contracting or spreading the virus and becoming severely ill. In the meantime here is a brief update regarding COVID-19, a.k.a coronavirus. There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Please see below:

Steps to Prevent Illness:

  • Stop shaking hands, as of today. It is recommended that though it may be socially awkward, offer an elbow or something but it’s critical that we stop touching the hands of everyone who you come in contact with.
  • Stop touching our faces, which is tough to do.
  • Keep washing our hands frequently.

The virus is though to spread mainly from person-toperson

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when and infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouth or nose of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs

** Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be about to take to protect yourself.

Here’s information from CDC and the link to their website with additional information and guidance.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention-treatment.html

Leading scientist all agree that we have a pandemic given the cases all over the globe. They are still in containment phase, which is to isolate, quarantine, and then do contract tracing to find others that have been exposed.

The next phase is mitigation, where schools are closed, public events cancelled, etc. WHO wants the countries to keep doing containment strategies in hopes of slowing the spread, but we are spreading seeing many schools, universities, and public events cancelled as cases continue to grow even in San Diego County.

We will keep you updated of any further action taken by the post. Thank you for your understanding.

Christina Cruz, Commander
Oceanside Memorial VFW Post 10577