Protect yourself and others during times of illness outbreaks

Rescheduling plans can be a proactive step to protect yourself and others during times of illness outbreaks or when you’re feeling unwell. Here are some situations where rescheduling plans might be prudent:

  1. Feeling Unwell: If you’re experiencing symptoms of illness, it’s essential to stay home, rest, and avoid exposing others. Reschedule any non-urgent plans until you’re feeling better.
  2. Exposure Risk: If you’ve been in close contact with someone who’s tested positive for an illness or if you’ve been in a high-risk environment, consider rescheduling plans as a precautionary measure, especially if you’re not fully vaccinated.
  3. Outbreaks or High Transmission Rates: During times of increased illness transmission in your area or when there’s a surge in cases, it might be wise to reconsider social activities or gatherings to minimize exposure.
  4. Vulnerable Individuals: If you or someone you plan to meet is considered high-risk (elderly, immunocompromised, or with underlying health conditions), it’s thoughtful to reschedule plans to protect their health.
  5. Following Health Guidelines: Adhere to health guidelines and recommendations provided by authorities. If advisories suggest limiting social interactions or avoiding non-essential gatherings, consider rescheduling plans accordingly.

When rescheduling plans:

  • Communicate Clearly: Inform others involved in the plans about the need to reschedule due to health concerns or prevailing circumstances.
  • Propose Alternatives: Offer alternative dates or ways to connect virtually to maintain connections and fulfill commitments while prioritizing safety.

Remember, while rescheduling plans might disrupt schedules or social engagements, prioritizing health and safety benefits everyone involved. It’s a responsible step to protect yourself and those around you during uncertain or risky situations.