Focus on Your Health as You Ease Back into Life

Posted on Jun 30th 2020 by Florida Blue

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Remember those days when you and your friends would stake your claim to a patch of sand on your favorite beach just big enough for your towels, chairs and a cooler? We’re not there yet.

Or those days when your family would hit the park for a soccer game, then celebrate at the ice cream shop? We’re not there yet, either.

Or when you worked side-by-side with your coworkers all day, then stood shoulder-to-shoulder with them in a crowded after-work hangout? Also, not there yet.

Most of us are ready to resume our daily lives but some may be unsure how to do it safely. Florida’s reopening is well underway, but without an antiviral treatment or a vaccine, the risk of getting COVID-19 remains. Set your own pace and do things that will help keep you and others safe: maintain social distancing, frequently wash your hands with soap and water, avoid contact with sick people and wear a mask in public.

If you feel sick, self-isolate and get tested. The more people who get tested, the safer it is for everyone. Florida Blue members get $0 cost-share COVID-19 testing and treatment through Aug. 1.

It’s also time to catch up on those doctors’ appointments you missed while sheltering at home.

Putting the focus back on your health 

Many people have avoided getting medical care because they’re afraid of getting the coronavirus at a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital. But most doctors are taking precautions to keep you safe, such as screening patients and cleaning their offices.

Dr. Kelli Tice Wells, senior medical director at Florida Blue, cautions against delaying visiting your doctor any longer. This is especially important for people with a weakened immune system and chronic conditions, like heart disease, uncontrolled diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

We’re making it easier for you to get the care you need:

We all have a role to play in getting through these times. Doing things like seeing your doctor, frequently washing your hands with soap and water, practicing social distancing and wearing a mask in public will help us get back to a more normal routine.

Remember those days? Help us get there.

 

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Visit our COVID-19 site for more information on how to stay safe.


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