“Keeping our community healthy”
“I’ve been back in Washington state for a week now after voting on the Families First coronavirus response package.
“As you know, our state has been one of the centers of the COVID-19 outbreak and we have experienced unprecedented disruption in its wake. This week, I want to highlight and commend our community’s incredible response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“Across the South Sound, I’ve seen Washingtonians recognize that fighting the spread of this virus requires action from each and every one of us. We all need to take everyday preventive actions: Wash your hands. Clean frequently used objects. Cover coughs and sneezes.
“Just as important, we all must practice social distancing. If you can stay home, stay home. “
“If you do feel sick or are caring for someone who is sick, I encourage you to follow the CDC’s guidance to keep yourself and your neighbors healthy.
“I also want to focus on the well-being of our community beyond taking care of our physical health. This is a difficult time for all of us, and our neighbors are facing all manner of stresses. Some of us may be afraid to go to the store. Some of us are losing a paycheck, while others have to work double shifts. Some of us have no one to care for their children while schools are closed.
“We all need to take care of ourselves and think of ways we can help our neighbors.
Read more of Rep. Heck’s full statement.