The Lower Sioux Indian Community supports the Peaceful Protest for George Floyd and the continual social changes implicated with the Protest. We do want to also promote safety precautions to take to help us continue to stay safe, stay connected, and stop the spread. Here are some guidelines we have found to share with you all.
We offer these tips for reducing the risk of spreading COVID19 during a protest:
- Wear a face covering
- Wear eye protection – glasses, sunglasses, etc.
- Stay hydrated
- Use hand sanitizer
- Don’t yell; use signs & noise makers instead (yelling can spread droplets)
- Stick to a small group
- Keep 6 feet from other groups
MDH recommends any who have attended a protest, vigil, or community clean-up get tested for COVID-19. If you start to feel sick, get tested right away. If you do not feel sick, get tested as soon as you can, but no sooner than 5-7 days after the event. If you test negative and you are worried you might have been exposed, get another test 12-14 days after the event, even if you do not feel sick. Talk to a doctor, local clinic, or find a testing location near you. https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/if-sick/testing-locations/index.jsp