Be a Contact Tracer–A Different Kind; Quarantine Your Lack of Communication.

SITUATION:
You don’t have COVID 19. And hopefully you do not know anyone who has it either.
You are really almost overwhelmed coping with Lockdowns & daily chores.
But you just don’t have time in your new COVID controlled life to be a Contact Tracer for the virus.
So if You can’t be a Contact Tracer for COVID 19 then Be a Social Contact Tracer.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Find and call someone you care about, need, or bond.  Make one call a day.
You can even email or text someone you care about or want to hear from.
Or expand Your “Bond Width”.  Be a Social Contact Tracer & make some calls.
Just ask questions, be up, and then listen. Didn’t answer, leave cheery message.

YOUR SOCIAL CONTACT TRACING OBJECTIVE::  How To Do it:

  • Let people know that they may have been or will be exposed to periodic contact from you by phone or text and email—
  • Then them know that you are quietly & carefully concerned about how they are feeling as they seek to cope with isolation and lack of human contact during this pandemic period.
  • Track down and reconnect with friends, relatives, fellow workers, and important people in your life who may have become isolated by the pandemic.
  • Someone with whom you have not had contact in the last 2 months or longer.
  • Seek to stop or interrupt the spread of that feeling of isolation or neglect that may being afflicting each contact prospect.

WHAT NOT TO DO:
During social contact tracing outreach activities , here is a growing list of things you should not ask & talk about in your telephone, text, social media or email interaction. Be a “Weaver not a Ripper.”

Do Not Talk About or Bring Up:

Politics & the Election
Alienated relatives .Family Rifts, or Crazy uncles.
Your contact’s specific health problems
Contact’s financial situation & employment
Why you stopped eating macaroni and cheese
Anything that sounds intrusive, aggressive, or critical
Climate Change –but Weather queries are OK & will spark dialogue

SOURCES:

“The Contacts of My Contacts” – WSJ on 11 21 20  [2 page spread] – LINK 

The Editorial Team of Fixesandsolutions.com contributed.

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