San Jose physician urges patience, kindness and continued safety precautions

Dr. Pamela Mehta, MD, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon in San Jose, California and the founder of Resilience Orthopedics.

"I know it's been a difficult time. But we're very proud of you. And you have been making a difference not just for you and your family, but for everybody out there. It's been extremely important. And soon that shelter in place will be lifted and we'll all be resuming somewhat normal of life.

Once you go back to work, continue with the social distancing, staying six feet apart from people that you may be helping. The other thing that is probably even more important than the social distancing is to continue to wash your hands multiple times a day and to try not touch your own. Try not to touch your own face.

The other thing that you can do to take care of your family and protect them is to take a good shower before touching other family members, giving your spouse a hug or a kiss or your children as well.

This is an unprecedented time and people really just need to have more patience and be kind to each other.

Please keep in mind that we're trying to protect each other in our community. This disease is not just about yourself. It's about other people, such as those that are immunocompromised.

So as we move forward, we want to continue the goal to protect our community and ourselves and our families. All it takes is to:

  • practice good social distancing,
  • standing six feet away from each other,
  • washing your hands frequently,
  • wearing a mask and gloves, and
  • treating each other with kindness.

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