Humanists have a duty of care to all of humanity including future generations.
Humanism commits us to an ethical way of life that looks after each other. For many of us, this has been never been more apparent than in the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the coming days and weeks, we'll be sharing some ways that you can put those Humanist values in action both locally and globally.
The first steps are the easiest ones, but arguably the most important. You've undoubtedly heard them regularly from all levels of government but they are crucial to stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Stay Home, Stay Put. Via City of Vancouver
The most important actions you can take are:
- Maintain physical distancing. Keep at least 2 metres (roughly 6 feet) from others when outside your home.
- Avoid any gatherings.
- Work from home if possible
- Only go out for essential activities such as shopping for groceries, picking up prescription and exercising alone or with members of your household
- Stay home if you are sick or showing symptoms
The City of Vancouver has several other suggestions on how to "give a hand" including supporting local businesses (often through take-out or online delivery orders), monetary donations to organizations working to help those most affected (we'll share more links on this soon) and donated food and supplies.