Alone Together: Personal Safety

Considering safety of ourselves and others. Alone Together is a part series I created in an attempt to process the chaos of the 2020 pandemic.

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Alone Together - Personal Safety

Avoiding getting sick can be one of the most powerful ways you can help your community during these times. You’re protecting the vulnerable people, and lighten the burden on healthcare institutions.

Stay at home

Some countries and cities have lockdowns, but we can also contribute in our interactions with people, and staying at home. 

The hopsital is not a place I wanted to be during a pandemic, but this is where I found myself not too long ago. During my stay of several hours, I saw two other patients, and three healthcare workers. I had been in this hospital before, this was not normal. Back then it was already a sign of how our hospitals had to completely change in a short period of time.

There is a lot of speculation about what the right approach is. It’s good to remember that we’re all trying to find ways that make sense to us, and everyone around us is doing the same. It’s good to listen to ideas of others, stay curious, and be respectful of the differences.

Similarly different countries have different approaches. And without criticizing the difference, I’m hopeful, knowing that all these different approaches will provide a diversity in data, which could allow us to learn more from this than if we all had the same approach. 

Similarly, if you want to do something for your friends, family or community, I’ve found some free covid awareness icons, which you can use for any awareness project you want to make.

I hope you’re curious to learn more, listen to the medical experts, and stay positive.

Advise given to me

  • Understand the risk.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Avoid physical contact and keep two meter distance.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cough into your elbow.


COVID-19 - Google

COVID‑19 Information and Resources. Source: World Health Organization

COVID19 Awareness Icons

300 free vector icons related to hygiene and awareness about the virus.

European Commission Coronavirus Response

The European Commission is coordinating a common European response to the coronavirus outbreak.


Anything missing? I’m working on adding more. If you have any suggestions for things that have really helped you, I would really like to hear about it. Stay safe, and take care <3

Originally posted: April 17, 2020.

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