Scientology Vancouver Volunteer Ministers Help Locals Stay Safe
As British Columbia looks ahead to re-opening, a team of volunteers is making sure people understand best practices for prevention.
Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Vancouver donned their masks and gloves and visited businesses and community service centres in the Downtown Eastside and metro Vancouver area distributing thousands of educational booklets.
"As facilities open, it is vital that people understand and use prevention. An important part of preventing spread is educating the public on the virus, and how to personally take effective safety measures," says Susan Kerr Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology of BC.
To this end the Church of Scientology has published booklets for everyone to read and apply: How to Keep Yourself and Others Well; How to Protect Yourself and Others with Masks and Gloves; and How to Prevent the Spread of Illness with Isolation.
The booklets point out that although most people know that viruses spread, what they often do not realize is that contagion is possible during "incubation periods"—before the person shows symptoms or realizes he is sick. That is why it is so important that safety precautions always stay in place to reduce the risk of spreading disease. By implementing the basic guidelines in these booklets, people can enjoy the relaxed regulations while still taking an active role in ensuring the health of their friends, families and those they meet on the street, in stores and at work.
"We are concerned about the future and how to keep the curve flattening,"
The works of Scientology Volunteer Ministers have been recognized internationally. They have served at many major disasters in recent history from 9/11 in New York City to hurricane Katrina in the eastern US, the tsunami in Japan, to the California wildfires. Their current aim is to aid in ending this pandemic.
The Church of Scientology has created its How to Stay Well Prevention Resource Center (https://www.scientology.org/