Coconuts and Coronavirus: What CoViCo is Doing to Help
Along with the rest of the world, CoViCo has adjusted and had to rediscover how to navigate through these trying times. While there are many uncertainties in our current everyday life, there is one thing that we can be sure of- that we’ll support our community, customers, employees, and family in every way that we can. At CoViCo, we’re not just working to bring coconut products to the world, we’re working to change the world. That motto doesn’t stop now, rather it goes into overdrive. Instead of watching the phenomena unfold, CoViCo is pledging to take a proactive response to COVID-19.
2020 did not begin as most expected and seems to only have escalated as we make strides through this strange time. Since January, our world has undergone immense change, to say the least. What seemed to be an unfortunate event isolated to a single country quickly spread to become a global pandemic. Now we’re left wondering, what can we do now? And, could the coronavirus have been prevented?
Despite our efforts at social distancing, now is the time for us to be there for one another more than ever. As people and as companies, it’s our responsibility to act as leaders throughout the crisis, so that today’s heroes, the medical experts, can do their jobs. Hopefully, on the other end of all this, we may all come out a bit more appreciative of the things, and the people around us.
How to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus
The coronavirus can be passed along from one person to another through various ways, sometimes without either person knowing. If a person with the disease coughs, or simply breathes, someone nearby may become infected from the tiny droplets that come from the persons mouth or nose.
Just by simply being too close to an infected person, you can contract the disease by breathing in the droplets from that person when they cough or breathe out. Another reason why the six-feet social distancing guideline is so important to follow!
You can combat the disease by practicing good hygiene. You should avoid touching your face and wash your hands as often as you can. Pretend you’re back in kindergarten, and wash your hands with warm, soapy water for at least twenty seconds. Add a little fun to this routine and try singing happy birthday twice while washing!
When you’re on the go, alcohol-based hand sanitizers also work well for cleaning your hands and other things you might frequently touch.
How You Can Help
The impacts of this virus don’t just stop at our health, they also extend to our economy, both on a local and global level. The sad day has come where many small businesses have been forced to close their doors, leaving many hard working and passionate people out in the rain, with no source of income.
Maybe you have the responsibility of a family to feed, or maybe you are just trying to make it through school. Regardless, we all know how financial burdens can make it feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders. So, we can all have some empathy for those put out of work because of this pandemic. The good thing is when we are all feeling a bit helpless, you do have the ability to help these people and businesses.
Whether you’re a marketing guru or not, you’ve probably heard before the best marketing is word of mouth. And, even while social distancing, you have the power to practice exactly that for small businesses! We all have our own circle of friends, and now is the time to use your social butterfly-like skills for the better. Feel free to shout out your favorite small businesses to your friends and on your social media to show them so love (because we all need it right now). Share it with your friends, family, coworkers, whomever. Shout it from the rooftops!
Shouting out businesses is great, but you can also do this for your friends, family, and coworkers who have lost their jobs. You can share any new job opportunities you hear about with them, or even boast about how great they are on your LinkedIn. Everyone could use a little bit of encouragement, now more than ever.
If you’re in a financial position to help out small businesses, that’s great. Buying gift cards provides businesses with an influx of cash throughout these times that are ever changing. Think of it as a gift from you, to you, just for when things return to normal! Feeling extra generous? Gift it to someone else who could use some love in their life!
The CoViCo Promise
As a testimonial to our name, The Coconut Visionary Company, we’re promising not just to watch world history as it is written. We want to write it.
With our industry coming to a slow, we’ve had time to look within at who we are and decide who we want to be.
From the very beginning, we’ve set out to challenge age-old dogmas in a way that is authentically CoViCo. Our trend setting, trail blazing mentality is something we’ve always been proud of.
With that attitude still near and dear to our core, we’ve decided to donate medical equipment, such as N95 NIOSH masks and personal protection equipment, to the heroes who need it most.
Invico Worldwide donates 1,500 FFP2 CE certified N95 Masks to AdvocateAurora Health in Illinois.
We’re proud to contribute in any way that we can, but we know this is only a scratch on the surface. The road ahead is still long and uncertain, making the need for us all to come together more important than ever. Any donation to healthcare workers is a great contribution to the battle. But the best way you can help is by staying home and practicing compassion.