None of us could have predicted the COVID-19 crisis and none of us should have expected it to be handled so poorly by our leaders in State and Federal Government. The critical life or death decisions that must be made in order to address the novel coronavirus should have been- and still must be- timely and coordinated. Missouri and the United States have been slow to respond and people are at mortal risk because of their inaction, wait-and-see approach and disdain for professionals in the Healthcare industry.

TEAMKIEHNE has switched to a “virtual” approach in order to follow social distancing recommendations and not contribute to someone possibly getting ill. We are continuing to do the work to introduce our campaign to voters in House District 110 by postcarding, phone banking, being active on social media, creating media content and exploring other ways to engage with the voters in our District and beyond. Contact us at campaign@johnkiehne.com or go to JohnKiehne.com/volunteer to get involved!

We’ll be hosting a virtual streaming Townhall on the official Kiehne for Missouri Facebook page on Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm CDT. We’ll be discussing Healthcare and how we can better address the challenges that Missourians face including access, prescription drug prices, reproductive care, the opioid crisis, infant mortality, mental health and so forth. In addition we’ll of course be discussing the COVID-19 virus, what it is and what we need to do to best address this unprecedented crisis.

You can send us your questions and/or concerns at info@johnkiehne.com, message us through our Facebook page or our Twitter account or you can call us at 636.324.3570. You can watch/participate in our live-streaming Townhall by going to the Kiehne for Missouri Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/JohnKiehneForMO.

We hope that you’re staying safe and practicing safe habits in order to “Flatten the Curve”.

  • Stay home. Don’t go out unless absolutely necessary.
  • If you have to go out stay at least 6 feet away from other people.
  • Wash your hands often. Lather for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze. Use your elbow or a tissue- not your hands.
  • If you feel sick stay home.
  • Clean and disinfect your home often.
  • Avoid groups of 2 or more.

Here are some suggestions about how to better cope with social distancing.

Coping with Social Distancing The constant media coverage of the outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about an infectious disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Successfully coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Healthy alternatives to help cope with this stress while still practicing social distancing include the following:

  • Maintain a routine. Try to maintain a regular meal and sleep schedule while practicing social distancing. The regular schedule can help to reduce stress and fear of the unknown.
  • Go for a walk or exercise at home. Try to go out into nature as much as possible for the benefits of Vitamin D (sunlight). If you cannot get out of the house, most streaming services offer exercise and yoga classes.
  • Do not indulge in binging. Binging in eating, alcohol or drug use and even television and oversleeping are all unhealthy habits.
  • We can all use this time to do some spring cleaning and decluttering. On top of increasing anxiety, household clutter can harbor infections, pollutants, and create unhygienic spaces.
  • Be a better friend/relative. Take the time to run through your contacts and reach out to those people that you haven’t spoken to in a while. Offer to help out a friend or neighbor who may be less mobile. Pick up groceries or needed prescriptions.
  • Learn something new. Take an online class, research a topic that interests you, or watch “how-to” or “DIY” videos for the project that you have been meaning to finish.
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