COVID-19 Awareness Patch Patch Program®

MakingFriends Patch Program®Girl Scout Covid 19 Awareness Fun PatchThis 2″ iron-on embroidered patch is part of our patch program®.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals. COVID-19 is a new strain which can cause severe respiratory illness. Learning about this virus and how it is spread will help keep people safe.

Suggestions for how younger girls can earn the COVID-19 Awareness patch:

Stay Healthy Chart Covid-19 AwarenessLearn how to stay healthy.
LiveScience.com explains viruses in a way young children can understand. Explain that children can stay healthy by taking good care of themselves. Download our Stay Healthy chart and have them fill it out for one week.

Suggestions for how pre-teens and teens can earn the COVID-19 Awareness patch:

Changing your habits.
Your eyes, nose, and mouth are the easiest paths for a virus like COVID-19 to enter your body. It’s estimated that people touch their faces about 16 times per hour. It will be harder than you think to break this habit. Try these ways:

  • Use a strong scented product on your hands like lotion
  • Wear gloves
  • Keep both hands busy
  • Keep track of the number of times you touch your face

What worked or didn’t work for you? Were you able break the habit? You’ll find other suggestions online.

Remember to cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow instead of your hand. So start carrying tissues with you and when the social distancing rules are relaxed it’s probably a good idea to avoid casual hugging and kissing people outside your family.

Suggestions for how teens can earn the Covid-19 Awareness patch:

Stopping the spread.
Doing your part to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus includes using the above requirements:

  • Frequent hand washing
  • Social distancing
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Wear face masks
  • Stop touching your face
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow
  • Avoid casual hugging and kissing people outside your family

It’s also important to disinfect surfaces often especially tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks, Learn how to properly disinfect these surfaces.

Find out if your household cleaners are on the EPA list for recommend cleaning products.

Suggestions for Community Awareness:

Make sure your front line community workers know that you appreciate their efforts. Send letters of thanks to health care workers, hospital employees and delivery people.