A lot of people in our communities remain skeptical about physical distancing or wearing masks, despite their proven effectiveness in preventing the spread of COVID19. If you find yourself in this kind of situation, here are some tips to approach these conversations:
· Let them know you respect their view, and request empathy for yours and everyone’s health and safety.
· Try to speak to them when they’re not being defensive, as they’re more receptive.
· Keep a balance between expressing yourself, emphasizing the need and keeping the conversation tone from escalating.
· Resist the urge to immediately turn on the heat, but instead reach them with shared goals like: overcoming the pandemic.
Point out the FACTS - masks are vital to helping stop the spread of COVID19