The Child Reintegration Centre staff took to the streets of Bo this past week to teach proper hand washing techniques, especially seeking out street children who are very vulnerable to contagious disease.
The country has been extremely proactive against the disease, initiating prevention protocols such as school closings, cancelling gatherings of more than 10 people (including weddings and funerals), and reactivating the hand washing stations of the Ebola time. CRC and Mercy plan to supply the communities they serve with "Veronica" buckets for hand washing stations, bars of soap, disposable towels (serviettes), and lidded garbage cans to improve sanitary conditions. You can support their COVID response by donating here.
The CRC created a short video to teach proper handwashing, which has been their standard practice since the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak. To get ahead of COVID transmission, the entire country of Sierra Leone was in a 72 hour lock down from Sunday April 5 through Tuesday April 7.