As we all begin to consider how we transition back to some form of how things were before, it is important to understand that social distancing (standing six feet apart) can protect loved ones and help flatten the curve. But what does six feet look like? It can be as tall as a door or as wide as an average sedan.
A door is a relatively easy object to locate if you are questioning whether you and another person should move farther apart. Six feet is a little shorter than the average door size, which runs from 78 to 80 inches. Another way to determine if you are far enough away from someone is to consider the width of your car. An average large sedan is a little more than six feet wide. For more information on social distancing, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.
Another important topic to keep in mind during this time is managing energy usage. As families and businesses have transitioned to remote-work, they may see a surge in home energy use – and in upcoming electric bills. Therefore, it is important for families to be mindful of energy use and consider adjusting certain habits to avoid higher costs later on. The following simple, money-saving steps can help lower monthly electric bills without jeopardizing safety or comfort.
Also, please remember to remain alert to potential scams. If something seems unusual, please contact Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) directly.
Please stay safe and know that CEC will continue to operate and provide the highest-quality service possible for the members they serve.