Because there is currently no vaccine or formally approved medical treatment for COVID-19, authorities have stressed the need for social distancing. Johns Hopkins describes it as "deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people."
Most Americans are currently working from home and avoiding stores, with the exception of grocery stores, hardware stores, and other places with essential items. But even with limited contact at these retail locations and proper practice of social distancing, the possibility of COVID-19 transmission still exists.
We at GoSun have always supported off-grid cooking and cooling. In the past, we posted articles about using off-grid items to help survive grid failure during wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. In light of the global coronavirus pandemic, we're now thinking about ways that off-grid technology can help us with this current crisis.
Here are some of the advantages of using off-grid items such as solar cookers, solar coolers, and solar lights in light of social distancing. Click the associated links to learn more about our GoSun products that can meet these needs.
- Solar cookers don't require trips to the store for propane or charcoal
- Solar coolers require no ice, meaning no stops at the gas station
- Solar coolers store more food than regular coolers (since there's no need for up to 10 pounds of ice), which are essential for stocking up
- Solar lights mean there's no need to go to store for batteries
Above all, we hope you stay safe wherever you are. For more information on social distancing as it pertains to school, work, and socializing, please go to this information page from Johns Hopkins.