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Dealing With The COVID-19 Reality

CDC and other health officials continue to tell the public the best thing you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home.

But why is that important?  The CDC says:

  • Distancing slows the spread of COVID-19
  • The virus spreads mainly through coughs and sneezes
  • You’ll help protect essential resources for the sickest patients

So, how can you best handle the isolation of being at home?  The CDC recommends connecting with others, family, friends and co-workers on-line

  • Have a dinner party over video chat
  • Host an on-line book club
  • Check-in with friends

Officials also say it is important to acknowledge the Stress

  • Know that any anxiety and fear is normal
  • Talk to others about your feelings
  • Take breaks from the news
  • If necessary contact mental health professionals