This is the big buzz word on social media right now. While there are many jokes and memes out about this, it isn’t a joke. This is a very important concept right now that could help us slow down the spread of the virus. The fact is that this virus can have very serious consequences. From what we have seen from other countries, it will most likely only continue to get worse here. Even if you aren’t that worried about getting it yourself, you need to be following the CDC and state guidelines to protect those around you. While a night out with friends sounds fun, the consequences of potentially passing on the virus to someone who is going home to family members that could be affected definitely isn’t something to take lightly. So, let’s all do our part and try to keep our community safe.
Work from home tips
Many people are finding themselves newly working from home or working from home a lot more than they did before. While this is such a great opportunity to be able to continue working while also practicing social distancing, it can be a little difficult to get into a good routine and keep yourself on track while at home.
Here are a couple of tips to help you stay productive during your new “normal” workday:
· Start the morning by making a list of things to get done that day
· Change out of your pajamas to get your brain into work mode
· Get up and stretch for 5 minutes every hour
· Keep a normal lunch hour
· Create a clutter free space specific for you to do work
For those of you home with kids right now, my sincerest apologies.
On a more helpful note, I know many teachers are going on Facebook and posting what grades they teach if you need any help. I’ve also seen posts from schools telling parents not to overwork themselves trying to keep a perfect school schedule. This is a weird time so give yourself a break. If the kids just aren’t having it one day, do something creative instead or read a book together instead of working on that impossible math question that has just led to tears.
The CDC has been updating their website daily with new information and reports on the Coronavirus.
Go to their website listed above for more in depth information on what to do during this time.
With states starting to shut down restaurants, bars, and shops other than the necessities such as grocery stores, small businesses are struggling already. While some jobs are not as affected and can continue their day to day operations, these small businesses are not as fortunate and are having to close completely. No sales means no money coming in at all. People are struggling to figure out how to pay their employees and keep their businesses afloat.
· Buy gift cards to your favorite places – for your self and consider them as gifts for others
· See if any of them are doing take out
· Businesses can sell beer and wine for delivery
· Spread the word about your favorite local places!
One of my favorite local shops has a sign that means more in these times – it simply says commUNITY.
It really does take a village. Save lives and stay inside.