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Avoid COVID-19 Social Isolation with These Resources

Posted by Kendal at Home on March 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted the cancellation of events and closures of businesses and gyms, movie theaters and libraries. As of March 18, states across the country have banned gatherings ranging anywhere from 10 to 100 people, and the CDC has advised that events over 50 be postponed. 

Many people are practicing social distancing by staying at home, and with the closure of many public places, there’s not much else people can do. However, the isolation GettyImages-1044150158and loneliness caused by self-quarantining and social distancing can quickly become overwhelming. And while it might not seem like it, loneliness and isolation can have profound effects on your physical and mental health.

To help reduce the loneliness you might feel during this time, here are several free online events and tips to help you stay connected:

Virtual Zoo and National Park Visits

Home Safaris from the Cincinnati Zoo.

Cleveland Zoo Resources: https://www.cleveland19.com/2020/03/17/cleveland-metroparks-zoo-offering-free-online-biology-classes-children-during-coronavirus-school-shutdown/

https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandMetroparksZoo/

Tour National Parks Virtually

Lifelong Learning

Course Audit Program from Case Western Reserve

Lifelong Learning Courses from Ohio Higher Ed

Cleveland Museum of Art Distance Learning

PBS Learning Media

Fitness & Mindfulness

Do Yoga with Me

Daily Silver Sneakers Meditation

Grocery/Restaurant Delivery 

Grocery store delivery options 

How to Use Instacart

How to Use UberEats

DoorDash

Movies and TV

Movies to stream

Amazon Prime Video

Netflix

Hulu

Mental Health

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health

Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Helping Families Cope 

Reducing Your Stress During an Outbreak

If you’re in crisis or need immediate help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. You can also chat on site here. 

Stay up to date with the latest coronavirus closures and news by visiting the CDC or WHO and by following your state and local health departments.

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