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Coping With COVID-19 Restrictions
- Go outdoors. Go for a walk or hike or visit a park. Walk your dog. Sit outside to get some fresh air. (Remember to wear sunscreen.) Prepare or plan for your spring garden.
- Visit with friends and family (especially those who are most at-risk of loneliness) by phone or video chat. Return to the practice or writing and mailing letters.
- Tackle home improvement or organization projects on your to do list.
- Get back to at-home hobbies. Learn a new hobby online or join an online interest group.
- Commit to a new fitness routine. Try daily yoga or meditation to deal with COVID-19-related stress.
- Update your streaming service to-watch lists. (Don’t forget the popcorn and movie candy.) Check out these recommendations:
- The New York Times: What We’re Watching.
- New York Vulture: Vulture’s guide to the TV Shows and movies available for streaming on Netflix, Amazon, HBO, and Hulu.
- Rotten Tomatoes:
- IndieWire: The 50 Best Streaming TV Shows of All Time.
- BGR: Here are the top 20 most-watched streaming TV series of 2019 – did you see them all?
- Catch up on your reading. Visit your library website for digital reading and audiobook resources. Some reading lists to check out:
- GatesNotes: Books.
- The Complete List of All 83 Books in Oprah's Book Club.
- Your gift guide: Books for all kinds of readers, from TED.
- New York Magazine Reading Lists.
- American Library Association: Recommended Reading: Adults.
Get back to real-life puzzles and games. Some suggestions:
- USA Today: The 5 best board games to play in coronavirus quarantine (beyond Monopoly and Clue).
- Popular Mechanics: The 50 Best New Board Games.
- Better Homes&Gardens: The 50 Best Board Games of All Time.
- Discover a new app. Some ideas:
- Digital Trends:
- The best iPhone apps (March 2020).
- The best Android apps (March 2020).
- The 100 Best iPhone Apps for 2020.
- The 100 Best Android Apps for 2020.
- The best Android apps 2020.
- The best iPhone apps of 2020.
For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634).
- Stay home when you are sick
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals
- Wash hands often with water and soap (20 seconds or longer)
- Dry hands with a clean towel or air dry your hands
- Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces
- Clean and disinfect "High-Touch" surfaces often
- Call before visiting your doctor
- Practice good hygiene habits