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DfV Thinks: Making the best of quarantine

Coronavirus seems to have disrupted our whole world. This week we wanted to think up ways to cheer ourselves up. There are lots of new rules, and most of us need to stay inside. So, our idea was to think about all the things we can do to keep busy, and have a little fun! Here are a few of our ideas:

  • Think of it as “getting to be at home” instead of “having to be at home."

  • Learn a new craft, hobby, or even a new language!

  • Spend time with pets.

  • Get really good at your favorite inside thing to do.

  • Read books.

  • Start a journal or diary, and get creative with it.

  • Listen to music or audiobooks.

  • Play online games with friends.

  • Have a video chat tea party or board game party.

What are some of the ways you've been staying busy at home?

That pesky virus that causes COVID-19 is spread by tiny droplets of saliva. When someone has come into contact with the virus and they breathe, cough, or sneeze teeny tiny particles that contain the Coronavirus travel out of their lungs and land on whatever is nearby. This is why it's so important to stay at least 6 feet away from people who don't live inside of your home, to wear a mask over your nose and mouth, and to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

If you follow these simple steps, you can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and be a health hero at home!

What else can we do to help?

We can all help protect older people, and people who have weakened immune systems who may be more likely to get sick from COVID-19.

  • Follow the advice of your physician and local governments in staying safe at home.

  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds (you can even sing songs to make it more fun!).

You may not feel sick, and you or your friends and families may not seem sick, but sneaky coronavirus likes to hang out with you before you even know its there! You can outsmart the virus by following these guidelines.

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