It's been about a week since all of us in California have been ordered to "shelter in place." The idea is to avoid being around people so we can stop spreading Covid-19, the novel coronavirus, through human contact. This approach should "flatten the curve," meaning the rate of infections and total number of infected people should be lower than its potential max.
"Sheltering in place" requires us to only go out for essential needs and for non-essential businesses to temporarily close their doors. Essential needs include trips to the grocery store, medical visits, and caring for others who cannot care for themselves. Gyms, clothing stores, and bars have all closed down during this time, but banks, pharmacies, and gas stations are still open. We can still go out for walks or hikes. Exercise is important for our physical and mental health, especially being cooped up in a home for too long. Just remember to practice social distancing, not getting too close to other people.
Here's a quick list of what we think you should and shouldn't be doing during these difficult times:
There are some great articles to read if you'd like to learn more about the "shelter in place" policies or "social distancing." There are even some articles on at-home exercise routines and great foods to stock, not hoard, your pantry with. Overall, we'd like to see this as a unique learning experience. We can adjust and grow from this.
Be Safe and Stay Healthy!