Social distancing, the trending word these days, means just that… distancing yourself from society, social events, and people. Staying at home is a MUST to help contain this virus that is wreaking havoc around the world. Whether you’re healthy or sick, you must stay away from others to keep them safe as well as yourself. Some people might have the virus with no symptoms, but they could still be contagious to others who might be more susceptible to catching colds, the flu, and the Coronavirus.

You can relieve some of the stress and boredom by keeping yourself busy. Try some of these ideas to help pass the time while quarantined at home.

Prepare meals to freeze for later. Chili and soups make for easy freezing and warming up quickly when needed. Tupperware or even quart and gallon-size freezer bags will work and are space savers in your freezer. Cooking together as a family always makes for good memories.

Work in your garden. Spring flowers are blooming and the bees are buzzing. Sunshine will help with your physical and mental state, with a healthy dose of vitamin D.

Walk your dog. Walking your dog around your neighborhood is good to keep your body in motion and always good for your dog’s health as well. Just keep your distance from others and wash your hands when done.

Spend time with your family. Learning, playing games, making art, or just talking, makes for long-lasting memories. Make good use of this time to connect with family again and understand the importance of having each other for support. Download a list of over 100 fun things to do at home with your kids (credit: zenhabits.net).

Make a First Aid Kit. Be prepared in the future for emergencies. Download this infographic from our FREE First Aid class. You may already have some of these items in your home, but if not, make a list of what to buy next time you’re at the store. Having a well-stocked first aid kit will help reduce stress and keep you prepared for natural disasters and health-related crisis.

Clean your refrigerator. Groceries and any items from stores, should be wiped down in general, since they are handled by many people from the truck drivers to the stockers to the shoppers. Cleaning everything in your fridge, and the fridge itself, will help with germs and bacteria buildup.

Make fun videos. Share them on social media or with friends and relatives. Face-timing can be a great way to keep in touch and check on your family.

Tune in online. Church services, exercise classes and podcasts are available online. Today’s virtual world allows you to travel, learn and connect without ever leaving your home. We can all come together as a community online.

Support Your Community. Support local city workers, healthcare providers and first responders/EMS by following instructions by city leaders. Everyone has a job to do when things like this happen.

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Clean out your garage or attic. Take advantage of this time to get organized and donate old items you don’t need anymore. Just make sure the items are cleaned.

Staying active and using your time wisely, will make it easier on you when life hopefully gets back to the normal hustle and bustle. Stay Safe!

For more Coronavirus info, go to CDC frequently asked questions

For updated resources from Surepoint, go to Resources


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