Coronavirus has turned the world upside down- from being stuck inside to caring for sick family members to needing to keep 6 feet between yourself and... everyone. You are not alone, there are millions of people navigating the new normal and most of them are wearing yesterday’s sweatpants.

Scroll down for ways to take care of yourself and others. You got this.

Stay Covered

You may find that your workplace, your favorite restaurants, your entire town is re-opening, but you still have to take precautions to protect yourself and your family. Coronavirus is still active and while different communities will be at different phases, protecting yourself and others can help maintain lower levels of infection.

There are plenty of ways to keep healthy and safe but staying 6 feet away from others, covering your face, and washing your hands are the best ways to stop the spread. We are in this together!

  • We ask that you mask! Wear a cloth face covering in public settings (for those over the age of 2) so you can help slow the spread of the virus and protect yourself and others
  • If you are planning to go out in public: Follow your state and local guidelines for guidance on gatherings, recreation, and work

Stay Connected

Call your mom, she loves hearing from you. Keeping connected with your family, friends, and loved ones will help add regularity and routine to your day. Just because we’re physically apart doesn’t mean we can’t be connected! Find creative ways to stay in touch with your peeps. Whether it’s starting an online game night, tuning in to a livestream concert, or hosting a viewing party of your favorite show- digital connections can keep the "social" in social distancing!

For more ways to stay connected, check out Seize The Awkward.

Stay Calm

Hold up, wait a minute. Take a moment for you. It’s really easy to forget to check in with ourselves but it’s a crucial time to nurture your mental wellness. There’s no one size fits all solution to addressing feelings of stress, anxiety or sadness, but it’s important to find ways to cope.

Whether you’ve been personally affected by these events or you’re feeling overwhelmed from news and social media- your feelings are valid. We know it’s tough out there- but we got you.

Find coping tools, support, and more at Vibrant’s safe space. It’s digital, anonymous, and free.

US Residents text SHARE to 741741 for free, confidential crisis counseling and visit the Crisis Text Line for options outside the U.S.