Right now, millions of us are doing our part by keeping our distance and staying home. Just because we're serious about stopping the spread of the virus doesn't mean we have to face each day alone — we're in this together.

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

You got this.

Stay Home

Social distancing is the best way to protect your health and your community. Staying home if you can is an act of kindness and respect — and if you're a healthcare worker, grocery store clerk, or have another essential job, stay safe and reach out to your support network for help.

  • If you can, just stay home. Work from home, limit contact with others, and avoid public places.
  • 6 feet makes a big difference. If you need to go out for an essential reason (like grocery shopping), keep this distance between you and others.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water (sing 20 seconds of that song you love!)
  • Going outside for fresh air is totally ok, but avoid close contact with others (6 feet, remember?)
  • If you can't stay home, ask your boss for protective gear, and make sure you're doing whatever you can to feel as safe as possible.

Stay Calm

Take that break! It's totally normal to feel stressed or anxious right now, whether you're staying home to flatten the curve or serving an essential function in your community.

If you're feeling overwhelmed, turn off the news and social media and make sure you're getting enough sleep. Carve out some time for self-care like journaling, meditation, or cooking your favorite recipe. You deserve it.

Check out Headspace for free meditations, sleep, and movement exercises.

Stay Connected

Don't take the "social" out of social distancing. Just because we're physically apart doesn't mean we can't be connected — find creative ways to stay in touch with your friends and family. Start an online game night, tune in to a livestream concert, or host a viewing party of your favorite show.

For more ways to stay connected, check out Love is Louder.

Stay Active

Work it out. Physical activity can help you clear your mind and get rid of all that extra stress. A simple stretch in the morning, a jog outside, or a dance party on video chat with friends can improve your emotional and physical health.

Try these free workout videos to turn your home into a personal gym! (and be sure to consult with your health care provider before beginning any exercise program)

More Resources

Check out these additional resources for more information on how to be #AloneTogether. If you're a...

  • Friend: Find ways to check in on friends and keep the conversation going.
  • Parent: Check out these tips for talking to your kids about the coronavirus.
  • Student: Take care of yourself while you're home from school.

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