Contributed by National Council of Negro Women, Inc, Sacramento Valley Section (NCNW-SVC)

First, let’s tackle the term. COVID-19 ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,” ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. For more information on prevention and treatment visit the California Department of Public Health,

Secondly, with you in mind, we made a list of activities that offer helpful alternatives to focusing on the virus. Instead of thinking about all of the things you can’t do why not take a break from social media sources that are spreading panic and alarm and consider some of these ideas? Most importantly during this stressfultime, remember that we’re all in this together.

  • Take a walk
  • Play board games
  • Watch a funny movie or TV show
  • Reread a favorite book or pem
  • Keep a regular sleep pattern and meal times
  • Close your eyes and listen to some of your favorite music
  • Use Skype or Facetime or just a phone call to catch up on news from family or friends

CLICK HERE to read the entire NCNW-SVC newsletter that includes resources on: food assistance, meals at school, free childcare for essential workers, how to get food deliveries, what renters/homeowners need to know, assistance with utility bills, job opportunities and upcoming activities.

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