Ultimate Coronavirus Quarantine Guide: How to Stay Healthy, Active, and Entertained

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) has spread throughout the United States and much of the world. In response, many people have self-quarantined in order to flatten the curve by practicing social distancing.

Being home 24/7 has many perks and also many challenges, so I’ve put together this A-Z guide full of tips and tricks to help you survive the coronavirus quarantine. You’ll find everything from DIY hand sanitizer recipes, to free remote tools, and entertainment ideas to help you prepare and thrive.

Stay Healthy During the Quarantine

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  • In case you weren’t able to buy hand sanitizer, Travel + Leisure has you covered with an easy DIY recipe.

Prepping For The Quarantine

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Cooking During the Quarantine

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Staying Active at Home During Coivid-19 Quarantine

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  • Working from home sounds great, but it can lead to less physical activity, Sun Life offers a guide on How to Stay Active When Working from Home

  • Camp Gladiator is enabling bold members to hustle from home. Trainers all over the country will be offering virtual workouts for via Facebook LIVE during peak times: 5 am ct, 8 am CT, and 5:30 pm CT from Monday too Friday, and 8 am CT on Saturday. ***note*** it appears that anyone can access the replay of workouts directly from Camp Gladiator’s Facebook page.

  • Well + Good has a comprehensive list of companies offering online workouts. Most are free to stream or come with a free trial!

  • My lovely friend Jill is a Barre3 instructor and you can use her code SANE to get $10 off your first month. The studio offers online classes that will help you stay fit through quarantine.

Quarantine Working From Home Tips & Tools

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Quarantine Home Entertainment & Learning Resources

For Kids

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  • Your kids can now watch an astronaut read a book to them from space!

  • KVUE’s Albert Ramon will be hosting Albert’s Weather Classroom live on their Facebook page every day until April 3, 2020, at 12 pm CDT.

  • Scholastic is releasing free courses for kids PreK through grades 6 + via their new Learn From Home website.

Virtual Travel

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  • Mental Floss has a list of 12 world-class museums all over the world that you can take a virtual tour of online from the comfort of your own home.

  • You can now explore 31 National parks from the comfort of your home thanks to Google Earth.

  • Virtually travel to one of the over 300 points of interest, museums, and exhibits.

  • The Houston Zoo is bringing the animals to your home every weekday via their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. Tune in at 11 am CST.

  • Visit the Georgia Aquarium via their live cams. You can see Otters, Puffins, Beluga Whale and more!

  • Explore over 1,200 museums in 70 countries, plus natural wonders and famous buildings and landmarks via Google Arts & Culture for desktop and mobile.

Streamed Concerts, Movies & Shows

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  • Luck Reunion must go on! Willie Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Paul Simon and more will play on March 19 at 6 pm for free. Watch it via Luck Reunion’s website, Facebook, and Twitch channels.

  • Universal Pictures is releasing movies such as Trolls World Tour, Emma, and The Invisible Man on demand.

  • You can stream nightly Operas for free thanks to The Metropolitan Opera.

  • 97.1FM will be hosting ACL live concerts by Shakey Graves, Bob Sneider, Jackie Venson and more!

Digital Books, Courses, and Media

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Coronavirus Community Heroes

If you’re in Austin, Texas the following companies are really stepping up to provide aid and service to the entire community and I am virtually applauding them.

  • HEB: The Texas-based grocery mega-chain is donating $3 million to food banks and other organizations to help those most affected by the coronavirus. They offering laid off artists, service industry folks, aND anyone looking for work temporary jobs.

  • Amazon: To meet pandemic shipment demands the retailer is looking to hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers.

  • Crema Bakery and Cafe: Families in need can get a free brown bag lunch thanks to this south Austin restaurant.

  • TSO Chinese Delivery: The Chinese restaurant is now offering free meals for families in need as part of their #TSOGiving campaign. Email: tsogiving@tsodelivery.com for more information.

Tell Me Everything!

How are you staying healthy during this time? How are you entertaining yourself and/or your family? What resources would you add to this list?

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