- Even as we get out more and begin to interact with each other, “social distancing” remains important to limit community spread
- With many schools operating remotely and many of us working from home, we’re still spending a lot of time at home cloistered with our families
- In uncertain times, keeping children occupied helps keep them calm, so here are a bunch of fun social distancing activities to make time at home go faster
Slowly, but surely, the world is going back to normal. But, novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is still a problem, especially with all those rotten variants circulating.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control continues to ask us to remain cautious and stay a safe distance of six feet (two meters) apart as much as possible. To follow these social distancing rules, many of us are still working from home and some kids still attend school virtually to maintain COVID-19 safety efforts.
Although in-person events and parties are ramping back up, many people want to stay safe and continue social distancing a little while longer to help with COVID-19 disease control. But seriously, all parents know that we've been doing this for a long time now, so the same old social distancing activities are getting stale.
Keep boredom at bay for all the kids
If social distancing is boring for you, it's even more so for kids. The key for parents is to have a quiver of safe activities at the ready to keep their children engaged throughout the day. Social distancing is a great way to make sure we're spending time together and creating wonderful memories during moments that might otherwise be scary for children.
Whatever you do, don't let your guard totally down yet. Remember to wash hands or use hand sanitizer anytime you come in contact with frequently touched surfaces. Also, wear masks as much as possible to protect from coronavirus disease.
Here are 46 fun social distancing activity ideas you can do with kids in your apartment and around the building to keep them entertained as we do our part to maintain community health through social distancing.
1. Keep the learning going
Education doesn't have to stop at three o'clock. There are a number of online resources kids can enjoy from the comfort of home. As a bonus, many are actually fun to enjoy with friends! Check out Baamboozle, PBS Kids and Funbrain, among many others.
2. Read everything
Whether your local library remains closed or opens with socially-distanced restrictions, that doesn't mean you have to stop reading. Now is a perfect time to introduce your kids to some of your childhood favorites like “Encyclopedia Brown" or Judy Blume or “Choose Your Own Adventure."
Download, purchase or check out these and other classics. Bonus points if you schedule a regular storytime to engage with the kiddos.
3. Go to the movies at home
No matter what happens with the pandemic, your socially distanced home theater is always open. Create film festivals around themes and have a super binge sesh or enjoy one a day. For example, watch the entire “Avengers" or “Harry Potter" sagas in chronological order. You can even post a review of them together on sites like Letterboxd.
Streaming services like Netflix, Prime, Apple TV+, Disney+ or Hulu make this easier than ever. Create a legit theater experience with popcorn, dimmed lights and movie-sized candy. Go all-out with a movie projector adapter that's usable with your phone or tablet. Or, if you're enterprising, DIY one for nearly nothing. Make it a Netflix party to remember!
4. Play sports outdoors
If you can find an open area, you can play some sports without the threat of close contact due to COVID-19. Mark out end zones with twigs and practice your Nerf football spiral, make a game out of a Frisbee toss or set up a mini-golf course around the landscaping. These safe activities are also great exercise, plus they get everyone outdoors!
5. Play indoor sports
No greenspace to turn into Wrigley Field? There are plenty of sports you can play indoors without breaking your vases.
Set up a plastic bowling set in a long hallway, or play balloon volleyball indoors with the couch as a makeshift net. Remember that paper football in middle school? Teach your kids how to fold the perfect triangle and start flicking some finger field goals. Practice makes perfect!
6. Host a video game tournament
Just let technology be your stadium. Break out the Wii Golf or Mario Kart and set up rules for a tournament. Keep track of everyone's high score and try to beat it. Or, play online in tournaments with your friends and neighbors who you can't visit in person. Have everyone donate some prizes for the best scores or longest winning streaks. Now is also the perfect time for your kids to teach you how to play their faves like NBA2K20 or Minecraft. This is a great group activity.
7. Host a board game tournament
Games don't have to stop at the video sort. From Candyland to Trivial Pursuit to the Game of Life, there are classic games for all ages. Have a tournament or divide into teams, adults versus kids. Believe it or not, new games have come out since you were playing Battleship and Sorry as a kid, so give those a try, as well!
9. Get outside
It's always important to stay active outdoors. Strap on the hiking boots or sneakers and hit your local wooded trail or park. The more ventilated the area, the lower the risk of transmission, but keep those masks on around other people. And don't forget to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer as soon as you walk back in your house.
10. Get fit without a gym
Not willing to venture to the apartment or public gym just yet? Stay home and keep in shape from the comfort of your own home.
You don't have to let your kids have unfettered access to the Bowflex or stationary bike, though. Do bodyweight exercises that require absolutely nothing, or buy awesome exercise equipment for children, who should still be getting 60 minutes of physical activity a day. A few push-ups, jumping jacks and other exercises are all it takes to stay fit!
11. Camp out
If it's warm where you are, try sleeping in the great outdoors either on the property (with permission from the property owner or manager) or nearby. Set up a tent and sleeping bags and bring all the essentials like trail mix, hotdogs, old school water canteens, Coleman lanterns and, of course, s'mores. Light the flashlights, tell ghost stories and doze off underneath the stars. Don't have the yard space? Have a camp-in in the living room!
12. Go fishing
What better way to social distance than an activity for a solitary, quiet endeavor? Get the kids outdoors by letting them learn how to fish. Gear is pretty cheap online, and in many states, kids can fish without a license (check your local ordinances). This is a great way for small groups to safely gather outdoors without close contact.
13. Plant a garden
This spring is the perfect time to plant a garden. If your building or complex offers outdoor space to plant flowers and vegetables, it's a great opportunity to get started.
If you don't have a community spot to plant, a garden box on your porch or patio is a wonderful substitute. A few weeks is all it takes to see results!
14. Teach cooking skills
Have you seen “Top Chef Junior?" Children as young as 10 can make full food masterpieces in the kitchen. Maybe your kiddo isn't the next Wolfgang Puck, but there are plenty of things youngsters can do in the kitchen to feel like they're helping, from mashing potatoes to baking cookies together. This fun, flavorful activity is even helpful at teaching measurements, plus they'll learn to make their own food!
15. Try international cuisine
Teach your children about food from around the world by ordering a different cuisine every week or even every night. Try something a bit more uncommon like Ethiopian or Brazilian food, then take a few minutes to talk about the culture and history of the area.
16. Visit the museum, virtually
Maybe you can't visit your local art gallery while social distancing, but that doesn't mean you don't have access to some of the world's great museums. Many famous institutes have their collections online and host virtual tours, including places like the Guggenheim Museum and the National Gallery of Art.
And with virtual walk-throughs on Google Arts & Culture, exhibits at many world-renowned museums from around the world are at your fingertips.
17. Have a singalong
Nearly every single song ever recorded is on YouTube somewhere. Make a playlist of your kid's favorite songs, grab a couple of hairbrushes to use as microphones and blast the music for a perfect singalong. Or, curate a playlist of your favorite songs from when you were their age and put on a show for your children and teach them how to "Do The Time Warp, Again" or the "Macarena."
Need more people? Set up a Zoom call with friends, loved ones or neighbors and go to town with a virtual karaoke night!
18. Learn an instrument
Now is a perfect time to pick up a new instrument! Break out the old Casio and get the little ones started on piano lessons, or go shopping for a learner's guitar.
In our digital age, there's no need to hire an expensive private teacher. There are plenty of free lessons on YouTube or cheap video subscription services out there. If they really take to it, you can always hire a pro later on.
19. DIY crafts
Set up a craft station in the living room with everything from crayons and paper towel rolls to safety scissors and construction paper. Artistic ability is optional — all you need is your imagination and a few resources to have fun in a big way!
20. Chalk it up
Buy a bucket of sidewalk chalk and let your children safely draw to their hearts' content on the sidewalk or while supervised in the parking lot. They can even chalk out a hopscotch court and turn it into exercise!
Or, pick out a wall in your house (if allowed by management), and cover it in chalkboard paint for a wonderful, permanent canvas to use any time of day or night.
21. Start a giant LEGO project
Clear out a corner of the living room, set up a card table and embark on a mission to build the biggest LEGO construction project your children can come up with. Grab as many LEGO bricks as you can find (you can buy them by the pound on Amazon and eBay) and let your kids' imaginations go wild. Forgo the fancy LEGO movie-branded sets and let their minds be their guide.
22. Dive into a scavenger hunt
Take hide and seek to the next level! Grab a pad of paper and jot down a couple of dozen items for the kiddos to find. The great thing about a socially-distanced scavenger hunt is that it can happen almost anywhere — in the house, around the building or even on the internet.
Take your scavenger hunt one step further with Geocaching. If you don't know what Geocaching is, it's basically a worldwide multiplayer digital treasure hunt where you search for scavenger items by GPS coordinates. Download a free app, see what's in your area and get on 'caching.
24. Have a virtual playdate
Set up laptops or tablets on both ends and turn on the Zoom or FaceTime. Let kiddos chat or free play with a friend, or direct them through planned activities and projects. As bedtime approaches, let them leave the cameras on for sleepover gossip and giggling until they fall asleep. They'll have so much fun they'll forget they're not together.
25. Save memories in a photo album
Help your children document everything happening in photos and sort through them. Curate the perfect slideshow and help them upload their photo documentary to your Facebook, stream it to a digital picture frame or screensaver or even send them out for printing into a real old-school photo album.
26. Make a time capsule
Have the kids gather odds and ends, newspaper clippings, printed out photos and personal notes and seal them up in a time capsule box (available under $15 from Amazon).
Store the box away and set a reminder on your phone's calendar to open it up a year, five years or a decade from today.
Offer your services to pet-sit while neighbors are gone. Stay home all day for your furry houseguest, and your children will have an instant companion to keep them from being lonely. This is great for families that love the company of a furry friend, but don't have the schedule (or allowance in their lease) to have one of their own.
28. Watch animals via live-stream
Can't have a dog in your apartment, even for a couple of days? Check out live-streamed pups for a dose of cuteness! Keep coming back and get to know the dogs' daily routines. San Diego Zoo also offers live-stream animal cameras for polar bears, koalas, apes, elephants and many more
29. Get politically involved
Do you have a political candidate or local town legislator you support? Contact the campaign and find out if you can volunteer from home, like sending out mailers or creating a Facebook video. It only take one person to make a difference!
30. Teach the grandparents to video chat
Do your little ones have grandparents or even great-grandparents who aren't smartphone-adept? Teach them how to stay in touch the modern way! Apple makes it easy with FaceTime and Android offers Google Duo. Or, set up a Skype or Zoom account for your parents. Chatting with faraway loved ones is a great way to stay connected while social distancing at the same time.
31. Start holiday shopping
Might as well spend some free time curating gift wish lists with our kids because it's gonna be time to shop before you know it.
32. Enjoy drive-in movies
Many children have never been to a drive-in movie, but the pandemic has breathed new life into this industry! Whether it's a professional or temporary set-up, it's bound to be fun.
If the facility's rules allow, pack a picnic, pop up a giant bag of popcorn and head to the theater for a night of movies under the stars and in the fresh air. Some require you to stay in your car, but others allow space to set up blankets or patio chairs.
33. Watch a football game with your fan group
Still not up for heading to the stadium to catch NFL or college games? That doesn't mean that your family has to sit on the couch and watch the game in isolation! Hit up your fellow season ticket holders, friends or local fan group and hold a virtual game watch party over Zoom. Make game day snacks and drinks just like you'd have at the game, dress up in your best lucky jersey and log in for kickoff.
34. Have a trivia contest
Zoom chats don't have to just be for school, meetings and catch-ups with grandma. You can have a trivia night with friends over video! There are a number of apps and websites that offer online games that are fun to play like JackBox and Houseparty.
35. Help with the home improvement
Now, we're not promoting child labor, but while you're finally getting around to all those home or apartment improvement and repair projects, why not let the kids help (safely)? Painting the bedroom? Let them fill in the spots along the corners or stir the paint. Putting up some bookshelves? Children can tap on a nail or help hold the measuring tape. This is great for working on how to follow instructions.
36. Fix the car
Similarly, why not let the little ones assist in car maintenance? Teach them how to change the oil, fill the washer fluid or check the tire pressure. Let them start the engine so you can watch from under the hood, or do something more advanced if they're old enough.
37. Wash the car
Let the the kiddos help you wash the car to a sparkling finish. Honestly, there's a good chance your children made a lot of the interior mess themselves.
Within the rules of your apartment community or neighborhood, give your car a top-to-bottom clean. Let them vacuum the inside, hold the bucket or clean the tires. They'll have a blast getting all soapy or spraying down the car (or each other) with the hose.
38. Take a day trip
A day trip is a great way to safely get out of the confines of your home. Plan a route that takes you by gorgeous scenery or offers views of mountains and lakes. Crank up the tunes and take a drive through a nearby city to catch the sights, or find a road known for its beautiful fall foliage. Before you head back, grab takeout from an interesting restaurant, or pack a picnic ahead of time and pick out a roadside or park bench or table to nosh at.
39. Get bubbly
Remember how fun blowing bubbles was when you were young? Grab the kids and find a spot outside your apartment or off your balcony to play with this classic toy. See who can blow the biggest bubble, the most bubbles or get their bubbles the furthest distance without breaking. The best part is there's virtually no cleanup!
40. Learn to code
Coding is something children are learning younger and with greater frequency than ever before. Maybe you're a coding “n00b," but don't let that stop you from pushing your children in the right direction. There are plenty of online tools for kids to get them excited about coding like Scratch and Code Monster.
41. Escape to space
The most socially-distanced humans on the planet aren't even on the planet. They're the astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station 240 miles up. Keep an eye on them 24/7 via their webcams. Also, check out some really cool “STEMonstrations," space-themed science experiments performed just for kids by the astronauts themselves.
This is a great opportunity to explore the stars and planets with your kids and teach them all about astronomy. You can stargaze with or without a telescope from right outside your apartment.
43. Make your own playdough
Did you know you can make playdough (or, officially, Play-Doh) at home? Not only can you and your kids make your own batch in your kitchen together — in as many colors as you can imagine — but when you're done, the little ones will enjoy hours of play. Most recipes are found online and only involve a few ingredients like flour, salt, vegetable oil and cream of tartar. If you have extra, put it in an airtight container and drop some off with friends!
44. Get a pen pal
Do your kids know you can send actual letters? In the mail? On paper? In the digital social media and email age, your kids may not know the excitement and anticipation of waiting for a letter in the mail, and reading a note someone took the time to create and then write back to them.
You can certainly start a pen pal relationship with a friend or someone you know across the country or across the world. But what about a complete stranger, like an elderly person in a faraway state or a lonely kid in a foreign land? Not sure where to start? There are many services online that hook kids up with pen pals.
45. Do a deep clean
If you have an older kid, their room can probably use a clean-out and scrub down. Do a total purge of old or broken items. Make sure to donate anything you can. Move everything out, then scrub down the carpet and walls. This is time to make the indoors really shine.
And now the fun part: as you move everything back in, rearrange the room exactly as they want it. Put up new posters, hang fun new blinds or shop for a new bookcase or desk online. You can even paint a wall or two if you want. Their friends will be so jealous.
46. Join a club
Help your child find an online club that meets virtually or outdoors in a socially distanced space. Be sure to join one that matches his or her interests, like art, chess or drama.
Socially distant, but safe
Social distancing, staying home and avoiding close contact due to COVID-19 might be necessary for a long time to help with coronavirus disease control. However, the things we can do to stay sane, feel comfortable and keep our minds occupied are only limited by our imaginations.
What is importance of social distancing? ›
Limiting our contact with people will slow down virus transmission and flatten the epidemic curve so that we can reduce the number of cases occurring at the peak of the epidemic.What are your recreational activities during this pandemic? ›
Get moving with these low-risk outdoor activities during the COVID-19 pandemic: Walking, running and hiking. Rollerblading and biking. Fishing and hunting.What do you do on the weekend in Covid? ›
- Write your best friend a postcard (people LOVE mail).
- Schedule a Skype or FaceTime session with your friends and family so you know when you'll next “see” them.
- Have a movie marathon. ...
- Do crafts - string beads into a bracelet, try knitting or try painting by numbers.
- Keep a daily routine, such as taking a shower and getting dressed.
- Take breaks from COVID-19 news and social media.
- Eat healthy meals and drink plenty of fluids.
- Stay physically active.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Avoid use of drugs, tobacco and alcohol.
- Wash your hands frequently. ...
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. ...
- Practice social distancing, cover your face and stay home if you are sick. ...
- Get your information from experts. ...
- Maintain your overall health.
If you have to be around people, maintain a distance of 2 meters or 6 feet from others around you as much as possible.What's the most popular outdoor activity? ›
- Running. Running is by far the most popular outdoor activity in the USA. ...
- Fishing. Fishing is consistently a very popular outdoor pursuit in the USA. ...
- Hiking. ...
- Bicycling. ...
- Camping. ...
- Wildlife Viewing. ...
- Hunting. ...
Keep or Establish Healthy Habits
- Eating nutritiously.
- Exercising regularly.
- Maintaining an adequate and consistent sleep schedule.
- Spending time outdoors each day.
- Connect with your classmates for accountability. For example, you could form virtual study groups with your friends.
- Ask your professors and advisors for help. ...
- Find something fun to do with the people you live with.
Whether your kids already have the habit of reading or they're just getting started, reading is a great way to bond and help them build their vocabulary. You could start with small storybooks, Kid magazines and move on to other books once they get the hang of reading. Lockdown doesn't have to mean boredom.
How can you stay safe and healthy? ›
- Avoid exposure. ...
- Observe proper hand hygiene. ...
- Sanitize your home. ...
- Check-in on your loved ones. ...
- Make use of your health plan. ...
- Take care of your mental health, too.
- Clean, Sort & Organize. ...
- Spend Time Exercising. ...
- Try Out New Recipes. ...
- Plan a Trip for the Future. ...
- Get into Arts & Crafts. ...
- Take This Time to Relax. ...
- Journal. ...
- Have a Movie Marathon.
- Self-isolate: Your child should stay home and away from others to lower the chance of spreading the illness. ...
- Keep your child in 1 room of the house: Your child should stay in 1 room or be at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from other people and pets.
Create Prevention Packs: Keep illness prevention items, such as face masks, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves and disinfecting wipes, in one centralized spot at home. Also keep additional kits in easy-to-reach areas like the center console of your vehicle or inside your purse or backpack for when you're on the go.How I can protect myself in my community? ›
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.How can you save from coronavirus? ›
Make sure you wash your hands for about 20 seconds with soap and water. In the absence of soap and water, you can use an alcohol-based sanitiser, where the alcohol content is at least 60-95%. Avoid touching your nose, mouth, or eyes too much unless your hands are washed.How do you practice social distancing? ›
Social distancing: If you're out in public, try to put about six feet of space between other people and yourself. “The virus is thought mainly to spread from person to person,” the CDC explains. Staying home: Remain inside if you can, but if you must go out, stay away from large crowds.Why is it important to stay at home? ›
The fewer people you're around, the lower your chance of infection. When you stay home, you help stop the spread to others, too. Try to stay out of crowded places. If your community is under shelter-in-place orders, follow guidelines for when you can go out.How can we socialize while practicing social distancing? ›
- Spend One-on-One Time With Friends. ...
- Get Outside. ...
- Make Some Video Calls. ...
- Try Some Old-Fashioned Communication. ...
- Enjoy Real-Life Activities Gone Virtual. ...
- Play Online Games or Do Virtual Activities Together.
- Tai Chi and Yoga. ...
- Board Games, Cards, and Puzzles. ...
- Arts and Crafts. ...
- Knitting and Crocheting. ...
- Cooking and Baking. ...
- Watching Movies. ...
- Reading. ...
What are the 11 essential tips for outdoor activities? ›
- Check The Weather. Before you head out on an adventure, check the weather. ...
- Wear Appropriate Clothing. ...
- Set Up Camp Before Dark. ...
- Pack A First Aid Kit. ...
- Bring Sunscreen. ...
- Let Someone Know Where You Are. ...
- Stay Hydrated. ...
- Learn Basic Repair Skills.
Indoor activities or things are ones that happen or are used inside a building, rather than outside.What is a popular activity? ›
Running was the the most popular outdoor activity amongst people in the United States in 2021, accounting for over 64 million participants. The second most popular outdoor sport in the North American country was hiking with approximately 58 million participants during the same year.What are the 5 benefits of outdoor activities? ›
- You will be happier. Exercising outdoors isn't just good for your physical health. ...
- Your self-esteem will improve. Outdoor exercise stimulates all five senses in a way that indoor activities cannot. ...
- Vitamin D levels go up. ...
- You will exercise longer and burn more calories.
- Water aerobics.
- Jogging and running.
- Aerobic exercise classes.
- Bicycle riding (stationary or on a path)
- Some gardening activities, such as raking and pushing a lawn mower.
Walking, running, dancing, swimming, yoga, and gardening are a few examples of physical activity.What are the 4 best physical activities? ›
In reality, we should all be doing aerobics, stretching, strengthening, and balance exercises.How do I make daily activities? ›
- Routines Create High Achievers. We are what we repeatedly do. ...
- Routines Put Our Brains on Autopilot. But what makes the routines of high achievers so powerful? ...
- Rise Early. ...
- Make Your Bed. ...
- Recite Affirmations. ...
- Get some exercise. ...
- Eat a proper breakfast. ...
- Take a cold shower.
- Get all the recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
- Keep a safe distance from others, especially in closed spaces.
- When indoors, open windows if possible.
- Wear a mask if you're or those around you are at high risk of severe illness.
- Keep hands clean.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
Regular physical activity benefits both the body and mind. It can reduce high blood pressure, help manage weight and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and various cancers - all conditions that can increase susceptibility to COVID-19.
What is self-care for students? ›
Self-care refers to activities and practices that can help you to reduce your stress and enhance your overall well-being: essentially, proactively taking care of yourself. Self-care is essential in order to be successful inside and outside of the classroom.How do I keep myself motivated in this pandemic essay? ›
- Start your day with a plan or schedule. ...
- Squeeze in shorter bouts of activity. ...
- Practice healthy and mindful eating. ...
- Be “social”. ...
- Notice how good exercise makes you feel. ...
- Get enough sleep. ...
- Relax and recharge. ...
- Reward yourself.
In a study conducted by O'Neill, Slater and Batt found that students who practiced self-care had lower academic stress. Therefore, their academic performance was characterised as being influenced by lower stress levels. This in turn gave the students a better experience during their course.What activities can be done in Level 3 lockdown? ›
- Stay at home in your bubble, other than for essential personal movement – e.g. for local recreation.
- You can do low-risk recreation activities in your local area on your own, or with people in your household bubble.
One of the best ways to keep mentally active during lockdown is to take up an online class in something you're passionate about. If you don't usually have time to research then now is the perfect opportunity! The best websites for online classes are MOOC.org, coursera.org and edx.org.What hobby should I do in lockdown? ›
Photography. As well as creative hobbies, since lockdown we've seen a surge in the number of people looking to learn a new skill using an online course. If you've always had an interest in photography, this is the perfect time to learn more about it.What are activities keep healthy? ›
Healthy movement may include walking, sports, dancing, yoga, running or other activities you enjoy. Eat a well-balanced, low-fat diet with lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Choose a diet that's low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and moderate in sugar, salt and total fat.What are the 4 Safe Steps? ›
- See it.
- Assess it.
- Fix it.
- Evaluate it.
Do not act like a victim.
- Act confident. ...
- Be polite and helpful, but do not compromise yourself. ...
- Be with friends or a crowd. ...
- Partake responsibly.
Do a jigsaw puzzle, play board games, read a book, play cards, build a fort, or play tag or hide-n-seek. Modern families often have such busy schedules that they don't have time to enjoy this kind of old-fashioned fun.
What should I do in free time at home? ›
- READ THAT BOOK (SERIES) YOU'VE BEEN PUTTING OFF. First on the list, is very much where you should be starting. ...
- WATCH A DOCUMENTARY SERIES ON NETFLIX. This activity is a potential trap. ...
- KEEP A BLOG/JOURNAL. ...
- ENROL ON A FREE COURSE. ...
- LEARN A NEW SKILL. ...
- SET UP A WORKOUT ROUTINE. ...
- COMPLETE A DAILY PUZZLE. ...
Yes. Exercise is not good while you're sick with COVID-19 or any other infection. "We know COVID-19 can cause myocarditis and heart damage," says Dr. Anderson.Can a 2 year old get Covid? ›
Children of all ages can get the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and experience its complications. Know the possible symptoms of COVID-19 in children and what you can do to protect your child.Can babies get Covid? ›
Some newborns have tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after birth. We don't know if these newborns got the virus before, during, or after birth. Most newborns who tested positive for COVID-19 had mild or no symptoms and recovered. Reports say some newborns developed severe COVID-19 illness.Why mask and social distancing is important? ›
The main way the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, spreads is through large droplets laden with virus being shared among people who are in close contact with each other. This is why social distancing and mask wearing are crucial; preventing people from spreading the virus to the people around them.Why is it important to stay active during Covid? ›
Moving your body and getting fresh air can help you stay happy and healthy. Walking and bicycling outdoors are great ways to support your mental, emotional, and physical health needs, while following social distancing guidance. Learn more about the Benefits of Physical Activity.How does social distancing help COVID-19? ›
Social distancing greatly reduces the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 by minimizing the transfer of respiratory droplets from one person to another.How effective is social distancing? ›
Adding a social distancing intervention in children slowed the epidemic curve (Figure 3) and reduced the overall hospitalizations by >64% (Figure 4) and by >53% across all age groups (Appendix Figures 5, 6).How can we prevent COVID-19 in face to face class? ›
- Maintain a distance of at least 1 metre.
- Keep hands clean.
- Wear a mask indoors, and outdoors when physical distancing isn't possible.
- Cover coughs and sneezes when not wearing a mask.
- Open windows and doors to ventilate classrooms and common areas.
- Get vaccinated when it's your turn.
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the social determinants of mental health and wellbeing, both through the effects of lockdown, and extended lockdown in Victoria, as well as through the lasting impacts of sudden disruptions to financial stability, employment, secure housing, relationships and social ...
What works better social distancing or masks? ›
“As far as face masks versus social distancing by at least 6 feet, the face masks do not replace social distancing,” said Peter Gulick, an infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at Michigan State University.Why is it important to stay active? ›
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Being physically active can improve your brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your ability to do everyday activities.What are the 10 importance of an active lifestyle? ›
Here are just a few: Physical activity helps you live longer and prevent many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal blood lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) profile, stroke, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and colon and breast cancers.What is the meaning of social distancing in English? ›
: the practice of maintaining a greater than usual physical distance (such as six feet or more) from other people or of avoiding direct contact with people or objects in public places during the outbreak of a contagious disease in order to minimize exposure and reduce the transmission of infection : physical distancing.How can you promote positive socializing during the COVID-19 pandemic? ›
- Spend One-on-One Time With Friends. ...
- Get Outside. ...
- Make Some Video Calls. ...
- Try Some Old-Fashioned Communication. ...
- Enjoy Real-Life Activities Gone Virtual. ...
- Play Online Games or Do Virtual Activities Together.
Physical distancing helps limit the spread of COVID-19 – this means we keep a distance of at least 1m from each other and avoid spending time in crowded places or in groups. Protect yourself and others.How can you give awareness to your family friends classmates and to your community about safety measures to prevent spread and transmission of the viruses? ›
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Wash your hands often with plain soap and water.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.
- Avoid crowds and practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet apart from others).
Quarantine and travel restriction, 2. Expansion of serological screening, 3. Mask wearing (covering the face and nose) and social distancing, 4. Preparation of hospitals to deal with the influx of coronavirus cases, 5.