CulturallyOurs Ideas For A Staycation At Home Due To Covid 19 Virus

Ideas For A Staycation At Home

CulturallyOurs Ideas For A Staycation At Home Due To Covid 19 Virus
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If you search up what the word ‘staycation’ means, the oxford dictionary states that it is a holiday that you spend at or near your home. Of course, in today’s reality of the COVID 19 virus and social distancing, this definition is absolutely altered to say – a holiday you spend in your home.

In fact, I was supposed to be in India this week attending a conference with my daughter and then spend the next two weeks traveling with the rest of the family for Spring break. Instead we just got word that we will be spending the next three to four weeks at home – all of us – because schools are cancelled, and workplaces are allowing employees to work from home. If you are like me, going on vacation isn’t on your mind at the moment. But the fact that most schools, sporting events, conferences and even large public gatherings are cancelled for the foreseeable future, a lot of us – adults and kids alike – are left wondering how to survive being cooped up at home. It has not become a question of if you are going to be home-bound, it is now a question of how long you are going to be home-bound.

There is also a lot of talk about the so called ‘Social distancing’ and why and how can it help. Like anything else there are a lot of people who support it and a lot of people who are paying deaf ear to it and advising others to do the same. I cannot presume to tell you what to do – you are the best judge of that. But what I do know is that social distancing is a public health practice that aims to prevent sick people from coming in close contact with healthy people in order to reduce opportunities for disease transmission. It includes a lot of the measures we are seeing all around the world like canceling group events, closing public spaces, shutting down borders, as well as individual decisions such as avoiding crowds and self-quarantine. With COVID-19, the goal of social distancing right now is to slow down the outbreak in order to reduce the chance of infection among the high-risk populations and more importantly, to reduce the burden on health care systems and workers.CulturallyOurs Ideas For A Staycation At Home Due To COVID 19 VirusSo today on the CulturallyOurs podcast, I am dusting off an old blogpost on how to plan the perfect staycation and sharing some ideas and strategies on planning the perfect staycation at home in lieu of the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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