Found 171 blog entries tagged as Coronavirus.

Fort Lauderdale Psychologist Gretchen Heinsen recently shared some insights for mental health and wellness for those struggling in quarantine.

1. Stick to a routine.  Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care.

2. Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have.  Get showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, wash your face, brush your teeth.  Take the time to do a bath or a facial.  Put on some bright colors.  It is amazing how our dress can impact our mood.

3. Get out at least once a day, for at least thirty minutes.  If you are concerned of contact, try first thing in the morning, or later in the evening, and try less traveled streets and…

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Tequesta residents know this is the perfect opportunity for some home bound fun.  Reconnect with the members of your household with basic fun you can do at home with the kids. 

Hire one of your “tweens” as a helper.  If you are working remotely at home, consider hire one of your” tweens” as a mother’s helper. School’s out for everyone, so hire your own” tween” to help entertain and help oversee the little ones or help with an elder in the home.  It’s a win-win for everyone!

Maintain a routine.  Children, especially those experiencing developmental disabilities may find schedule changes and unstructured time anxiety-provoking. Create a schedule that includes wake-up and bedtimes, meals, outdoor play, and learning and free time.

Try an online…

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There are many questions circulating about the Coronavirus. Some of them we have already covered in other posts. But it’s still important to learn as much as you can and then use that knowledge to keep you and your family safe.

What happens when you get the Coronavirus?

People with COVID-19 generally develop signs and symptoms, including mild respiratory symptoms and fever, on an average of 5-6 days after infection (mean incubation period 5-6 days, range 1-14 days). Most people infected with COVID-19 virus have mild disease and recover.

What is the risk of my child becoming sick with the Coronavirus?

Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been…

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The CDC has released a self-checker for those questioning whether or not they should get tested for the Coronavirus. The best thing any of us can do at this point is self-quarantine and avoid as much physical interaction with others as we possibly can. With that in mind, the online CDC tool is meant to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care.

Click here to try the CDC Coronavirus self-checker.

Coronavirus Symptoms

Among other things, the self-checker will ask you about some of the following symptoms:

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

When to Get Help

If you develop emergency warning signs for…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order yesterday instructing the entire state of Florida to “take a pause” for 30 days and stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

DeSantis said the statewide stay-at-home order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday. Residents will still be allowed to go out to get essential supplies, including food and groceries.

More than 30 other states had already issued such orders, including other large states like California, New York and Illinois.

“We’re going to be in this for another 30 days and that’s just the reality that we find ourselves in,” DeSantis said.

What Does this Mean?

In effect, this order means you need to limit your movement outside the home more than you already have. Only essential…

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The city of West Palm has more than doubled its contributions to Restaurateur Rodney Mayo’s nonprofit established to feed workers who have been laid off because the Coronavirus.

Mayo is one of the owners of Subculture Group, which is one of the Palm Beaches most successful restaurant organizations owning 17 establishments from Subculture Coffee, to Howley’s, Camelot, and many other popular destinations.

Like many restaurants, the Subculture Group was forced to lay off workers due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. But owner Mayo committed to keeping one location (Howley’s) open to ensure his laid-off employees continued to get fed. They set Howley’s up like a giant kitchen where employees could come and pick up their meals.

Starting with just…

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While there are plenty of great workouts you can do from home, most of them are cardio-based or built for high repetition. During this time of quarantine and social distancing, many of those who prefer strength training have the choice to either switch things up for a bit and focus instead on fat burning and improving their cardio, or they can come up with more creative ways to continue their strength training routines. If you choose the latter, here are some strength training workouts you can do straight from home.

Bodyweight Squat

You squat every time you sit or stand, but don’t take this exercise for granted. It works your legs and your glutes, the most powerful muscle group in the body.

Challenge yourself and try doing this exercise for a…

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Passover is coming up fast and, while a large dinner with friends might not be a great idea given the current Coronavirus pandemic, you can still make the occasion special with your immediate family.

If you generally order your family’s Passover dinner, don’t worry, there are still a variety of delivery and pickup option available in the Palm Beaches.

Toojay’s

With multiple locations doing takeout, curbside pickup and delivery in the Palm Beaches, Toojay’s will offer a Passover menu that includes a pound of herb roasted chicken for $4.99, a half-pound of beef brisket for $10.99, a quart of matzo ball soup for $11.99, a quart of chicken soup for $10.49, mini potato pancakes for $1.59 each, a pound of carrot tzimmes for $4.99, a pound of…

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Even if you have managed to keep your child or toddler away from news about COVID-19 in the media or overhearing adult conversations, they are bound to have questions.

Here are some age-appropriate responses from ZeroThree.org to the common questions a toddler might have. Most importantly, remember to keep your answers simple and age-appropriate.

  • Why can’t I play with that little boy over there?  We have to take a break from playing with others so we can all stay healthy.

  • Why can’t I have a turn with that toy?  We can’t play with other children’s toys right now, so we can all stay healthy.

  • Why are we wiping down everything with wipes?  We wipe things down to keep them clean. You don’t need to explain more than this—young…

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By now everyone has heard about the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). But the amount of information out there can sometimes be overwhelming. To stay safe, you don’t need to know everything about the Coronavirus, but you should understand the following basics.

COVID-19 Symptoms

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops…

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