With warm weather in the forecast and residents tiring of stay-at-home restrictions, Los Angeles County officials warned the public Tuesday to continue to stay inside and keep practicing social distancing.
The Office of Emergency Management issued a statement cautioning against “behavioral fatigue.”
“All L.A. County residents should continue to remain inside their homes unless it is absolutely necessary to leave in order to perform an essential function,” authorities said. “Each time you leave your home, you are putting yourself and anyone near you at risk for contracting and spreading COVID-19.”
Acknowledging that remaining indoors as the weather gets warmer can be a challenge — even as the number of reported cases and deaths from coronavirus accelerate rapidly — the OEM offered some ideas about how to keep busy:
— Foster a pet through Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control at animalcare.lacounty.gov/become-a-foster-parent;
— Connect virtually with loved ones by call, text or video chat;
— Use free online county resources for young children available at prekkid.org/resources/parents-tool;
— Take online professional development courses;
— Find ideas for art activities at home at createca.org/createathome;
— Organize closets, home offices, cupboards, drawers and vehicles;
— Keep a routine, scheduling time to eat, sleep, perform self-care rituals and pursue at-home hobbies;
— Stay tuned in with yourself by monitoring your mental and physical health every day; and
— Make a “crisis deal” with family members, using the coronavirus crisis to talk about what truly matters, clarify essential wants and needs and set family priorities.
More information and resources are available at covid19.lacounty.gov.
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