Although we’re all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these ideas out every day.
- Call or Facetime a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while.
- Write a letter to family or friends.
- Support a local restaurant - Many restaurants are still open for take out or delivery orders.
- Volunteer - There are many opportunities to volunteer to help those in our community.
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Work on Mindfulness - Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
Exercise your Brain
- Visit Sacramento Public Library - The library has plenty of free eBooks ready for your enjoyment.
For the Kids
- Hold a virtual playdate through Facetime.
- Teach a young person how to write and send a letter.
- Take a Virtual Vacation - Explore the work using Google Earth! Use Street View to see places like you’re actually there.
- Visit websites of museums around the world through their virtual tours.
- Take this opportunity to teach your child how to do the laundry, sew a button, or bake a family recipe.
- Learn a foreign language or practice cursive handwriting.
- Play a board game, scavenger hunt, or build a puzzle together.
- Daily Doodle lessons by Mo Willems.
- Arts and Craft Activities
Essential Worker Childcare
Are you an essential worker needing childcare support during the COVID-19 crisis? Cosumnes CSD is looking to implement a high-quality childcare program for first responders, medical personnel and essential workers if there is a strong need in our Elk Grove community. If you are an essential worker responding to COVID-19 and need childcare for your child(ren) age 5-12, please email us or call (916) 405-5600.
Be in the Know
Visit these sites for the latest local information regarding COVID-19.
- Sacramento County Overview of COVID-19
- California Department of Public Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC Resources in Languages Other than English
- World Health Organization
- City of Elk Grove
- Elk Grove Unified School District
Visit these sites for information on food resources.