Coronavirus Life Tips

Here are some everyday tips to navigate life in the time of coronavirus:

GENERAL
‘Coronavirus in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia: What You Need to Know’
The Washington Post
Updated regularly
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2020/03/07/maryland-virginia-dc-coronavirus/

‘What You Can Do About Coronavirus Right Now’
The New York Times
Updated April 11, 2020
By Tara Parker-Pope
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-preparation-preparedness.html

GROCERY AND RESTAURANT HOME DELIVERY
We list selected food delivery options.

FACE MASKS

‘Here’s Where You Can Buy a Face Mask Right Now’
We all need to wear masks—so here’s a running list of designers producing them.
GQ
May 1, 2020
By Rachel Tashjian and Sam Schube
https://www.gq.com/story/where-to-buy-face-masks

‘Where to get a face mask if you’re not a medical worker’
CBS News
April 10, 2020
By Megan Cerullo
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/face-mask-where-to-get/

‘Here’s Where You Can Buy Face Masks Online Right Now’
If you’re not up for DIYing a cloth face cover, these retailers can help you out.
Good Housekeeping
April 13, 2020
By Adele Jackson-Gibson
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/a32081206/where-to-buy-cloth-face-masks-online/

‘How NOT to Wear a Mask’
Wearing a face mask takes some getting used to. To get the most benefit, you need to avoid these common mistakes.
The New York Times
April 8, 2020
By Tara Parker-Pope
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/well/live/coronavirus-face-mask-mistakes.html

SUPERMARKET SHOPPING

‘I Went Grocery Shopping With A Doctor To Learn How To Do It Safely During Novel Coronavirus’
The COVID-19 pandemic made me rethink even the most basic of errands.
Woman’s Day
April 4, 2020
By Meghan Rabbitt
https://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/a32031358/coronavirus-grocery-shopping/

‘Who Knew Grocery Shopping Could Be So Stressful?’
Pushing a shopping cart, braving crowded aisles and even unpacking bags feel perilous. Here’s our guide to shopping during the coronavirus crisis.
The New York Times
March 26, 2020
By Tara Parker-Pope
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/well/eat/coronavirus-shopping-food-groceries-infection.html

GETTING MEDICATIONS QUICKLY AND SAFELY
‘How to Get Medications Quickly and Safely During COVID-19: FAQs’
GoodRx.com
March 30, 2020
By Latonia Luu, Pharm.D.
https://www.goodrx.com/blog/how-to-get-medications-quickly-and-safely-covid-19-faq/

LAUNDRY
‘How Should I Do Laundry Now?’
The new coronavirus has made many people stressed about clothes and cleanliness, especially those living in cities.
The New York Times
March 26, 2020 (Updated March 31, 2020)
By Sanam Yar
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/style/how-to-do-laundry-coronavirus.html

HOME CLEANING
‘How to Clean Your Home for Coronavirus’
It takes only a few minutes, but cleaning high-traffic surfaces once a day can make a difference in preventing the spread of infection.
The New York Times
March 18, 2020
By Tara Parker-Pope
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/world/clean-home-coronavirus.html

‘How to coronavirus-proof your home’
Life under coronavirus means staying at home as much as possible — but you’ll likely need to make a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy at some point.
Download or print this tip sheet to make sure you don’t bring the virus back home with you
CNN
April 2, 2020
By Scottie Andrew
https://ix.cnn.io/dailygraphics/graphics/20200330-coronavirus-proof-your-home/en_US.pdf

‘Home Cleaning Tips Straight from the CDC’
Family Handyman
April 8, 2020
By Rachel Brougham
https://www.familyhandyman.com/cleaning/home-cleaning-tips-cdc/

COPING WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY
‘Coping with coronavirus anxiety’
Harvard Medical School
Harvard Health Blog
March 12, 2020
By John Sharp, M.D.
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/coping-with-coronavirus-anxiety-2020031219183

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
‘What You Need to Know About Unemployment Insurance’

The coronavirus outbreak is closing down some businesses, leaving workers unsure how they can support themselves during the crisis. This is how unemployment works.
The New York Times
March 17, 2020
By Tara Siegel Bernard
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/your-money/unemployment-insurance-coronavirus.html

Unemployment Benefits Finder — sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

Find your State’s (or the District of Columbia’s) online and telephone contact points:
https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/find-unemployment-benefits.aspx

HEALTH INSURANCE
‘Here’s What to Do If You Lost Your Job and Health Insurance Because of COVID-19’
GoodRx.com
May 13, 2020
By Lauren Chase
https://www.goodrx.com/blog/covid-19-unemployed-health-insurance-options/

DOMESTIC ABUSE
‘Navigating financial help when leaving an abusive relationship’

It may be hard to leave a violent relationship if you’re financially dependent on the other person. Here’s our guide on how you can do it
CreditCards.com
May 13, 2020
By Anastasiia Staples
https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/leaving-abusive-relationship-financial-help/

TIME MANAGEMENT
‘We have a lot more time now. So why can’t we get anything done?’
The Washington Post
April 1, 2020
By Laura Vanderkam
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/01/thanks-coronavirus-you-have-time-write-that-novel-you-just-dont-want/