Daily Living During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Cognitive Health Tips


Source: Nature 

Source: World Health Organization

Source: CDC

Source: Prevention Magazine

Source: Psychology Today

Source: Alzheimer's Association


Dealing with Zoom Fatigue

Source: Psychology Today

Health Precautions

Sources: CDC, WHO, State & city health agencies

Date of Recommendations: April 2

Relevant Areas: All U.S. and other cities with a COVID19 risk 

  • Stay home whenever possible 

  • Wear a mask when in public. Please note that medical grade masks are being reserved for those at high risk, e.g., medical professionals, those with pre-existing conditions. To make a cloth mask, see tips here (PDF).

  • Limit movement in the community

  • Stay a safe distance from others (at least 6 ft away)

  • Limit visitors 

  • Wash hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds

  • Avoid touching your face

  • Call and/or register online with your health care provider’s office or testing center in advance of a visit


Activities & Resources 

Source: Public, curated by team 

Broadway musical scores by Andrew Lloyd Webber


Free live-streaming of Broadway classics on Fridays



Math taught in games

Dance - Mark Morris Group


Dance performances and Zoom classes (ballet, modern, jazz, pilates)

Learn to code for children


Free programming lessons for children

Learning to code


Free basic coding lessons

Viewbug (Photography)



Watch Operas and Plays


This website allows for people to watch plays and operas for free.



Listening to Audiobooks from the Library


Source: Public

Purpose: 5 minute breaks from stress, news, worry, video conferencing, etc.

What the World Needs Now - Virtual Orchestra


Credits: Shelbie Rassler, Berklee School of Music students

Monterey Bay Aquarium Webcams


Sea Nettle Jelly Fish Cam

Others: Live-Cams

Oddest Friendships Between Animals

Credits: Real Wild and wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin 

Notes: 1 hr for full video

The Invisible Glow

of Flowers


Photographer: Craig Burrows

Author: Austa Somvichian-Clausen

Credits: National Geographic

Iris - Cell Art, NancyC. Qutub

Cell Artwork

Pairing of Art & Science

Artist: Nancy C. Qutub

Credits: Cellartworkbyncq


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