Winter is coming, and this year it will arrive amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The world is preparing for a potentially bleak fall season, and, soon after, a dark winter where social gatherings might be limited and time spent outdoors will be few and far between.
Staying safe during the winter months might mean you have to stay home longer, developing habits established at the beginning of the pandemic around February and March.
NPR has published an informational graphic with tips on how to survive the coronavirus pandemic this winter. The tips are dished out in a comic book-style form, so it’s worth a scroll. Head over to NPR to check it out.
The five tips are:
- Get a flu shot.
- Develop an exercise routine within your home.
- Find someone to talk to since you might not see others.
- Reconnect with any friends you might not have seen.
- Create a comfortable workspace in your home.
People aren’t the only ones preparing for the winter pandemic. The Wall Street Journal reports that grocers are stockpiling supplies and building “pandemic pallets” ahead of winter. The decision was made in order to deal with the holiday rush coming soon.
- “Supermarkets are stockpiling groceries and storing them early to prepare for the fall and winter months, when some health experts warn the country could see another widespread outbreak of virus cases and new restrictions,” according to The Wall Street Journal.