Activities You Can Do During Quarantine & Self-Isolation

Apicha Community Health Center Mar 26, 2020  

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many folks have begun to quarantine and self-isolate. Although this is beneficial to slowing the spread of the coronavirus, being quarantined has a big impact on our daily lives. 

If you're spending your time at home, being confined can make you feel stir crazy or in need of some entertainment. To help get you through quarantine, here are several at-home activities you can do to entertain yourself and keep busy. 

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Activities to do during quarantine

1. Read a book

Reading a book can keep you mentally engaged, and take up a good chunk of time. Whether you have hard copies of books on your bookshelf, or use a Kindle, reading can help you pass the time. If you don't have any books, public libraries are offering online versions of select titles. 

2. Do some spring-cleaning

Not everyone may love spring-cleaning, but it certainly keeps you busy. And since you're stuck at home, it's a perfect time to go through your closet and purge items you no longer need or want. 

3. Have a group video party

It can be hard to be away from friends and family during this time. But you can still keep in touch, and spend time with them. Set up a group video party with your friends or family. You can dress up, have a snack, enjoy a happy hour, or share a virtual meal with everyone. 

4. Exercise

Just because you can't leave your home, doesn't mean you can't move your body. Exercise is beneficial to your physical and mental wellbeing. There are countless at-home work outs you can find online, and get moving. You can also check out our at-home fitness guide here.

5. Play games

If you're quarantined at home with room mates, family, or your partner, playing games is a good activity. If you don't have any games, there are some you can play online, or order for delivery.

6. Bake or cook something delicious

Baking and cooking at home can also help pass the time -- and give you something yummy to snack on. Depending on what you like, there are plenty of recipes online for you to check out. You can also as a family or friend for a recipe you love.

7. Take an online course

Many colleges and universities have begun to offer some of their course for free. So if you have enough time and interest, you can check out courses available. A popular course offered by Yale, "The Science of Well-Being," is available for you here. 

8. Find a podcast or two.

If you're sick of watching TV or scrolling through your phone, consider a podcast. Whatever you're interested in, it's likely there is a podcast for it. 

9. Complete the census.

The 2020 census has begun, and if you're stuck at home, now is a great time to fill out the survey. The census is important, and your participation helps improve your community. Complete the census here. 


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