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Kites, treats and movies: How people are coping with COVID-19 self isolation

Last Updated Mar 19, 2020 at 10:34 am PDT

People in self isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic are finding creative ways to pass the time, including flying kites. (Courtesy Twitter: @jos58508720)

Many people are following the advice of public health officials and self isolating

From gardening to reading to flying a kite, people are finding creative ways to pass the time

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, public health officials and world leaders are increasingly sending the same message: stay home.

In Canada, anyone who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or anyone returning from outside the country is expected to self-isolate for 14 days.

Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose wife (Sophie Grégoire Trudeau) has been diagnosed with the virus, is working from home.

Just as spring begins to rear its head, many of us are stuck indoors. So we wanted to know how people are coping with the new reality.

If you want to share your self-isolation experience and tips, please share stories, videos and pictures on Twitter (tag @NEWS1130), on our Facebook page, or email kelvin.gawley@rci.rogers.com.