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.
Have you had to self-isolate in B.C. due to COVID-19?
Tweet @NEWS1130 with your photos and videos:
-Why are you in isolation?
-How long have you been isolated & how much longer do you have to go?
-What are you doing to cope?
-What advice do you have for others in isolation?
— NEWS 1130 (@NEWS1130) March 19, 2020
My advice to others if you can stay home please do so. Our seniors, health care workers, EMS and grocery store workers need our support so they can be there for us!
— meleo1 (@MarilynLeonidas) March 19, 2020
My wife and I are self isolating because we are disabled confined to wheelchairs and like seniors, are at a higher risk.
— Roy Maurice Perron (@RoyMauricePerro) March 19, 2020
Three kids all have birthdays within lockdown time. We are going oldschool with icecream and hotdogs!
— Sarah Miller (@SarahMi41046457) March 19, 2020
Isolation waiting for test result from covid 19 stock up on books movies and soup iam on day 4 10 to go text family friends dont ignore them sleep if you can coughing too bad for me to sleep and if you can open windows let the warm sunshine in pic.twitter.com/vFd0yMv6ZM
— shauna milne (@crazymama_2) March 19, 2020
Playing video games and texting my fiancee and cleaning, don't let yourself get too bored and stir crazy, find a at home workout you can do
I have 12 days left
— Brendan Harpham (@Bharpham33) March 19, 2020
I’ve been self isolating since November. I have Myeloma which is a blood cancer where your body doesnt make antibodies so you are immunocompromised. Was self isolating to avoid flu and colds but not covid19 is here too. Only been out for my weekly chemo sessions and oncologist .
— Debbie Ellwood (@hookellwood) March 19, 2020
As far as coping, walking around Surrey Lake Park, photography, watching movies etc. It’s boring but I’m not sick and know it could be so much worse.
— Scott Graham (@WFLBC) March 19, 2020
Perfect time for yard work! Lots to do before it all grows in! Day 3. Work on computer till noon, then digging and pulling weeds. Also have to make a new table top as glass broke from wind. Lots to do. Haven’t turned the tv on yet. pic.twitter.com/cavs9Ql74r
— Skeedler (@Skeedler1) March 19, 2020
Home early from Europe vacation on day 2 os self isolation. We have a full freezer/ pantry so will be fine. Have materials to paint our kitchen and bathroom, with a list of new recipes to try, and movies to watch.
— Deborah Morton (@debmorton1108) March 19, 2020
– I have asthma and I want to be cautious.
– I’ve been home (only grocery store/shoppers) for 7 days and I won’t stop until we are on the downward curve and medical resources free up (I don’t want to be careless and take resources away from those who need it
– get a workout app!
— Elizabeth George (@georgeelizabeth) March 19, 2020
It’s great. I’ve been running through the trails near my house and then reading all day. I’ve seen this guy 2 days in a row now. pic.twitter.com/PwEyLZwGJn
— Kat Ling (@sapphkat) March 19, 2020
— jos (@jos58508720) March 19, 2020