Public schools are closing, universities are holding classes online, major events are getting canceled, and cultural institutions are shutting their doors. The disruption of daily life for many Americans is real and significant -- but so are the potential life-saving benefits.
It's all part of an effort to do what epidemiologists call flattening the curve of the COVID1-9 pandemic.
To read more on LAist about why officials are advising individuals to stay home, click here.
In the meantime, as people continue to self-isolate, social distance and work from home, there’s potential for new stressors and tensions to arise. Have you had disagreements within your family or friends about how and whether to quarantine? Has your marriage or roommate situation been tested by increased hours spent together? Or, on the flip side, have there been unexpected joys in spending more time with your loved ones? Tell us the upsides, the downsides and how you’re dealing by calling 866-893-5722.
With files from LAist.
George Rutherford, M.D., head of Division of Infectious Disease and Global Epidemiology and professor of epidemiology at UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine