5 Tips for Working From Home or Self-Quarantining During COVID-19
Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, many of us now find ourselves working from home and staying in our homes in order to do our part to help flatten the curve. We know moving from on-campus life to home life is a big shift and can upset your normal routine. Here are a few tips to help you stay productive, happy and healthy while remaining indoors:
- Take breaks by getting outside. A change in your routine can make it hard to stay focused. Taking short breaks and spending some time outside can help you feel refreshed and ready to get back to work.
- Move your body! The gym might be closed, but getting 30 minutes of exercise each day by going for a short walk/run or doing exercises at home is a great way to stay active and help you concentrate.
- Chat with others over FaceTime or online. We know staying in can feel a little lonely. Check in with friends and co-workers over FaceTime to stay connected.
- Take a moment to meditate. We’re living in a stressful time. A quick meditation can help you check in with your body and release any unwanted tension you might be carrying.
- Create a comfortable work environment. When working from home, it’s important to separate your time working from your time off. If possible, create a space that’s just for working that isn’t where you relax or sleep.
Remember to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Wipe down surfaces that are frequently used, such as light switches, door handles, phones and laptops.
What to do if you or someone else is sick or fears exposure:
Any member of the Stetson community who has been to campus in the last 14 days and feels they may have come into direct contact with the virus causing COVID-19 or is experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever over 100.3, cough, shortness of breath) should alert Stetson immediately. Fill out this online form: Stetson University: COVID-19 Report a Concern Form. During business hours, call Health Service (386-822-8150). After business hours, call Public Safety (386-822-7300). If you are concerned about someone else’s exposure, also let us know. Don’t just tell them to do so. This also applies to our College of Law students, faculty and staff.