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Can You Hang Out With Friends If You Stay 6 Feet Apart?

Can You Hang Out With Friends If You Stay 6 Feet Apart?

Social distancing has become the new normal for the majority of Americans in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Many folks across the country have been staying at home for the better part of a month, in accordance with directives from government and health officials.

When people need to leave their homes — to go to the grocery store or pharmacy, for example — health experts have advised maintaining a 6-foot distance from others. 

The rule has caused some people to wonder if it’s safe to see friends, chat with neighbors or go for “social distancing walks,” as long as the 6-foot distance is honored. While experts have urged people not to visit one another’s homes during the pandemic (sorry, but that’s not social distancing!), spending time in the great outdoors is undoubtedly a bit murkier.

To get some insight into the parameters of

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How to stay motivated to workout from home, according to experts

How to stay motivated to workout from home, according to experts

While the country remains in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, you may be finding it difficult maintaining your regular workout routine or feeling motivated to exercise at all.

However, working out in some form on a regular basis will prove extremely beneficial for your physical health in the long run, not to mention also helping to alleviate some of the stress you may be experiencing.

Of course, finding the time and space to exercise while at home is far easier said than done. Nonetheless, with gyms being closed and people spending less time outdoors, we have to try our best to make do with our domestic surroundings.

The Independent has spoken to fitness experts who have provided their top tips for ways you can stay motivated to workout from home, in addition to some examples of exercises you can try.

From former Olympic athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill to Chris Hemsworth’s personal

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Telemedicine is great when you want to stay distant from your doctor, but older laws are standing in the way

Telemedicine is great when you want to stay distant from your doctor, but older laws are standing in the way

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Telehealth gives patients at home access to doctors miles away, a huge benefit when resources are limited and travel is dangerous. Jae Young Ju/ iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images

As of April 1, there are more than 179,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. Nowhere has been hit harder than New York City where there are more than 76,000 confirmed cases and 1,550 people have died. As many had feared, the city failed to “flatten the curve” and medical need has exceeded what the health system can provide.

In an effort to free up critical beds and resources, all elective surgeries have been canceled. Health officials are even urging people symptomatic for COVID-19 but less vulnerable – those who are generally healthy and under 60 years of age – to stay home and away from emergency rooms for fear of infecting others or taking up much-needed

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Coronavirus: Premier League stars spread the word to 'stay at home, save lives'

Premier League stars spread the word to ‘stay at home, save lives’

With the Premier League season on hold until April 30 at the earliest, the English top-flight’s big names still managed to get their message across on Saturday.

The Premier League, along with the majority of sporting tournaments and events across the globe, is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Many nations are in total or near-total lockdown, with people only allowed to leave their homes for essential trips and exercise.

Though there is no sport to keep people entertained, some of the biggest names – both players and managers – from the Premier League came together on Saturday at 1500 GMT to spread the message: “stay at home, save lives.”

Using his official Twitter and Instagram accounts, Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling shared a video.

“We need to stay at home, let’s help our NHS by staying home, only leave if you need food, medicine or exercise,”

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Here is where you can and can’t go under North Carolina’s ‘stay at home’ order

On Monday at 5 p.m., North Carolina starts a new life under stay-at-home restrictions.

Friday afternoon, Gov. Roy Cooper announced a statewide stay-at-home order. Wake County, Durham and Orange County already follow similar rules.

So what does this mean? Can I still get groceries, go jogging, buy a book, change my oil? Yes, yes, yes and yes.

But it’s complicated.

Here is a breakdown of how Cooper’s announcement will change your routine.

For more frequently asked questions, the governor’s office provides this FAQ.

How long will the order last?

The order takes effect Monday, March 30, at 5 p.m. It will be in effect for 30 days, until April 29, but “can be revised or extended.” The order is mandatory.

What will remain open in North Carolina?

For a snapshot, here is what will remain open, according to a press release from the governor’s office: “Restaurants that provide take-out, drive-thru

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How to clean your groceries and stay safe when food shopping

How to clean your groceries and stay safe when food shopping

With lockdown conditions imposed on the UK, the majority of the nation’s daily routines have come to halt with activities such as food shopping being kept to a bare minimum.

Some of the biggest public concerns surrounding the outbreak so far have been related to supermarkets, from whether essential groceries and household items will remain in good supply to how to stay safe while we shop.

By now, people have become used to taking precautions such as washing their hands regularly and practising safe social distancing but with online delivery slots fully booked for weeks ahead, venturing out to the shop is a necessity.

Supermarkets are notoriously busy places that are filled with products touched by a number of people and while retailers are doing their best to employ measures to help shoppers keep their distance from one another, customers are left wondering what the risk of exposure to the

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How fast-food workers and other restaurant employees considered 'essential' can stay safe as they continue to go to work, according to experts

How fast-food workers and other restaurant employees considered ‘essential’ can stay safe as they continue to go to work, according to experts

An employee at a McDonald's in Washington, DC, looks at the order screen to see what she has to prepare next, while wearing gloves.
An employee at a McDonald’s in Washington, DC, looks at the order screen to see what she has to prepare next, while wearing gloves.

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  • Some fast-food workers are terrified about catching the coronavirus at work, as they have been classified as “essential” employees. 

  • Experts recommend trying to stay six feet away from coworkers or customers, washing hands regularly, and wearing gloves when touching items handled by other people. 

  • If workers have any COVID-19 symptoms, such as a fever of over 100.4 degrees, a cough, or difficulty breathing, they should stay home. Companies of 50 to 500 workers are now required to offer workers paid sick leave. 

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As many businesses shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak, fast-food workers are still expected to show up for shifts. And, many employees are terrified of getting sick themselves. 

Groups such as truck

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Despite coronavirus, millions of workers can't stay home. Are they safe?

Despite coronavirus, millions of workers can’t stay home. Are they safe?

Matt Dustin had a wrenching decision to make: Take an unpaid leave from his job or keep working at the shipbuilding company where he feared catching the coronavirus and bringing it home to his vulnerable wife.

Dustin decided to forgo his pay.

“There is no social distancing there at all,’’ says Dustin, who is taking a leave of absence from his job in Bath, Maine, because his wife has a heart condition and asthma, putting her at higher risk of contracting COVID-19. “If they put you to work, you’re working right on top of each other.”

His union has asked that non-essential employees be allowed to stay home and get paid. But so far the company hasn’t budged. So Dustin says he will be at home, dipping into his savings if he must to make ends meet. 

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Why NC officials say ‘stay home,’ you don’t need a test for mild symptoms of COVID-19

Why NC officials say ‘stay home,’ you don’t need a test for mild symptoms of COVID-19

State officials want people with mild symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home and possibly skip being tested as health care workers’ supplies shrink and wait times for test results grow.

Some communities in North Carolina are already under “stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders, including Mecklenburg County, the state’s most-populous county. Restrictions to force more people to work from home and avoid non-essential errands and travel go into effect Thursday night in Durham and Friday night in Orange County. Those orders permit people to leave their homes to seek medical treatment, as well as for some other needs.

But now N.C. health officials say that because health care workers are strained and testing is limited, more people — specifically those with mild symptoms — should stay home.

“Testing is most important for people who are seriously ill, in the hospital, people in high-risk settings like nursing homes or

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Sport England launches ‘Join the Movement’ campaign to help nation stay active during lockdown

Sport England launches ‘Join the Movement’ campaign to help nation stay active during lockdown

A national campaign aimed at helping people to stay active while staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic has been launched by Sport England.

The sporting body hopes that its “Join the Movement” campaign will inspire people to come up with creative ways to stay active during the lock down.

Sport England is encouraging the public to share their ideas using the hashtag #StayInWorkOut to encourage others to keep fit while staying home in accordance with government guidelines.

The campaign will have its own online hub that people can visit to access a range of home workouts.

It will include existing free content and advice from organisations such as the NHS. Fitness coaches and influencers such as Les Mills on Demand, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) and Fiit have also provided support.

The campaign will also encourage people to exercise near to where they live, in groups of no more

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