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How to cope if someone in your house gets COVID

Greater Good Magazine, Feb. 15, 2021

February 15, 2021

How to cope if someone in your house gets COVID

Psychologist Jessica Borelli says it can be extremely stressful when families in quarantine have to move quickly to adjust their usual routines and family roles. Some people have to rearrange space allocation in their house, figure out child care or other household duties, and decide if and how they can continue working. “There’s a tremendous amount of anxiety and distress, and sometimes anger, resentment, and frustration, too,” she says. “People need to find time to take care of themselves if they can.”