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During this time when we all must stay at home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, it can be a challenge to find ways to incorporate daily routines or new ones into the COVID "normal".   Below are ideas to help you stay active at home; find things to do with the kids; and share things the community is doing to help one another.   Share your tips or good news stories at Communications@sandyspringsga.gov

Stay Active!

While gyms are closed due to COVID-19, you can still stay active at home. Physical health can help support positive mental health during the time of social distancing and self-quarantine. 

Tony Horton: Invent of P90X, is providing free video workouts on his Facebook page. 

Yoga with Ted McDonald: As the CEO of 5 Point Yoga, Ted is providing live yoga videos on his Facebook page.

Barry's AT-HOME: The nationwide gym program is providing free, high intensity at home workouts on Instagram TV.

Orangetheory: Providing daily 30-minute workout videos that you can do at home with objects you can find around the house. 

Rumble Boxing: Help reduce the stress by following Rumble's at home video classes on Instagram TV. Rumble combines boxing with high intensity workout.

305 Fitness: Get up and dance! 305 Fitness provides two live streams everyday to help you stay active! You can tune in on Youtube.

Corepower Yoga: Find your center at home with free online sessions on Corepower Yoga's website.

Get Creative!

Popular artists are providing prompts, tips, and tricks to help everyone get creative at home. 

Wendy Mac: The New York Times bestselling Illustrator is providing daily, at home art prompts on her Instagram page titled #drawtogether

Carson Ellis: The bestselling picture book author and illustrator is providing daily art prompts on her Instagram account. Her simplistic prompts allow for every young artist to put their own spin each day. 

Jarrett Lerner: Let your little artist get creative with comic strips. Jarrett not only provides blank comic strips but also has "Finish this Comic" so that anyone can be creative! You can find all of these resources on Jarrett's website

Learning Made FUN!

Here are a few websites that have made their services free during the time in which schools are closed. They provide interactive opportunities to keep students engaged while studying at home. 

BrainPop: The fun cartoon teaching videos feature Tim and his robot friend, Moby. They help explain topics in all subjects through their videos and adventures. BrainPop also includes activities to pair with the videos. 

Education.com: While normally a paid service, Education.com is providing their premiere services for free during school closures. The site provides a multitude of mediums to excite every young student. You can find study packets, educational games, songs, and stories. 

Sandy Springs Rec and Parks: Our Rec and Parks Department are providing Virtual Program through our Facebook page. Daily themed activities will help keep the entire family occupied with fun!

Keeping Work Functional

Companies like Zoom, Microsoft, Google, Slack, and Cisco Webex are providing premium services for free during the pandemic so that companies and individuals can communicate while practicing Social Distancing and Self - Quarantine. 

Little Dose of Goodness

During these difficult times, people have learned to come together and support each other. We need to remember to find the light in dark times. 

Hammond Nails: The local Sandy Springs nail salon helped support local health care professionals at Northside Hospital by donating all of the salon's 3M masks and gloves. These supplies will help protect the individuals who are risking their health to care for our community. 

Celebrity Bedtime Stories: Celebrities are videoing themselves reading their favorite children's books and sharing them on Save with Stories

City Springs Arts Center: Chef Tyrone and his team made sure food ordered for now-canceled events at City Springs did not go to waste. He spent the day in the kitchen cooking up 200 meals, which were transported to the Community Assistance Center to help with their meal outreach program.

Feeding the Frontlines: Breadwinner Cafe, located in the Springs Landing shopping center at 220 Sandy Springs Circle, along with residents Shaun and Alisa Winters, recently launched an effort called Feeding the Frontlines to provide meals to workers at Emory Hospital and Northside Hospital. With each $10 donation, Breadwinner Cafe will prepare a lunch with a sandwich, side salad, bag of chips and a cookie and deliver it to the hospitals. Visit their GoFundMe page for more information. 

 

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