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Community During a Pandemic

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It shouldn’t be surprising that the CDC has an entire section of its website dedicated to dealing with stress during COVID-19. In fact, “one in three Americans is dealing with symptoms of stress or anxiety, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics.” Extroverts and even ambiverts, like me, might be having a rougher time if we haven’t been able to replace our people time in virtual ways. Where can we find community right now? Where can we make a new community that doesn’t currently exist? Below are four recommendations for building or finding community to help battle isolation and anxiety. They are ranked from the easiest ones to start to, perhaps, the most challenging:

What ideas do you have for starting or finding community right now? Have you done one of the above, and can you share how it’s going? What’s working for you?

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