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Kelly Ripa Shares List Of Things It's OK And Not OK To Do During Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Clark Sparky

Like all responsible Americans, Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos are quarantined at home in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. And also like many people, Ripa is struggling with how to act and think during this strange time.

On Monday, she shared a list to Instagram of things it's OK and not OK to be doing right now.

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"It’s ok to feel scared and alone and helpless. It's ok to feel overwhelmed worrying about money, jobs and the sheer number of cases. It’s ok to think you’re developing symptoms every time you read a new news article. It’s ok to not know what to say to your kids when they ask why," the "OK" side read.

It continued, "It’s ok to not understand the math that your kids are doing in school. It’s ok to feel frustrated that you can't hug your parents or convince them to stay inside. It's ok to cook the same thing over and over then reheat the leftovers. It's ok to work from home in your pajamas. It's ok to watch mindless TV. It's even ok to make TikTok videos with your kids."

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"It is not ok to congregate in large groups," the "not OK" side read. "It's not ok to shake hands. It is not ok to hoard toilet paper, food and alcohol. It is not ok to profiteer from hand sanitizer. It is not ok to pretend that you’re feeling fine if you aren’t It is not ok to not wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and hot water."

"It is not ok to only think of yourself. It is not ok to judge others ever, but especially now. It is not ok to give up. It is not ok to suffer anxiety attacks in silence," Ripa concluded. "Be good to one another. We'll get through it together."

Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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