Kody Brown and his sister wives are quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic, but Brown and wife Christine still found a way to mark their 26th wedding anniversary. The couple talked to Us Weekly about their low key celebration.
“We actually had this great plan to put a door in our house because our whole upstairs is a loft and we haven’t had a door to our bedroom,” Christine told the outlet. “We went to the hardware store following social distancing rules, of course, but they didn’t have what we were looking for so we had to order it. So we had a Home Depot date. Then we made one of our favorite dinners and ate with the girls and played games.”
Christine went on to explain the secret to their long marriage are lessons she learned by reading Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success by Napoleon Hill.
“The biggest problem people are having right now is that they don’t have a purpose in their daily lives,” she said. “So I think we all need to reconnect and figure out what that purpose is. If our purpose is family and communication then we’ll find new ways to do that, even if we can’t have face-to-face communication. Right now our family is so spread out so it’s been important for us to find new ways to connect and to rekindle that sense of purpose.”
Kody explained how his wives and their 18 children are managing during the quarantine.
“We’re all working from home, however, some of us are not able to do necessary travel for work, and some of our entire industries are shut down,” he said. “Two of my wives run an online business so they are still working remotely but they aren’t able to do some of the in-person tasks they normally do. Overall, there have been some setbacks and some things have slowed down significantly.”
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.
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.