Covid-Friendly Activities To Help Keep You Entertained & Engaged

Virtual Travel
Discover the New Seven Wonders of the World, marvel at fine art, or ooh and ahh at some cuddly pandas all while traveling virtually from the comforts of your couch:

Have you had wild success cultivating your home garden? Or is your green thumb neighbor continuing to drop off fresh veggies? Try a tasty, new, refreshing recipe this summer or update a favorite sammie (hint: the first recipe includes chicken fingers!).

TV, Music, Books, and Podcasts
If we can thank quarantine for anything, it’s a newfound appreciation for entertainment—be it books, movies, or podcasts. If you’re running out of things to keep you occupied, check out these “best of” lists and links for new inspiration, a laugh, and a thought-provoking discussion of Taylor Swift’s latest album drop.

Physical and Mental Wellness
The heat of the summer is lingering on, but that doesn’t mean your workout routine has to suffer. Find some tips to stay healthy in the sun, get moving with no equipment, and flex your mind.

Family Fun
Still trying to keep the kids entertained while they’re cooped up in the backyard? It might be time to consider taking a family road trip or getting together for a socially distanced play date. Check out these tips to keep everyone safe and entertained:

Staying Connected
If you’ve started to expand your “quaranteam” to a small group of close friends and family, consider some of the tips below for hosting a safe, outdoor gathering this summer. Or make up for that canceled European vacation at one of these beautiful domestic vacation spots.

Work from Home Resources
While most of us have settled in to the “new normal”—that is, working from home—you may be wondering how to keep team meetings and virtual get-togethers meaningful while still promoting company culture.

Ted Talks

Jane Goodall: Every Day You Live, You Impact the Planet
Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall says that humanity's survival depends on conservation of the natural world. In conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson, she tells the story of her formative days working with chimpanzees, how she transformed from a revered naturalist into a dedicated activist, and how she’s empowering communities around the world to save natural habitats.

Anne Pasternak: The Transformative Role of Art during the Pandemic
Museums are vessels of memory, knowledge, inspiration and dreams. Anne Pasternak, director of the Brooklyn Museum, makes the case for cultural institutions to take a leading role in supporting the world’s recovery from COVID-19—and shows how, in times of turmoil and disruption, the arts help us come together, heal, and rebuild a better society.

Charitable Resources
Communities and national organizations continue to step up and support those in need during these challenging times. Check out a few resources to help make the most of your time and efforts:

  • World Central Kitchen (WCK): WCK works across America in communities that need support to safely distribute individually packaged, fresh meals for children and families to pick up and take home, as well as deliver to seniors who cannot venture outside.
  • Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line provides access to free, 24/7 mental health support via text message.