I sent out a Stay At Home newsletter with things to do and info about COVID-19. Working on a challenge for staying connected with friends.
Firstly, virtual happy hours with friends are an inspirational way to help friends stay connected. Secondly, many artists have released tutorials on how to create their art. Donald Robertson is one such artist. He's released 4 tutorials on Instagram to date that inspire me to engage with my creative side. Thirdly, there are many social media challenges on Tik Tok and Instagram that help create community. The stay at home initiative by Instagram is a great way for everyone to collaborate and talk about their at home experience together.
In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?
Virtual happy hours inspire me to use Facetime and Zoom to stay connected with friends and host virtual conversations. Art tutorials inspire me to stay creative and I've been painting, drawing more. The social media efforts inspire my teenage sisters more than me. They feel like they're part of a larger community.
In what ways did you share this information?
I share this information through my personal Instagram, business Instagram, and business newsletter.
What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?
Updates about the development of a vaccine. Action steps for businesses and young people during COVID-19 takeover.
What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?
Businesses need to know if they're necessary or not. Many are still operating and putting their employees at risk or not paying them. Teenagers and 20 year olds need to understand the severity of the virus and that not everyone has symptoms. Many find it cool to see others and break the rules. Young people who are still in (virtual) school are confused about what they should be doing during this time and how to connect with others.