If you are tired of being cooped up and nervous about the pandemic, you may be feeling "COVID-19 fatigue."
Rather than giving up on social distancing, find ways to safely be around others.
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Although COVID fatigue is hitting many people hard, health officials say it's important to stay vigilant and continue to separate from others.
Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health said, "Vaccines will be coming on to the market. When they come on to the market, they are going to be free, so let's not waiver from a consistent course and a consistent practice right now because that is really the way that we can get to the other side of this outbreak."
To help cope with COVID fatigue, experts recommend getting some exercise and talking to someone about it.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a plethora of information on how to protect yourself and other from the coronavirus.
The virus can easily spread from person to person, so the CDC recommends you stay at least 6-feet apart from people not in your household. The virus is spread through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, breaths or talks, according to the CDC. Because of this, the CDC recommends you wear a cloth facemask when around others and in public.
Additionally, the CDC recommends that you frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Symptoms to look out for include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, a sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea, according to the CDC.
Click here to find more COVID-19 information from the CDC.
If you suspect you have the coronavirus, you should seek out testing and self-quarantine.
Click here to find more COVID-19 information from the Alabama Department of Public Health.