In New York and states across the country, stay-at-home orders are lifting, and non-essential businesses are reopening to the public. For many, life is beginning to feel a little more “normal.” With a conclusive vaccine still in the works, however, Americans are now faced with the challenge of navigating their daily lives amidst the present danger of COVID-19. As the nation slowly attempts to resume somewhat normal operations, new social standards and individual practices must be implemented in order to mitigate the threats posed by the virus.

As directed by guidelines set forth by the the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gertrude Robertson, an occupational therapist in Brooklyn, New York recommends the following measures for keeping yourself healthy during the pandemic. …

When COVID first hit the United States in early 2020, a steep incline in case numbers necessitated lock down measures, confining many to their homes. Even now as stay-at-home mandates ease across the nation, many Americans are working from home, studying from home, and spending more time inside than ever before.

Not surprisingly, these new “normal” lifestyles have presented distinct challenges for the maintenance of both physical and mental health. Weight gain, anxiety, and depression are all reportedly on the rise — likely due to increased isolation and fewer opportunities for exercise.

As an occupational therapist in Brooklyn, New York, Gertrude Robertson is focused on delivering compassionate, individualized care through holistic approaches. With her clients and the general population, she highlights the importance of mindfully working to maintain both physical and mental health amidst the coronavirus pandemic. For those struggling to stay calm and healthy, the following guide is an excellent resource. …

Over the course of the last several years, the widespread popularity of social media has drastically altered how we communicate and process information. Not shockingly, these platforms have played a tremendous role in how the global population has encountered, processed, and navigated the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Like all things, social media has its own distinct pros and cons in context of COVID-19. While networking outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and even TikTok have proven excellent resources for spreading awareness about the virus, they have also posed considerable threats by enabling the spread of harmful misinformation.

The following is Brooklyn, New York occupational therapist Gertrude Robertson’s assessment of how social media has proven itself both a useful tool and problematic roadblock in the maneuvering of today’s pandemic. …


Gertrude Robertson

Occupational Therapy from Brooklyn, New York

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