Dr. Nan Littleton, psychologist and, Professor Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University said almost everyone is in what she calls crisis mode right now, in other words, she said, in shock, due to the reality of the coronavirus pandemic.
Littleton said one significant way to help alleviate anxiety is self-care which includes following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention such as regular handwashing. “We’ve got to do those things. We’re not used to washing our hands for twenty seconds. We may not be used to using hand sanitizer at the drop of a hat or doing the social distancing but those things are all really important and ways that we take care of ourselves,” said Littleton.