Quarantine togetherness

With the coronavirus sweeping the globe, it seems that everything has been canceled. Day to day life has come to a halt for many and any sense of normalcy is welcome. That’s where social media comes in.

Although social distancing has made it hard to connect with people in person, the internet connects more and more people every day. Celebrities like Jimmy Fallon and Ellen Degeneres have reached out from their homes to give people a little bit of fun while they are stuck inside. 

Starting March 17, 2020, Jimmy Fallon, host of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” began posting at home editions of his popular show. Each day he features a new charity, from Feeding America, to Broadway Cares. There are even interviews with other quarantined celebrities, and graphics provided by Fallon’s six year old daughter.

“I wanted to just put something out there for you guys so we could have some levity in these bizarre times,” said Fallon

And he’s not the only one.  YouTube scientist Mark Rober has also been posting videos. During this pandemic, he will be hosting a science class live on YouTube three times a week. 

“This is an opportunity for me to share my passion with you guys, but also, it just felt like with everything going on right now, and the uncertainty, and with you guys home from school, it didn’t feel right to me to just put up one ten minute video a month,” said Rober in his first video. 

In fact, thanks to the coronavirus, nearly everyone is posting more. JK Studios!, the former cast of Studio C, will be posting quarantine themed videos every Monday, author Mo Willems is posting a doodling class every day, and Tik-Tok and Instagram are full of celebrities doing the same thing we all are. Many musicians are hosting concerts from their living rooms, Josh Groban, Coldplay, and John Legend. 

 Basically, stay safe out there, and we’ll be back in school before you know it.