Mayo Clinic Q&A: Social Isolation During COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 surge sweeps across the U.S., it's crucial that people stay home and avoid gatherings to reduce the community spread of the virus. But for some, that loneliness is becoming an epidemic within the pandemic. Social isolation, especially for people in high-risk health care facilities, like nursing homes, is taking a toll on their mental health. Health care professionals say people have an intuitive desire to gather and seek companionship. Even introverts are struggling with isolation. (Published 12/08/2020)