Moving House During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus Pandemic caused one in ten adult adults (18 and over) to move house. This outbreak affected young adults the most because of the widespread job losses and college housing closures during the early spring. Asian and Hispanic adults were more likely to move during the outbreak than their white counterparts. However, the effects of the pandemic are far more widespread than the disease itself. There are some steps you can take to avoid getting infected.

Moves to a family member’s home

As a result of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, millions of U.S. residents have either moved to family members’ homes, vacated their own homes, or are in the process of doing so. According to a Pew Research Center survey, 22% of adults in the U.S. know someone who moved during the outbreak. And, of those, one-in-five adults have moved for financial or other reasons.

Moving to an apartment or hotel room

In the wake of the recent Coronavirus pandemic, many people have turned to hotels to shelter from the virus. While a hotel is not a suitable option for single travelers, those who share a room or bathroom can get away with it. This is especially useful in city neighborhoods where overcrowding has made living in an apartment impossible. During this time, the New York hotel industry has suffered.

Moving to a new permanent home

During the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus, millions of Americans have moved, sometimes from college dorms that closed to unsafe neighborhoods and from housing they could no longer afford. In a Pew Research Center survey, one in five U.S. adults moved for safety reasons. Of those surveyed, 22% had to relocate because of the outbreak, and 14% of people said that they knew of at least one person who had relocated because of the virus.

Avoiding crowds

The public health policy to prevent COVID-19 infections is under severe scrutiny due to its vagueness. The simple advice to avoid crowded places has now been accompanied by a series of complicated strategic decisions. For instance, a majority of citizens heed this recommendation. But if a specific area or time is unsafe, the recommendation must be clarified. This would allow the community to make the right judgment.

Stress-free moving

If you’re planning to move house during the current Coronavirus pandemic, here are some helpful tips. Keep the moving area clean and sanitized, and limit your exposure to others in the area. While moving can be stressful enough, the added stress of moving during a pandemic is even more stressful. If you’re unsure of what to do, consult the CDC and WHO for recommendations.

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