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Stay connected virtually during the coronavirus pandemic

FaceTime: No need to download an app for Mac users

April 21. Miss hanging out face to face while social distancing? Video calls are a workaround.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep us apart physically, it’s more important than ever to connect with loved ones virtually, according to Atrium Health.

Spending time with loved ones can improve your health.

It can help:

—Increase your sense of belonging

—Reduce your anxiety and stress

—Boost your happiness

—Improve your self-worth

With so many video call options out there, choosing the best one can be confusing.

Atrium Health offers this guide to help you decide

6 ways to socialize—from a distance

FaceTime: Best for Apple folks. No need to download an app because it’s already built in.

Google Hangouts: Best for Gmail users. Easy to access from your Gmail account.

Google Duo: Best for crystal clear connections. Offers a higher quality video experience.

Skype: Best for computer users. It’s been around forever so most know how to use it.

Messenger: Best for Facebook enthusiasts. Easy to use from your Facebook account.

Houseparty: Best for playing games with pals. Built-in games, like trivia, make playing easy.

Other resources and how to get care from home are available at AtriumHealth.org/Coronavirus.

Call 704-468-8888 if you have symptoms or questions.

You can text COVID to 31493 for coronavirus-related tips and updates from Atrium Health.