"This Is Serious"

Is Serena Williams spending time at home because of the coronavirus? Maybe so, maybe no. The tennis champion took to Instagram on Friday (March 13) to share her plans to remain home because of the pandemic.


“Spending the next 6 weeks in solitude,” Serena told her Instagram fans. The celebrity went on to tell her social media followers that she would focus on “being a wife. Being a mom. Cooking. Cleaning. Spring cleaning. Face mask. Makeup tutorials. I’ll let you know how it goes…. stay safe everyone. This is serious.”

Serena Williams checked back in with her fans on Friday evening to provide an update. “First day off? 2 naps… A bag of popcorn…. and well that sums up my day. No cooking… no cleaning. So Back to training tomorrow @derickpierson,” she said.

The coronavirus has many working remotely as government officials attempt to slow the spread of the illness. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is one of many to close all schools within its region in an attempt to curb the pandemic. New York has established containment zones, which limit social interaction.

Timothy Sheahan, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill recently told shared his advice about combating COVID-19 during an interview with Pharmacy Today.

“As far as coronavirus, [pharmacists should tell patients] the usual stuff – if you’ve been out, handwashing is really important and is the most overlooked, simple thing you can do to protect yourself,” the doctor shared. “And be aware of where you’ve been and who you’ve been around, especially if they are sick,” Sheahan added. “That’s pretty practical advice.”

You can search the Center for Disease Control’s (CDCs) website to get more information about COVID-19. Stay tuned for more celebrity family news!

Photo: Serena Williams/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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