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Pandemic Restrictions Can Be Harder For Kansas Citians Living Alone

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A woman in a dark room pushes aside curtains to look out a window.
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Stay-at-home orders can be harder on those who live alone and rely on meeting with friends and family for their social health.

Some may wonder how long they can quarantine with friends or family — 24/7 under the same roof — but those who live alone are now without those people in their usual social spaces. We hear advice for getting through the pandemic shutdown while flying solo.

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