The CDC has recommended that everyone wear a face mask in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In Illinois, it is a requirement that you wear a mask when you are out in places where there are other people nearby like at a park, grocery store, or pharmacy. Masks are very important because they stop you from spreading germs to others, and if worn by another, they stop them from spreading germs to you. It’s an extra precaution that will help stop the spread and keep those around us protected a little bit more.
Face masks can be hard to find and buy right now due to the high demand. Everyone needs at least one, so it is understandable that stores and online retailers are sold out of masks.
So, what can you do if you can’t buy something? Do it yourself! Today, we will be learning how to make face masks at home with items we already own. I chose these two videos because they are easy to follow and don’t require advanced sewing skills. There are a few different ways to make your mask at different difficulty levels, so there will be something for everyone! Let’s get started.
This first video shows you how to make three different kinds of masks. They all are perfectly acceptable to wear in public and are effective to stop the spread of germs. (Just make sure the mask covers your nose and mouth). As she says in the video, the CDC recommends using “tightly-knit cottons” for masks. This could be a bandanna or cotton tee shirt.
The first face mask she shows how to make requires no sewing, and the other two just require a line or two of simple stitches. You can totally make all these if you have a needle and thread! Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to cover your nose and mouth without slipping around your head.
This second video shows you how to make a face mask that will fit over your nose better, giving you more room to breathe. Though it requires a bit more time and sewing, it’s a good option for comfort and breathability.
Stay safe out there, and remember to always wear your mask!
(Although all of the restaurants are closed for dine-in eating, many have continued (or started) delivery and carry-out services. You can still support your favorite local eateries by ordering online or over the phone and purchasing food or drinks from them. It's a great way to support local business and treat yourself to a delicious meal you didn't have to cook yourself! Some you may have to cross town to pick up, but let's be honest, we have the time.
Here are some of the local restaurants still taking orders!
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We just wanted to give you an update on what we are doing during this confusing time. The Victoria Point office will be open regular hours until further notice. To reduce contact as is suggested by the state government, please feel free to call our email us with any questions you may have.
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The late winter/early spring time in Illinois can be pretty miserable. The wind, cold temperatures, and rainy weather make it very uncomfortable to be outside for more than a few minutes some days.
Champaign is a city full of culture, which can surprise a lot of people who have never been here. Although surrounded by cornfields and known primarily for its agricultural roots, Champaign is home to a variety of museums and cultural centers that enrich the community. From performing arts to history museums, there is something to draw anyone's interest.
Krannert Art Museum
Orpheum Children's Science Museum
Champaign County History Museum
It is 2020, and with a new year comes new resolutions. The majority of people have "get healthier" as their main resolution. Easier said than done, if you ask me. If you're goal is to make health more of a priority in 2020 but don't know where to start, try a group fitness class! For those who haven't been to the gym in awhile, it can be a little intimating to go again. In a group class, you can learn new ways to move and have fun while working out. Luckily, you have a huge selection of group classes right next door!
Every apartment at Victoria Point comes with a free membership to the Refinery Gym, rated one of the best gyms in Champaign-Urbana. The Refinery offers many different types of group fitness classes for all fitness levels and abilities. Do you prefer dancing to lifting weights? Try Zumba! Want something that will really push you to get stronger? Join a boot camp class. With so many options, you can have fun sticking to your resolution!
Click here to see the group fitness schedule for the week.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it seems Champaign-Urbana is in full holiday swing. There are so many events coming up, it's difficult to choose what to do! Each weekend can be as packed full of holiday events as you want with all of the the different options. Here are our picks for events not to miss in CU!
A Magical Cirque Christmas
Holiday Tasting at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery
Breakfast with Santa
Looking for Great BBQ place? This fast and casual BBQ joint is sure to hit the spot. Focused on hickory smoked BBQ, Lil Porgy's offers great food at a great price. Their homemade sauce is made fresh daily, adding delicious flavor to every dish. It is conveniently located on Springfield, so it's an easy place to either dine in or carry out. Check out their mouthwatering daily specials if you need more convincing.
Origninal Pancake house
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