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Stay active during the pandemic

Alaska kids are now getting less physical activity and more non-academic screen time than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic began according to a survey of nearly 750 parents across Alaska: 

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Play Every Day helps Alaskans stay active right now

The Play Every Day campaign is updating Alaska families about how to continue safe physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Play Every Day is a campaign with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to help Alaska children grow up at a healthy weight and encourage families to be physically active and choose healthy drinks.

Staying active during this challenging time can help your physical and mental health — improving your mood and sleep and reducing your stress. Play Every Day shares the latest guidance from the health department about how to get out and play safely. This guidance addresses playing with your family or household members, social distancing when being active outdoors, and guidelines for wearing a face covering when you’re active and could pass others.

Play Every Day is sharing its updates in several ways: