Kate Chastain From ‘Below Deck’ Shares How She Plans to Avoid the Coronavirus

As a hearty Floridian, Kate Chastain from Below Deck knows how to deal with a crisis like the coronavirus. She is also well-versed on how to pull together a dynamite party with whatever provisions are on hand too.

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Now that Chastain has relocated to New York she’s in a city surrounded by close to 20 million people. So instead of stocking up on hand sanitizer and surgical masks, Chastain actually has the perfect solution. Which, according to her really isn’t that too far off from her usual routine.

She tweeted, “Due to recent safety concerns I am officially announcing I am self quarantined. That means I will be staying home, embracing being anti social and having all life items delivered. So basically nothing’s changed.”

Introverts are ready

Twitter lit up after Chastain’s post with several fans agreeing they planned to take similar steps. Also, several people posted on Twitter that introverts may have the best way to deal with the virus too.

“CDC: To prevent coronavirus stay home, avoid physical contact and don’t go into large crowds. Introverts: I’ve been preparing for this moment my entire life,” one person tweeted. Some people see this as an excellent excuse to just stay home too. “I don’t have coronavirus but I still quarantined myself for two weeks just in case.”

Another person joked about how introverts can touch their faces all they want being at home alone. “Introverts have never had a better time to shine. Stay home and touch your face all you want, you champions.” Plenty of people also had the same reaction as Chastain to the virus too. “#coronavirus has given me a whole new range of reasons to stay home, avoid crowds and physical contact. ‘Sarah, do you want to grab a coffee next week?’ ‘Sorry, can’t, you know, Coronavirus-times’. Introverts rejoice!”

But if you plan to leave the house …

The drumbeat of reminding people to wash their hands also has a few people wondering why people haven’t been handwashing all along. “This baffles me,” one person tweeted. “Every damn news and tv talk show is talking about hand washing. I’m like wtf were y’all doing before the Coronavirus?! Like dude were you licking your hands or what…”

Of course, instructional videos started circulating about exactly how to wash your hands. In fact, people are starting to hoard supplies like hand sanitizers and some stores are completely out of stock. “Re shortage of hand sanitizers due to coronavirus: The better protection is frequent, thorough handwashing with soap & water: 20 seconds washing, 10 seconds rinsing. In the absence of soap/sanitizer, washing with water is better than nothing. There’s no shortage of soap & water,” this person tweeted.

Healthy younger adults may be hoarding supplies and medical professionals are urging calm. “If you’re young and healthy, please don’t go panic buying all the medical supplies for yourself. The coronavirus poses the greatest risk for the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions like diabetes, smoking, heart disease, and obesity. Leave some supplies for them too,” Dr. Eugene Gu tweeted. Or again, you could just self-quarantine like Chastain.