From Demi Lovato to David Beckham, celebs participate in #IStayHomeFor challenge amid coronavirus

Demi Lovato (Photo: Instagram/ddlovato)
Demi Lovato (Photo: Instagram/ddlovato)

With most of Hollywood in isolation, celebrities are having to find new ways to entertain themselves.

But some, instead of making countless TikToks, are using their platforms to share the importance of self-isolation as the coronavirus continues to spread.

By staying home and avoiding interaction with others we can 'flatten the curve,' i.e. reduce the number of people getting infected all at once, as the disease spreads between people who are in close contact with one another. This happens when an infected person coughs or sneezes close enough to someone else for the droplets to be inhaled into the lungs, the Centers for Disease Control explains.

So celebs took to social media to participate in the challenge which sees people all around the world posting a photograph of themselves holding a sign that reads "#IStayHomeFor". They then add the names of their loved ones, driving the message that we need to self-isolate to protect the people we hold near and dear.


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#IStayHomeFor @kikkosedg! Hey everybody, it’s now so important to stay home and keep our distance from others if you are able. It’s one way we can help prevent the spread of #Coronavirus and save lives. The more of us who can, make it safer for those who can’t. So if you’re home too like me, post a video or photo with a sign like mine, telling who you are staying home for and ask 6 friends to do the same. Post it with the hashtag #IStayHomeFor so I can see and share. The more folks involved, the merrier - We’re all connected by various degrees (Trust me, I know!) I’m kicking it off with @jimmyfallon @eltonjohn @Brandicarlile @kevinhart4real @ddlovato @davidbeckham - but I encourage YOU ALL to join in too! Let’s use this 6 Degree thing to do some good! . . . . #Corona #Coronavirus #StayHome #StaySafe #6Degrees #ThinkingOfYou #SpreadTheWord

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Healthy carriers could be endangering or even causing the deaths of the most vulnerable: people 65 and up and people with underlying conditions. In order to help bring attention, I am joining the #IStayHomeFor campaign. #IStayHomeFor my grandmother, Mary Jane. Who do you stay home for? I nominate: @dakotafanning @nicholashoult @reedmorano @maxminghella @nicolekidman @naomiwatts And please let’s nominate MORE! We can only do this together. Thank you to all the COURAGEOUS healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, takeout/delivery employees, mail and package handlers and many others on the frontlines risking their safety and having to spend time away from their loved ones to protect our community. ?? You are our heros. #Corona #Coronavirus #IStayHomeFor #StaySafe #6Degrees #ThinkingOfYou #SpreadTheWord

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