ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — There’s only so much Netflix a person can watch and only so many times one can open the refrigerator hoping a new snack has magically appeared before cabin fever takes hold.
The advice across the country, including New Mexico, is that people stay home and practice social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19. As a result, people are finding themselves cooped up at home faced with hours of idle time.
The arrival of coronavirus to New Mexico’s borders has led to the temporary shuttering of movie theaters, bars, churches, sporting events, schools and any other place where large crowds gather. In addition, many companies are asking their employees to work remotely.
According to verywellmind.com, symptoms of cabin fever could include restlessness, lethargy, sadness or depression, trouble concentrating, decreased motivation, changes in weight and hopelessness.