University of Windsor
National University of Singapore
On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization ([WHO], 2020) declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic. Since then, measures, including various degrees of social distancing, have been put in place worldwide to limit the spread of the virus. Although restrictions vary regionally even within countries, the federal governments in Canada, USA, Singapore, and South Korea are strongly encouraging people to stay home and practice social distancing. Although these measures are necessary to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, evidence suggests they may negatively impact peoples’ mental health.Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore individuals’ coping mechanisms in dealing with quarantine and social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the study will examine the stresses related to COVID-19 and its influence on family functioning, both cohesion and conflicts and consequently the health and mental health of individuals.
University of Wyoming, Division of Social Work