During quarantine, keep your friends close – from afar

A woman talks on the phone with a friend during quarantine
Friendships are more than just nice to have, they're a biological need for all humans. How are you maintaining your friendships from a distance?
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How long has it been since you've seen your best friend? Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us into isolation, loneliness was already a huge problem in the United States, affecting more than half of adults. And now we're seeing even less of each other.

But there are ways to maintain and even strengthen friendships while following stay-at-home orders. Even if they look a little different, we need those relationships more than ever.

MPR News host Angela Davis explores what close friendship looks like during a stressful health crisis.


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