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Kelly Ripa Says It's Okay to Feel Scared and Alone in Thoughtful Post Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Junie Sihlangu
Mar 25, 2020
07:00 A.M.
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On Monday, March 23, 2020, television personality Kelly Ripa, 49, took to her Instagram account to share some mental health tips amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Ripa shared with her fans an “It’s OK/It’s Not OK list.” The list outlined things that were ok and those that weren’t ok as people try their best to survive the current outbreak

The “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan” co-host wrote: “It’s ok to feel scared and alone and helpless.” She also noted: “It’s ok to feel overwhelmed worrying about money, jobs and the sheer number of cases.”

Kelly Ripa at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020, in California | Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images


Things that are not ok amid COVID-19

Her list included more ok things to do or feel during this time. For her not ok list she wrote: “It is not ok to congregate in large groups. It’s not ok to shake hands.”

The star also added: “It is not ok to hoard toilet paper, food and alcohol.” Ripa also included in her list that “It is not ok to pretend that you’re feeling fine if you aren’t.”


Ripa shares Do & Don’t list on show

The television personality also shared her list on the episode of “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan.” Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, 45, hosted the show from their homes.

Besides giving her fans some worthwhile tips about surviving the pandemic, the co-host also gave a monetary donation. She and her husband, Mark Consuelos, donated $1 million to aid in relief efforts.


Kelly & Mark’s donation

According to a source, the funds would be partly allocated to the New York Governor’s Office. It will be used to buy ventilators that are much needed.


How will the funds be used

The rest of the money will be given to WIN, an organization that runs 11 women’s shelters across New York City. The city has been one of those that were hit hard by the outbreak.


Jenna Dewan jokes during quarantine

Despite the seriousness of the pandemic, Ripa also showed that some humor was quite welcome during this difficult time. On Sunday, Jenna Dewan joked about her routine at home since the quarantine.


Dewan reveals social distancing routine

In the post, Dewan revealed that she’d managed to take a shower, “put on makeup AND put on real clothes all before noon.” Ripa commended Dewan on her achievement especially since she’d just had a baby.


Ripa wears hubby’s T-shirt amid quarantine

She then shared how she’d been wearing her husband’s “T-shirt for 10 days.” On the same day, Ripa took to her Instagram to share a photo showing how her gray her was showing since the quarantine began.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!