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Chesapeake grandmother connects with family from a distance during coronavirus

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 14:32:34-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A Chesapeake grandmother is staying connected with her grandchildren from a distance during the coronavirus pandemic.

Joey Price's family shared a picture on Facebook showing him playing tic-tac-toe with his grandmother through a glass door, letting his family spend time together while also complying with social distancing guidelines.

"Some tears but mostly smiles," Joey's parents said of the visit in a Facebook post. "The Price children miss their grandparents!"

Gov. Ralph Northam's stay-at-home order, put in place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, says Virginians are only allowed to leave their house if they need to go out for essential things such as work and grocery stores.

Experts recommend that family visits, especially with older family members, should be avoided. But visits like Joey's - or virtual visits through phone calls or FaceTime - are encouraged.

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