It's an unhappy twist on the idea of cabin fever.
You might say "corona fever'' is hitting people across the community — not a literal fever from the virus, but the kind that makes people stir crazy.
Some local families are doing something about it, something simple like hiking a trail at Winnekenni Park or having fun at a playground or walking the dog.
With kids out of school, many people unable to go to work and places like movie theaters closed, parents and children are taking to outdoor activities.
Mother Nature is cooperating. Last week she provided a couple of warm days, and more are coming with the arrival of spring.
Besides getting people out of the house, visits to places like Winnekennni Park gave moms and dads and the kids an emotional break from their concerns about the coronavirus crisis.