On any other Sunday, CNN news editor Michelle Krupa, her husband and their two young boys would be hunting for empty seats at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Atlanta. But with all the Masses canceled due to the coronavirus, Krupa had to get creative.
Transforming their living room couch into a church pew for the day, Krupa and her family attended Mass remotely by tuning into Catholic TV. Three of her college friends even joined her as they linked up on Zoom.
After Mass ended, the four friends decided to continue their reunion via video chat, catching up on each others' lives and sharing some much-needed happiness during a time of such uncertainty.
This weekend marked the first time many Americans, including Krupa, found themselves having to stay indoors after lawmakers urged — or in some cases, enforced — social distancing to help prevent spreading the virus.
Of course, that meant a lot of canceled plans — from big events like parties or vacations, to smaller gatherings like brunch with friends or workout classes. But as quickly as social distancing has become the norm, Americans are adapting and not letting it prevent them from having fun and enjoying everyday life.
"We agreed this new world order demands new skills, new perspectives and more flexibility than any of us saw coming, even a week ago," Krupa wrote in an article for CNN.
Here's how some people found ways to stay sane and entertained in their first attempts at social distancing (for real).
Attended concerts and parties online
After he had to cancel his tour due to coronavirus, rapper Swae Lee took to Instagram to livestream a free concert while self-isolating in his studio.
Saturday's concert, viewed by more than 18,000 fans, even featured Swae Lee "crowd surfing" and bringing up a fan — virtually — onto the "stage."
For those who are missing the club, celebrity DJ D-Nice started a virtual dance party Saturday by spinning records on Instagram Live.
Thanks to Instagram Live's split feature, which allows other people to appear on the feed, rappers Common and Big Daddy Kane made "guest appearances." Dozens of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Janet Jackson, hopped on to watch the stream.
Meanwhile, Goo Goo Dolls' lead singer John Rzeznik spent his Friday playing a porch concert to raise money for small businesses affected by social distancing due to the coronavirus.
By playing some of his band's hit songs on Facebook Live, Rzeznik helped the city of Westfield, New Jersey, raise $25,000 for local businesses.
Donated supplies to hospitals
With an extreme shortage of masks and hand sanitizer, health care workers around the U.S. are being exposed to the coronavirus as they race to treat a rising number of patients.
Knowing that hair and nail salons were closed under the state's recently implemented restrictions, Lori Jabagchourian reached out to her friends who own such businesses to see if they could provide her with supplies she could give to a hospital in San Francisco.
In one weekend, Jabagchourian, from San Mateo, California, was able to secure 42,000 pairs of gloves, more than 1,300 surgical and N95 masks, 25 bottles of 16-ounce hand sanitizer, and 3 gallons of all-purpose antiseptic.
"The ultimate objective is to help these hospitals," Jabagchourian said. "They are the ones serving us so now it's time for us to serve them."
She said she hopes that more people and businesses will join in and help.
Across the country, fashion designer Christian Siriano on Friday also offered his expertise, and sewing team, to make masks for New York health workers.
"Prototypes are happening," he tweeted, with a photo of some masks in the making.
Applauded health care workers
Health care workers around the country are putting their own lives on the line as they treat patients with coronavirus.
To show appreciation for these heroes, a campaign called #solidarityat8 has taken off on Twitter.
The campaign asks people to go on their balconies or open their windows and doors at 8 p.m. and cheer, clap or just make some noise to honor those who continue to work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other medical facilities.
Reilly Jennings and Amanda Whelle, of New York, had originally planned on getting married in October. But when they realized the coronavirus pandemic could worsen, they decided they would have a small courthouse wedding instead.
Except, even a small courthouse wedding wasn't in the cards. On Friday, one day after obtaining a marriage license from the New York City Marriage Bureau, they went back to exchange "I do's." But the bureau had closed, indefinitely.
So, they had to improvise.
Instead, they tied the knot Friday at a ceremony held on a small street in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights.
As the couple stood on the street, their friend, who is a licensed marriage officiant, leaned out of his fourth-floor window to read them their vows while respecting social distancing.
"It was the most New York moment ever and was even more special to share with the entire neighborhood in such a scary and uncertain time," Jennings told CNN. "I love this city."
Created a community art museum
In Northern California, one neighborhood found a way to abide by Gov. Gavin Newsom's statewide stay-at-home mandate while still having fun as a community.
More than 50 homes in Mountain View, California, about 40 miles from San Francisco, transformed their sidewalks and driveways into a makeshift art gallery by using chalk to draw pictures.
"The idea was this would be something that would brighten everyone's day and it would bring us together as a community, even though we can't physically be together," Daphne Sashin, a mother of two who thought of the idea, told CNN.