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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, kids and parents gather at TeenScape in Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library location in Downtown Los Angeles to attend a workshop where they learned the basics of video game course design using Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS. With the help of Nintendo experts, attendees designed and played through their own Super Mario-themed courses by highlighting the creative tools available within the Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS game at Los Angeles Public Library on January 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Nintendo of America)

In a time of social distancing you should know you can at least hire a babysitter via video chat.

Sittercity is a website that helps people find babysitters, and has now scaled their business model to offer babysitters virtually. The service basically means you’ll have access to “a professional” who will “engage your kids digitally for a short period of time so you can work, or take a breather, in peace.” The brand still recommends you go through the process of vetting the virtual babysitter as you would a sitter working in your home. They also encourage you to never leave your child unattended as the sitter is not able to physically supervise or control your child via video.