Jennifer Garner Expresses Frustration Over Her Parents Wanting to Go Out Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

It’s not just young people who are having a hard time social distancing themselves as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread.

Jennifer Garner has revealed that while her three kids are handling the health crisis as best as can be hoped, it’s her parents that are having a tougher time adjusting to the new normal.

The actress discussed how her entire family is doing during a video chat with Jimmy Fallon for “The Tonight Show: At Home Edition.

“I think I have the perfect age kids for this because they’re big enough to understand and to have the conversations,” Garner said of her children, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8.  “We’re built for challenge, we can do this, we’re a tough team. Let’s learn about a vacuum cleaner. But they’re not so big that they’re just like, ‘Well I don’t care. I’m going to go.'”

The bigger issue has been getting her elderly parents to sit still.

"The hard thing are teens and early 20s people and my parents. My parents are the hard ones," the "13 Going on 30" star added. "I'm like, 'Dad, mom, the world is shut down to keep you safe.' And they're like, 'We think we're going to go to Sam's Warehouse.' Stay home, you have to stay home!"

The CDC has maintained older adults over 65, and especially those over 80, are most prone to becoming seriously ill from the pandemic and should stay indoors.

Despite the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, Garner is remaining grateful for all that she and her family have and is determined to help curtail the spread of the virus.

"I have food, I have shelter, my kids have online school so they are engaged in different ways. We've been doing like a family Skype with my sisters and parents at night," she continued.

"So I have nothing to complain about or worry about, so it's actually been totally fine for me. We have a job to do, we're doing it. We're staying home, we're flattening that curve."

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