The virus hasn’t changed and person-to-person spread is still the primary way the virus is transmitted. The safest way to socialize is virtually, through audio/video conferencing. If you decide to socialize in-person, it’s safest to do so outdoors while observing social distancing of 6 feet between others, wearing face coverings, and taking care to wash or disinfect hands.
It can be challenging for friends and family to agree upon proper precautions. Some recommendations include:
- Get informed about how to prevent spreading the virus.
- Get clear on your boundaries and communicate them to friends and loved ones.
- Ask friends and loved ones about their boundaries.
- It’s okay to say ‘no.’
- Understand and be sympathetic to emotions and high stress during the pandemic, both yours and others.
- Reevaluate your boundaries when new information comes in.
511 Epidemiologists have answered a survey about when they expect to resume social activities like attending a small dinner party, sending children on playdates, or visiting an elderly friend or relative.