In a very abrupt and dramatic way, many of us have been asked or required to practice what is known as “social distancing.” I think it is very important that we respect our public health authorities and follow this guidance as a means of loving our neighbors and restricting the spread of the coronavirus.
However, I’ve heard many suggest we choose a better phrase: “physically distancing.” The goal isn’t to break our social ties, only our physical proximity.
So I’m curious to hear… what some of the most creative ways you’ve practiced or seen people find ways to socially connect while honoring the need for physically distancing?
To get us started, I’ll share one idea. A family member went out to dinner with a friend. They both brought dinner in their own cars, parked six feet away from each other, rolled down the windows, and had a conversation while eating dinner in their own vehicles. I think this is an immensely creative and wonderful way to maintain a friendship without risking any spread of the coronavirus.
Please share yours! Of course, please think it through and be careful not to suggest ideas that could put others at risk.