The best way an ordinary citizen can combat the pandemic right now is by staying in to prevent the spread of the disease. That means social distancing by staying in as much as possible and keeping six feet away from anyone you do encounter—who isn’t already quarantined with you. It’s been about a week and everyone has already gone bananas.
Humans want to be near each other, for the most part, at least some of the time. Not only can we not come in close proximity, but sports are canceled, bars and restaurants are closed, and many of the outlets people use to blow off steam are gone.
This has led to some interesting revisions of the concept of socializing and entertainment. Folks are being endlessly inventive and creative in the pursuit of making it through. We will make it through together. Apart.
1. Happy Hour…in the park
Our neighborhood started a social distancing happy hour each night. Here’s to Night 2! pic.twitter.com/IZGx3O2kRU
— Laura Buchtel (@Laura_Buchtel) March 17, 2020
2. Tic-Tac-Toe with turtles
“How’s nationwide self-quarantine going?” pic.twitter.com/oP7sdQiUPA
— Tom Brady Stan Account (@MatthewFoldi) March 14, 2020
3. Tic Tac Toe with kitties
“how’s self quarantine going?” pic.twitter.com/6dzU8UjoeZ
— iqra (@iqraanabi) March 15, 2020
4. Hanging out in the alley
Neighborhood social distancing happy hour. pic.twitter.com/xBbgzSRWOS
— TK (@tkeekley) March 17, 2020
5. Up in the air tennis
Sports cancellations and social distancing mean getting creative.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) March 16, 2020
6. Balancing Pringles on the dog
Surely a candidate for a new Sport in the inaugural Self-Isolation Olympics that we surely have to get going some point soon? pic.twitter.com/b0Hv5vEuGw
— (@mikewarburton) March 15, 2020
7. Socializing on the street…apart
Mom sent a picture of how their street is socializing pic.twitter.com/NsDxMyAGXt
— caveheraa (@caveheraa) March 17, 2020
8. Household Olympics
2020 quarantine olympics sponsored by lysol pic.twitter.com/W9MIeMAyU7
— Jordan McKinney (@gordonmicknee) March 15, 2020
9. Lawn hangs
We are doing social distancing happy hour. Fresh air is good. Fresh air with wine/whine helps too. pic.twitter.com/evkYeEzhcI
— klg (@Phxwarpedview) March 17, 2020
10. Community Bingo
Coming soon to a city, town near you, in Spain they are playing community bingo to fight boredom during #COVIDー19 quarantine. People are finding so many creative ways to cope with isolation. pic.twitter.com/TDluO8sbU8
— FJ Newman (@fj_newman) March 14, 2020