As the virus continues to decimate on a global scale, we've all been forced to realize just how fragile life can be. No one expected the string of a disease we once knew to become such a deadly force. And after rumors that a vaccine could take up to twelve months have surfaced, we must come together to help those most vulnerable in our society.
And there's one method we have been advised to adopt: social distancing.
Keep scrolling to see some heartwarming photographs on how people are managing this - along with one Amsterdam restaurant that has absolutely nailed it!
Social Distancing: What is it?
via: Getty ImagesYou've probably heard this term being thrown about these past few weeks but what is the true meaning behind it?
It is the act of limiting social interaction.
via: Getty ImagesThis includes reducing how often we go out to visit our friends, other family members, how often we attend events and gatherings.
Is it effective?
via: Getty ImagesHow do I stress this so that the world can understand? It is very important that we control and limit our social interaction as it will prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. If you don't come into contact with people as often, you can't pass on the germs.
How can we do this effectively?
via: Getty ImagesIn order to carry out social distancing in an effective manner, we all need to first understand how serious this global pandemic has become. Why? Because some people don't realize the severity of this virus, ain't that right, Vanessa Hudgens and co.?
It's about protecting the more vulnerable people in our society.
via: Getty ImagesThere are many factors that make some people more susceptible to falling victim to the disease and it typically involves their health or their age.
So if you're young, healthy and contract the virus, you've got a good chance of surviving...
via: Getty ImagesBut it's not about you. It's about everyone else. That's why social distancing is important, in order to prevent further spread.
And recently, people have been sharing photos about how they are going about this online...
via: Getty ImagesI know things seem hopeless right now, but these photos and tips are so heartwarming that your faith in our communities will be restored. Keep scrolling to see them.
Supported a local restaurant to order dinner tonight through Skip The Dishes. Driver left bag at front porch as ins… https://t.co/BliPfZz6rh— Laura Zver #WearAMask (@Laura Zver #WearAMask)1584571139.0
@barstoolsports @BarstoolBigCat @PardonMyTake my dad texted the neighborhood dads for social distancing beers tonig… https://t.co/QHkog5xvrb— Gary McCabe (@Gary McCabe)1584486491.0
I wonder what the topic of discussion will be...
@gary_mccabe_ @BarstoolBigCat @barstoolsports @PardonMyTake So much wife and kid slander going on in that circle— Ben Maxwell (@Ben Maxwell)1584486836.0
Actually get up, get dressed, and go for a walk (if you can) before you start work.— Sophia Collins (@Sophia Collins)1584462595.0
Beer Night: Mom version.These moms are doing the same thing but at an acceptable distance.
Have a glass of water on your desk. You are 1 million times more likely to drink enough water if it's right there.— Sophia Collins (@Sophia Collins)1584462696.0
Social distancing happy hour with my neighbors. Finding fun where we can. https://t.co/kiECnsuckF— Kristin H Rosengren (@Kristin H Rosengren)1584486951.0
Another helpful idea.
Use chores to break up the day. It's a good idea to move from your seat every 20 mins or so anyway. Also, to rest y… https://t.co/hBH9MrTBgA— Sophia Collins (@Sophia Collins)1584462790.0
Neighborhood Happy Hour.
Our neighborhood started a social distancing happy hour each night. Here’s to Night 2! https://t.co/IZGx3O2kRU— Laura Buchtel (@Laura Buchtel)1584486212.0
“Listening to music, playing games and doing face masks” - Harry on what he does while self-isolating— Harry Styles Updates. (@Harry Styles Updates.)1584568213.0
Social Distancing Hour.
Neighborhood social distancing happy hour. https://t.co/xBbgzSRWOS— TK (@TK)1584486581.0
Get creative.There are no excuses. Get those creative juices flowing. Remember that novel you were going to start? What about the last line of that song? Poetry is fun to try out. I hear Spring is the season for haikus.
@NickPBrown We are doing social distancing happy hour. Fresh air is good. Fresh air with wine/whine helps too. https://t.co/evkYeEzhcI— klg (@klg)1584457752.0
Treat yourself.Netflix can wait until the final straw. It will still be there, don't worry.
These friends in my neighborhood always walk together. Today I see they’re walking six feet apart. We stan these so… https://t.co/9YnrMhPwrv— Becky (@Becky)1584547615.0
The cutest idea for anyone bored self isolating or just looking to put a smile on someone’s face !! 🥺 https://t.co/qntMVVAjhc— L P 🤍 (@L P 🤍)1584607121.0
This is what the new LA County rules for takeout-only service look like at Highland Park Brewery, with a masking-ta… https://t.co/Pf48YMctl0— Sam Gavin (@Sam Gavin)1584401820.0
Lend a hand.
Happy to use our Huyton Village barbershop as a drop off point if anyone has spare toilet rolls/ tinned food etc fo… https://t.co/5DIFjgtDR8— Rogues & Rascals💈 (@Rogues & Rascals💈)1584563548.0
#SocialDistancing + aerobics = neighborhood dance party! #covid19 #QuarantineLife https://t.co/cUoqhyis2M— Erin Stewart (@Erin Stewart)1584543600.0
Meanwhile on my block: Social-distancing neighborhood street dance party. 4 songs, 14 minutes of fun and community… https://t.co/ffeRR3RIi6— Piep van Heuven (@Piep van Heuven)1584323569.0
When quarantined or self-isolating, stay active. Use your time wisely with brain healthy activities. Read a book, l… https://t.co/KStgrzfCrH— Daniel G. Amen, M.D. (@Daniel G. Amen, M.D.)1584565687.0
Musicals.I want to be part of this!
Entertaining the neighborhood while social distancing! #bpsne #COVID19US #withyoutoday #SocialDistancing https://t.co/S7g3WjPYUq— Brandi Kawula (@Brandi Kawula)1584482717.0
Look after yourselves.
There could be students right now dealing with the loss of a grandparent due to the virus, families struggling to s… https://t.co/wV2eNlkIfh— Jaytee🧋 (@Jaytee🧋)1584577868.0
Day 7 #selfisolating We’ve been making the most of the dry weather. In the garden hunting for mini beasts, and pr… https://t.co/Ke2Rf9WPD7— Laura Blakemore (@Laura Blakemore)1584617917.0
Minyan in Williamsburg https://t.co/ye0AtBToKi— Jacob Kornbluh (@Jacob Kornbluh)1584492903.0
My #selfisolating Pad Thai Boil Noodles (rice best, spaghetti works) Set aside Mix 3 Tbsp Lime 2 Tbsp Fish sauc… https://t.co/d7mNgj2DOF— Tommy Campbell (@Tommy Campbell)1584583111.0
Social distancing livestream crew this morning. Makin' church happen over vast physical distances, that's us! https://t.co/gmh4sTaDq3— Jessica Harmon (@Jessica Harmon)1584304106.0
Working from home means the dogs get to have photoshoots every second of every day. Here's Charlie reminding you th… https://t.co/cRJwOwTt2k— Thanuri Welaratne (@Thanuri Welaratne)1584600846.0
But the prize for the best social distancing has to go to ...
via: TwitterThe Mediamatic restaurant in Oosterdok, Amsterdam.
In order to keep customers safe ...
via: TwitterThey've created a terrace filled with private greenhouses to keep them separate.
Groups are kept to 3, maximum.
via: TwitterAnd the guests must already be living together to be allowed entry.
"‘This was one of the most feasible ideas from a large list of ideas we had when brainstorming."
Yet again the dutch on the leading edge of #designthinking 🇳🇱 #Netherlands #amsterdam #Social_Distancing… https://t.co/91C8coHyHi— Evan Kirstel (@Evan Kirstel)1588806887.0