As the coronavirus 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 doing this as well as some helpful tips on how you, yourself can remain calm during self-quarantine. This is a pretty feel-good piece so enjoy!
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 the further spread of COVID-19.
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.
1. Quick Catch-Up.This user's mom sent her a photograph of how she and her neighbors are socializing.
Tip 1:You can still enjoy food from restaurants and cafes without physically being there. While delivery services are still available, make the most of them!
2. Beer Night.
@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
3. Beer Night: Mom version.
@gary_mccabe_ @barstoolsports @BarstoolBigCat @PardonMyTake same but make it moms https://t.co/PSbxgp4V4c— kirby (@kirby)1584492499.0
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
4. Happy Hour.
Social distancing happy hour with my neighbors. Finding fun where we can. https://t.co/kiECnsuckF— Kristin H Rosengren (@Kristin H Rosengren)1584486951.0
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
5. 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
Tip 5:The king of music and floral suits has spoken. Face masks are the way forward.
6. Social Distancing Hour.
Neighborhood social distancing happy hour. https://t.co/xBbgzSRWOS— TK (@TK)1584486581.0
One of the interesting things about being a writer in this self isolating era is that your initial thought: “great,… https://t.co/9dNGhTwEkE— Irvine Welsh (@Irvine Welsh)1584600568.0
7. Bestie Hour.
@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
Tip 7: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
9. Keep Apart.
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
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
10. Aerobics Class.
#SocialDistancing + aerobics = neighborhood dance party! #covid19 #QuarantineLife https://t.co/cUoqhyis2M— Erin Stewart (@Erin Stewart)1584543600.0
Tip 10:Keeping children preoccupied is another difficult task that comes with self-isolating, so here are some fun activities to do with them.
11. Dance Party.
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
12. Musicals.I want to be part of this!
Tip 12:Spend some quality time with your family and your partners, obviously if they are not displaying any concerning symptoms.
Entertaining the neighborhood while social distancing! #bpsne #COVID19US #withyoutoday #SocialDistancing https://t.co/S7g3WjPYUq— Brandi Kawula (@Brandi Kawula)1584482717.0
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
14. Kickball.These people are re-living childhood memories. Who doesn't love a game of kickball? It's the perfect way to promote social distancing too!
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
16. Sunday Sessions.
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