In Canada, like many US states, we are well into phase 2 of the covid pandemic. Our case numbers are up and governments are starting to tighten up restrictions to keep exposure and new cases down.
The latest. We’ve been told to try not to see other people or families socially. We are to stick to our own households. As the weather turns cold and it becomes harder to see people outside, this is really tough.
Last night I got a call from a good friend, in tears. She lives alone and is – normally – a very social person. She chose not to have a family and she really relies on friends to be that family and day to day connection she needs.
So what is the right balance. Between socially distancing to stay physically safe and socially connecting to stay mentally sane? Its a nuances conversation in an era that is not strong on nuanced conversations.