We all know that due to covid-19, the world has changed drastically, causing many mental health issues. That’s why we’re going to show you how to be social in times of a pandemic while staying safe. Some will say we shouldn’t be socializing at all, but let’s be real, we will go mad if we don’t see anyone or have any kind of interaction, mostly on Christmas holidays. This is a time to be thankful and united as one. To do this, the first step is to understand that this isn’t last year. We cannot attend different events, with lots of people at various locations. We must narrow it down to our close friends and family members, taking special precautions with the elders.
When hosting an event, you should try to make it small, with no more than 10-12 people, to keep yourself and your family safe. You should also be responsible and not attend any gathering with a large number of people. Always wear a mask, even around close friends and family, because you never know if they have the virus.This is one of the most effective ways of preventing the spread and contagion of the disease. You must also remember to wash your hands, apply hand sanitizer, and DO NOT touch your face.
Moreover, consider that because of curfew, the activities must be around noon. Try to make them in open spaces, where there is air ventilation. It’s more than evident that if you feel any symptoms, you shouldn’t risk going out; hundreds of parties will come in the future. Another great thing to do on this holiday is to support local and small businesses that have been economically affected by the crisis.
Remember to enjoy and don’t forget to be safe during this holiday season. All of this will soon pass. Hopefully, next year we will spend the holidays even better than last year. Take care of your loved ones, and remember that in unity, there is strength. Together we will overcome this.
By Esperanza Handal & Elena Brugal.