Back in March, Zoom was like a shiny new toy we wanted to play with all day, every day. But after months of virtual cocktail hours, cooking competitions and game nights, we’re kind of over the whole “set up a video conference to see your friends” thing. As many states ease up on coronavirus stay-at-home orders, we’re starting to think about how to safely see people other than those we’ve been quarantining with.
Note that until there’s a vaccine, there’s always going to be risk associated with interaction. Still, according to the CDC, you can make activities safer if:
- You can maintain at least 6 feet of space between you and others. COVID-19 spreads easier between people who are within 6 feet of each other.
- They are held in outdoor spaces. Indoor spaces with less ventilation where it might be harder to keep people apart are riskier.
- People are wearing masks. Interacting without wearing masks also increases your risk.
Here are five ways to maintain your friendships—safely and without a Zoom password.