I see people chatting, but from a decent distance. People switching sides of the street when someone is walking towards them. I tend to step into the street to give them space as I pass by, but whatever works.
SA: You live in the same neighborhood you grew up in?
Well yea, of course people are going to do that with these half-measures that have been put into place. Without being specifically told how to handle this situation people are going to have a hard time breaking social etiquette. Thankfully the ones that I have seen are, for the most part, maintaining 6 feet of separation.
A friend of mine owns a home in a PUD down in Florida. They’ve had a couple cases of COVID in the community and have shut the entire community down, and told everyone they are not allowed to leave their yards. I believe Spain, or Italy have done this as well now. Or maybe it is India. The point being is that right now we are inflicting heavy economic damage on our country without taking the drastic measures required to justify that economic hit. My concern is that we will neither effectively prevented the spread, and fatality, while also creating longer and deeper economic burden.
Who knows though, maybe the governors will throw in the towel by Easter and tell everyone just to get back to work and deal with the health fallout, or maybe it will he extended, and tightened past that point. None of us know that answer. My best friend owns a small business of 100 employees here and has had to lay off 90% of his workforce. He’s pretty certain we are all back to work by the 11th. I can understand his point of view.
And potentially breaking the social isolation. 😉
But I agree, it is nice to see.
I don't. I have some strongman stuff, stones, tire, axle, etc. that I can use as the weather permits and of course a chin up bar and pushups/planks/crunches and all manner of BW exercises I can do.
Do you have a home gym? I have a dumbbell set up to 90lbs and an adjustable bench I have been using. 90lbs is adequate for me, but I realize not even close for you. I have been doing some LISS around the neighborhood daily as well.
One nice thing about this pandemic is how much my neighborhood feels like it used to when I was a kid. In the evenings people are out and about, smiling and making small talk with each other.