Spreading positivity during COVID-19 Quarantine

Dominic Orwick, Staff Writer

The COVID-19 has made a big impact on many people’s lives during this time of quarantine. However, some people have found a way to still live a somewhat normal and positive life during these stay at home orders issued by the government.

For example, some people are gathering almost every night in their neighborhood for prayer and a quick hello. They’re doing this while still keeping the safe distance of six feet, staying in their driveways or on the sidewalks in front of their homes waving and talking to each other. 

The neighborhood behind my house has a community Facebook page they communicate through. A few days into the quarantine, someone posted about doing a 7 p.m. meet outside every night if neighbors were interested, just to get back to some normalcy and see each other. 

There are other ways the public is interacting with one another. People are putting hearts in their windows and notes for kids to spot. It is something fun to do to help pass time when either walking or driving. 

People are also putting chalk out so that people passing by in the neighborhood can write notes, their names, or a positive message. Families are decorating their front doors and their sidewalks just to share some positivity to others during these difficult times. 

All of these activities are set up so that they do not break the rule of social distancing, including staying six feet apart, wearing a mask, washing your hands, and more.