Maybe you've seen or read about people getting into fights about mask wearing and/or social distancing, some turning violent. You might have even experienced some tension with strangers or found yourself in similar situations. And chances are you've had to have some awkward or tough conversations with friends and family who have different rules or boundaries.
While we're not here to tell you how to live your life regarding your own personal boundaries and limits during this pandemic, we can help you navigate interacting with others right now so that you can, hopefully, keep your existing relationships healthy and avoid any ugly confrontations with strangers. To be clear, though, the CDC recommends wearing masks that cover your nose and mouth in public settings and keeping six feet away from people not in your household in both indoor and outdoor places. So keep that in mind.
But, on the topic of interacting with others during this especially fraught time, experts shared their tips with us. These are general pieces of advice, so they might not work for every single situation. But they're a good place to start. Let's begin, shall we?