Social distancing shouldn’t mean losing human connection.
Even though Fort Worth residents have been asked to limit trips outside the home to essential tasks, and Easter egg hunts in city parks have been canceled this year, and large gatherings are prohibited, physical distancing does not have to destroy human connection.
One neighborhood, the Tehama Ridge Homeowners Association in far north Fort Worth, has developed fun ways for neighbors to keep in touch virtually. Over the last few weeks, neighbors have developed a calendar of events that encourage community engagement while continuing to maintain social distancing protocols and local mandates. Some examples:
- The Flag Committee decided to put out U.S. flags at entrances to the neighborhood to show unity during this time of national uncertainty.
- HOA members packaged colored chalk for kids to use to brighten their own driveways and sidewalks.
- Tehama Ridge organized a shamrock scavenger hunt for St. Patrick’s Day.
- A “bear hunt” allowed children to show off their favorite stuffed animals.
How can your neighborhood increase social connectivity without compromising social distancing?
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