Your Essential COVID-19 Guide To Staying Safe And Social Distancing On The Family Road Trip This Summer

Like you, we are yearning for more human contact.  What will be the new normal as we carefully begin to socialize, perhaps during Memorial Day weekend or sometime this summer?

While HipSilver continues to urge readers to closely follow the CDC guidelines, it’s up to each one of us to be socially responsible given our current context.

To us, being socially responsible means: 

  • Not relaxing our current practices of frequent hand washing, wearing masks, and cleaning of items delivered or purchased at a grocery store or pharmacy before using. 

  • Continuing to go out only for essential needs, and above all avoiding crowded places. 

However, recent polls show that Americans are getting itchy for more social contact – and NOT on a screen!  If you are among them – and let’s face it, we all need to see loved ones again soon -- here are a few things to consider. 

We’ve heard anecdotes of assiduously scripted, socially responsible gatherings of two to four people for drinks or even dinner.  These take place outside, with hosts and guests remaining at least six feet apart and wearing masks – except when drinking or eating.   Usually guests “BYOE” – bring your own everything.     

If you are looking for an excursion farther than the back yard, consider a road trip this summer!   This article* from Forbes offers some great tips on how to keep you and your family safe – and still have fun – on the road this summer!

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