A new ritual for Edmonds? | Letter to the Editor

Series: Coronavirus | Story 77

Last updated 4/8/2020 at 9:09am

The coronavirus episode has left many yearning for social interaction. Social distancing was meant to create physical separation, and it seems to be working, at least in the state of Washington.

But it has also bred social isolation. Neighbors don't chat. The impromptu conversations on Sunset Avenue are over. No more small talk in the grocery store. As people stay away from each other, even in-house gatherings of friends and family have stopped.

Many have responded to social isolation through expressions of social solidarity. Individuals are volunteering for food banks and helping their eld...

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