September 18, 2020

Hot! Party Going in the Age of COVID-19

Women wearing protective facemasks walk on a street in Bangkok on February 3, 2020. – Thailand so far has detected 19 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus believed to have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, which is under lockdown. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP) (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP via Getty Images)

There is no question that society as a whole has had to completely alter the way that we do even the most routine things in life due to COVID-19. A virus that few had heard of just six short months ago has suddenly become the most significant event of 2020 and likely beyond that. It has transformed into something that consumes all aspects of life, and this is why one needs to consider what party-going will be like now that we live in a COVID-19 world.

Testing Before A Party

Getting peace of mind in this world means knowing that you are not around someone who has tested positive for having COVID-19. That is not easy to do, considering how far and wide the spread of the virus has become. The only way you can be sure is an at home COVID-19 test to provide peace of mind. A home test is a way that instantly tells the person if someone who has entered their property has tested positively for COVID-19.

The home test system may seem like a bit of an extreme measure to some people, but the reality is that we live in desperate times right now. Having someone take a test for a deadly virus before they enter your home is not as wild as it would have once sounded. These days it is just good common sense to ask that people do this.

Social Distancing At A Party

Parties have never been able to keep safe social distance between guests. The whole point of getting together in this way is to enjoy one another’s company and to get close and enjoy the company that one has with other people. However, social distancing is now a required part of what people should do to keep themselves safe. It’s easiest to practice social distancing from other people when you remain in your own home, but some things ensure social distance can be maintained even in a social setting.

A lot of people are simply holding more events outdoors, especially during the summer months. It is a simple way to continue to get people together while at the same time choosing the safest and best route to go in this COVID-19 world. The rule of thumb right now is to keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and another person. That is a small thing to ask for all of us to do to try to keep people safe.

Preparing Food Ahead Of Time

Parties typically have food served at them, and that can still be the case, but one must consider what they are serving and how they choose to prepare it. Food should be individualized and easy to take and eat. People should not be sharing drinks or using the same utensils after each other. Such behavior will spread the virus, and it could mean that just one person with COVID-19 could quickly spread it to a whole lot of other people.

All of this is challenging to the ways that we used to do things. We have had to reconsider so many things that we used to take for granted. We must continue to do this to keep people safe. COVID-19 is giving us all a less in the way that viruses spread, and it is teaching us to think differently about how we approach social situations. Make sure you follow the rules and keep your events as safe as you possibly can.

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