Planning a wedding can take a lot of work. There are a lot of things to consider: the venue, food, drink, music, date, time, guest lists, weather and much more. On average, it takes a couple 13 to 18 months to plan a wedding, but it can be much longer. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that a lot can happen in any given time frame. Like a worldwide pandemic.
Teens want COVID-19 advice that gives them safe ways to socialize – not just rules for what they can’t do
America’s teens and young adults have a crucial role in containing the spread of COVID-19, but a series of youth surveys suggests that many misunderstand social distancing guidelines and want clearer advice on how to safely live their lives.
“Hospitals are following current CDC best practices and encouraging our nurses, physicians and other clinical staff to adhere to the recommended PPE conservation methods to ensure their own safety as hospitals cope with the shortage.”
The situation isn’t as simple as just “following procedures.” Procedures can’t be fully followed if they don’t have enough PPE.
For seniors, the spring semester typically means prom, senioritis, and graduation, a highly celebrated rite of passage into adulthood. Sadly, due to the persisting danger of having so many people gathered together, the class of 2020 will be missing the chance to celebrate this momentous occasion with their friends and family.
“They’re trying to kill us,” said Craig Bowie, an Atlanta school counselor.
This is the sentiment expressed by many Black people in regards to COVID-19.
Teens are wired to resent being stuck with parents and cut off from friends during coronavirus lockdown
Social distancing is both necessary and hard. Separating from others goes against basic human needs for companionship and connection that everyone feels, yet the challenge of social distancing may be especially difficult for teenagers, because it contradicts much of what being a teenager is all about.