Here are some questions to ask as you expand your circle of care and cooperation during COVID-19.
And as the weather gets colder and outdoor socializing becomes more difficult, experts say assembling a pod can help people ride out the pandemic winter without having to give up in-person interactions. A “quaranteam” requires people in the pod to follow strict safety protocols, such as mask-wearing and social distancing, when they are in public or interacting with others outside the group. Ideally, pod members can then socialize together in person in settings where the rules can be relaxed, without increased risk of contracting or spreading the virus. Here are some guidelines to help you form these pods to support mental and emotional health, as we settle in for a long, bumpy winter.