What does the Stupid Line have to do with COVID-19?

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Stupid line and COVID-19

Over the past six months our lives have been impacted by COVID-19 in many different ways. We continue to move through a time of great uncertainty. Our daily lives likely look a lot different this summer compared to last. You may have spent the final months of the 2019/2020 school year balancing new family responsibilities or working, all while completing school virtually. Although each of us has experienced the pandemic differently, what we are facing together are significant life changes.

In the Impact Program, we discuss each person’s Stupid Line. This line is used as a tool to assess the perceived risk associated with an activity. This line can also be used to assess risk as it relates to COVID-19. Is agreeing to go to an outdoor park or beach hang out with 5 friends where there is lots of space, crossing my stupid line?  For many, likely not. But it’s important to remember there are many other social scenarios that likely would be viewed as crossing your Stupid Line. There are certain scenarios that place individuals at a greater risk of transmission.

Remember, we all need to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19, so before you go out to that next gathering or hangout, ask yourself if you’re crossing your Stupid Line?

Key reminders as you make the most out of summer 2020:

  • Trust your instincts, speak up if something is not safe from injury or from minimizing the spread of disease.
  • Remember what can blur your Stupid Line – drugs, alcohol, peer pressure.
  • Check in on your friends and find new and creative ways to connect.
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