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Conversations with Each Other: Living Well After Lockdown (3:00)
Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM
This event will be held on Zoom. A link will be sent to all registrants in advance.
Conversations with Each Other: Living Well After Lockdown
In the papers and on TV, we are all seeing that the strict COVID-19 measures of the spring are gradually being relaxed, in Massachusetts and elsewhere. Join a biweekly conversation with BHV members on Zoom to discuss what’s next. What's now allowed? What's soon to be allowed? What's still off in the distance? And what are your Beacon Hill Village friends actually doing with their newly restored freedoms?
Join the discussion this Tuesday, August 25, of two topics in particular. We will first spend some time initially thinking about the risks of voting in person. Many of us plan to vote by mail but what if our ballots do not timely arrive? Dr. Anthony Fauci says that there is no reason voting cannot safely be done in person so long as the standard rules about masks and social distancing are observed. Based on our knowledge of our usual polling places, does Fauci's claim seem reasonable? What information might we obtain in advance to help us manage whatever risks there might be of in-person voting? What other alternatives exist to mailing one's ballot?
After talking about voting, we will continue with a topic raised at the end of the previous meeting that generated tremendous initial interest: if we want to have any social life once the cold weather returns, do we need to start thinking about socializing via pods? What, exactly, is a pod? How would this work in principle in terms of the special duties and obligations it imposes on each pod member? How would a pod be formed? Can a member be ejected? Can one be a member of more than one pod? How restrictive need a pod be--are visitors allowed? What if one cannot find a pod to join? This pod discussion may well carry on beyond the August 25 session to the next or even further sessions.
This event is for BHV members only. Registration is required. Free. This event is presented as part of BHV’s Living Well Ending Well series.