When it comes to Coronavirus, we’re all in this together

We at The Wichitan understand that self-isolation is hard for everyone. Humans are social creatures, and we’re not meant to be away from each other this long. However, it’s important to remember as hard as social distancing is, it’s something we have to do to keep everyone safe.

As the majority of college students aren’t at high risk when it comes to COVID-19, it’s easy to think we don’t have to follow social distancing. Even though you may not be at risk, it’s important you do everything in power to keep the elderly, sickly and the other people who are high-risk safe. That’s means we have to sacrifice some of our conveniences now.

That doesn’t mean you can’t have any social interaction. In fact, doctors say it is detrimental for your mental health to forgo socialization altogether. Video calls, phone calls, texts and online gaming are great ways you can keep up with friends. If you’re starting to struggle with depression and anxiety, one idea is to meet outside with your neighbors as long as you all stay within your own separate driveways.

It’s easy to feel like you’re alone, but don’t forget we’re all in this fight against COVID-19 together.