Coffee Conversation – Dr. Erin Koterba – Why is keeping our distance so hard?

On October 20th, Dr. Erin Koterba led a Coffee Conversation exploring how challenging it is to physically distant during a pandemic. She noted that most people in the US expect to have conversations at about a 4 foot distance. The new guidelines to be physically distant at 6 feet or to generally avoid social contact is very challenging for humans, who are social animals. The students noted a number of challenges they have faced – from not being able to visit family to trying to remain safe and follow guidelines while maintaining friendships.

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