I want to get all of your opinions on this because it’s not being talked about at all online as far as I can tell:
I’m an incoming freshman for the University of Iowa this fall. Iowa just announced that they will be transitioning to online learning after Thanksgiving and, among other regulations, will be mandating six feet of distance for all students, faculty, and staff from the start of the semester through the end. It’s not clear how pervasive the six-foot rule is, but the tone seems to indicate it’ll be close to all-encompassing.
I am a complete believer in science and public health and safety experts, however I know enough about psychology and college to know that forming any kind of relationship (whether they be friendships or romantic ones) without close physical proximity and even contact is almost impossible.
Relationships are the lifeblood of, well, life. They’re also