A Very COVID Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a holiday when lovers express their affection with greetings, flowers, chocolate hearts, and many more. The holiday has origins in the Roman festival and was held in mid-February which was celebrated at the coming of spring. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s day.

While COVID-19 has been in the United States for nearly a year now, Valentine’s Day will be the next upcoming event that will be impacted by the pandemic. Traditionally known for celebrating with significant others or family members, COVID will definitely impact things like simple hugs, classroom card exchanges, and exchanging flowers with their special “Valentine.”

As we slowly get through the next chapter of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day during the pandemic while also socially distancing is have a small picnic date in the park with less than 10 people, set a video chat baking date with a small family get together, create DIY Valentine’s decorations around the house, and many more.

Another helpful tip you could do is host a virtual Valentine’s party, use a video chat app and invite your close friends to a call! COVID-19 spreads among people who’re in close contact (about 6-feet) for a long period of time. Hosting a virtual Valentine’s party is one of the most helpful things you could do during a pandemic because it’s important to stay 6 feet from others.

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day by yourself or with a significant other, always remember to sanitize your hands, stay 6-feet away from others, and wear your masks correctly. Do you think if everyone gets the vaccine, the numbers will gradually decrease and slowly have everything the way it was before back to normal?