These days, grocery shopping looks a little different than usual.
People wait patiently outside the store in long, spaced out, lineups. Direction arrows show customers where to move next. Customers stand at least six feet apart in the checkout lines. Cashiers carefully disinfect their terminals before the next customer arrives.
These measures are designed to prevent people from coming into close contact with each other. Whether we like it or not, physical distancing is the way of life in the COVID-19 era.
However, as important as physical distancing is in flattening the COVID-19 curve, let’s not assume it will look the same in all settings. This is particularly true for physical distancing in schools.
Quebec Premier Francois Legault has reopened schools outside Montreal. Some in Montreal are reopening now, for special needs students.