Next week we have a meetup at a gaming store, and I must admit that I'm pretty nervous. My family has been limiting ourselves to only hanging out with folks who are boosted indoors, doing only outdoor things when it's possible and masking up most of the time either way. This store does require masks, which is great, but as someone who is in so many risk groups, I've been feeling like a bigger burden on my family and more depressed than usual. Getting them to go hang out with friends and experience life again, even when masked, has been high on my priority list, but I haven't really joined in much, which is where the nervousness comes in.
My fellow gamers and board game lovers who are disabled, chronically ill and missing your in-person meetups with friends... what have you been doing instead? Do you have anything that makes you feel safer or more comfortable meeting in person, or are you still Zooming through your game time? I love this gaming store, which has always been so welcoming for our kids, and I love that they are taking safety precautions, but I'm also so very uncomfortable.
How are you handling it? Is there any special mask you've found that's extra safe? People swear by so many varieties, but it's hard to know which really are the best brands or designs. Share your specific tips, tricks and ways you are keeping yourself safe in the chat.