Annie Reneau

We know right now is a dangerous time for our elderly and immunocompromised neighbors to be exposed to their fellow human beings. And we know that those of us who are healthy need to keep our social distance from one another in order to keep everyone safe.

But what happens when our neighbors who really shouldn't go out in public at all need something? Those of us who are healthy can offer to make grocery trips or pharmacy runs for those who are elderly or medically fragile. Here's a socially distant way to offer that help.


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Jeff Richards
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One of the ways to test the durability of a romantic relationship is to move in together, but if you really want to live on the edge? Move in together amid a pandemic.

When Jeff Richards and his boyfriend, Alex, made the decision to move into a new apartment together, they had no idea that their city of Boston would go into lockdown just a few days later. During their quest to find the perfect place, they'd considered getting a one-bedroom but ended up picking the two-bedroom option—a decision Jeff says the couple is thankful for each day. Alex, a lawyer who is now working from home for the foreseeable future, converted the second bedroom into an office.

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