Everyone loves a good party and humans were not meant to be alone. Whether you are religious and believe in a first couple or you simply believe we are wired to want other humans for companionship, gatherings are normal and necessary. The current environment does not have to be the new normal. We have however entered a time of increased personal responsibility for exposing others when we may feel ill. Thereby requiring ourselves to stay away from other humans for a while. We have indeed entered an altered normal. Even with the newly ascendant dangers of today, gathering others for a party or celebration is just what we need after a period of isolation. Despite everything we have heard for the last several months, we cannot stop gathering. It’s our very nature.
Party & Celebrate Responsibly
We have established that having a party or gathering to celebrate IS essential. To our economy, to our society, and more importantly our sanity. The focus for us all should now be how to party responsibly. Partying responsibly used to mean moderating your drinking and NOT driving. We have now simply included not going out if you are sick, keeping your social distance from others, and generally using good hygiene to the mix. Washing your hands has taken its place in the “party responsibly” list of do’s and don’ts. Ultimately each of us must make a decision. Do you feel being an active participant in life is important or do you avoid human contact? In the final analysis, it all comes down to common sense and taking precautions. With our health and that of our friends, family, and fellow humans.
Simple Precautions Getting Together
If you stop and consider, the solutions are simple:
- Wash your hands….Often…No, I mean OFTEN! Yes, I’m talking to you.
- If you feel ill stay home. You call off work after a party, you sure shouldn’t attend one with a fever and runny nose.
- Respect each other’s “personal space“. Yep, before social distancing, there was already a recognition that we should keep some space between us.
What?!? Do you mean none of this is new? That’s right friends, we have always had these precautions. Your mom told you from the day you could manage it, to wash your hands. Some still do it even when the kids are grown. Do you know why we have “sick days”? Think about it. The idea of personal space or not crowding others has been around for a very long time. So it truly should not be hard for us to remember these ideas when we party. You might even print some simple reminders about being safe on your party invites.
Here at The Beacon Center, we have always been watchful of our customers’ safety and health. We have always conducted a thorough cleaning of our entire facility after every function. There have always been clean restrooms, well-stocked. In addition, we have always pursued a policy of not overbooking or booking overcrowded events. In short, we have always been focused on keeping our customers safe. The only change now is that more of our guests understand the need for them to work as hard at it as we always have. Just visit our website and see for yourself. Right from the start of our virtual tour you will see how clean, neat, and organized our venue is. When you are ready to party, we will be right here waiting for you.