Social Contract is all about creating safe interactions with your friends and family. A few weeks ago, the NYT covered the topic of creating a quarantine pod.
…some families are considering — and that infectious disease epidemiologists think might be a smart way to balance mental health needs with physical safety — is to create quarantine “pods” or “bubbles,” in which two or three families agree to socialize with one another but no one else.
These social pods are at the core of Social Contract– ensuring that you and those you want to have interactions with, are on the same page about following health and safety guidelines.
But, as the article mentions, you have to handle setting up those pods with care.
If you decide to try a pod with another family, brace yourself for some awkward conversations.
It’s important to have frank conversations around the expectations of being in a social isolation group. Our software can facilitate that, but it’s not a replacement for actual engagement with others in the group.
We think of Social Contract as a helpful assistant for each person in your group – gently reminding and nudging everyone into staying safe.
That said, you should always be prepared for changes in the group.
If there is a breach, you can always pause the pod for two weeks while the exposed family quarantines.
A breach, even if unfortunate, is not the end of the social pod. With Social Contract, if your group’s score gets too low for comfort, be prepared to take a break. Talk with members in your group and start to rebuild trust (and your group’s score!).
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