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How to Take a Walk in the Era of Social Distancing serves as a tool for those practicing social distancing at home, complete with illustrated step-by-step instructions and handy, online usability. The user is urged to cope with the challenges of our current historical circumstance – extended periods of isolation; fear of sickness, loss of life, and/or livelihood; limited opportunities for physical activity, and interactions with nature – by stepping outside of their home.

Suitable for families, or the individual, adaptable to any location worldwide, the simple steps provide a guide for a practical and thought-provoking experience under current restrictive conditions. A successful application of the guide may support general well-being and mindfulness as one navigates an unprecedented pandemic.


This guide is created by Sean Carroll, and is supported by the Center for the Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon University.