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Tips for Managing Conflict Over Social Distancing

Scrabble letters spell out "Social Distancing" on a wooden tableUnfortunately, even after the expansion of Governor Wolf’s mask-wearing order, there continues to be conflict between people about the safety measures recommended to combat COVID-19.  While we believe it is essential to follow all CDC guidance as well as ODP guidance, we also believe that it is necessary to have tools to manage disagreements while maintaining your safety.    

This article offers six practical tips on how to manage this conflict.  Each tip is expanded upon within the article.

1. Try to summon empathy.
2. Aim for clear, specific communication.
3. Remember your values.
4. Don't over personalize.
5. Think outside the box.
6. Look toward the future.

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