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US Events Introduce Color-Coding As Protective Measure For The Pandemic
By Alexa Heah, 11 Jun 2021
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As the pandemic wanes and schedules start filling up for the summer, some event hosts in the US are introducing a new color-code system for in-person events.
Using the traffic light system of green, yellow, and red, each color is meant to help partygoers communicate their comfort level with physical touch, as per the Wall Street Journal.
It makes perfect sense; though most people might be vaccinated, some would still be touch-adverse, considering COVID-19 isn’t completely out of our lives just yet.
According to The Guardian, at events hosted by the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce in Virginia, hosts have been giving red, yellow, or green stickers to attendees.
Red is taken to mean no physical contact wanted, with those wearing yellow feeling alright with elbow contact, and attendees with green stickers allowing hugs.
For other events, the colors may not be so straightforward, but a little more playful.
For example, at an annual conference hosted by the southeast chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives in Georgia, guests could choose from red, yellow, and green wristbands.
Green signaled “celebrating like it’s 2019,” with yellow meaning “2020 has me confused,” and red-labeled partygoers feeling like “wake me up in 2022.”
As the world returns to in-person meetups, this color-code system is a smart and efficient way of respecting one another’s boundaries while partying. Are you a green, yellow, or red?
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[via The Guardian, cover image via jatanen_ok / Shutterstock.com]
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