A COVID Valentine’s Day

Chloe Wolfe

Students are conflicted about balancing safety precautions with spending time with their loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

Many people had plans that were cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

“This is my first year having a Valentine and I was looking forward to starting some traditions with him,” Ford junior Emma Loveday said.  “We were hoping to go to out to eat or see a movie together to celebrate Valentine’s Day but, unfortunately, these plans were cancelled because the risk of COVID is still too high in my opinion.”

Valentine’s Day will be low key for those not into big festivities.

“Usually my boyfriend and I do not really make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day,” Eisenhower senior Rose Jaynes said.  “We simply get snacks and chocolate while spending time together watching movies.”

However, proceeding with caution is the green light for those who want to celebrate.

“COVID has not affected my Valentine’s Day, personally,” Ford senior Glen Hanton said.  “In a mature relationship, I believe there are set boundaries pertaining to the health of a couple’s family. For example, my girlfriend and I give real time updates as to the symptoms and conditions of our family members. Valentine’s Day should be no different with us, it will be addressed as any other meeting or date between us.”

Sweets and gifts can be the highlight of the holiday.

“My favorite tradition is the heart-shaped box of chocolates and flowers I usually get every year,” Stevenson speech teacher Yvonne Hopp said.  “Of course, I love to keep the tradition going.”