Methodist in the Media

Methodist Expert Offers Advice for Easing Into Social Life

Published: May 18, 2021

With more Nebraskans getting vaccinated against COVID-19, this summer is shaping up to be much more normal than last. But some people might need to dust off their social skills before heading to summer barbecues and other gatherings.

Marie Gotthardt, a counselor with the Best Care Employee Assistance Program at Omaha’s Methodist Hospital, said it’s OK to “give yourself permission to take it slow if you feel uncomfortable simply because this was a bad year. Now we’re safer, but it’s never going to just be back to what the ‘old normal’ was for all of us.”

Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska experts offer tips for getting your social life back to some sort of pre-COVID normal