Re: Common meals?
From: Ann Lehman (
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2020 16:04:42 -0700 (PDT)
We (PDX Commons) have NOT gone back to common meals but on occasion (Oregon
is still surging and not from protests!). A few people will make a meal,
and with gloves and masks will dish it out to individuals who come with
their own utensils.  Some will just go back home or sit on one of our two
decks, others will socially distance on our outdoor courtyard, sitting 6
feet away.  This is sporadic at the whim of those willing to cook.  Meals
tend to be simple, except we did have a very nice 3rd-year breakfast
celebration, with hanging flags representing all the states we came from
hanging over the banisters and a photo contest of "guess the 10-year-old
photo" of each of us we hung on the wall:-)

*Ann Lehman
**Zimmerman Lehman
Board Governance Specialist
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*Yoga Instructor
Slow Yoga for Savvy Bodies

*CoHousing Association of U.S.
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(Vice President)*

On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 2:55 PM Jenny Guy <jenstermeister [at]> wrote:

> We're a community of 5 adults and we've never stopped having common meals.
> We eat outside, 6 ft or more apart, and we bring our own food. So we aren't
> sharing food, but we are eating together. We don't have enough small
> tables, so some folks use sawhorses if they don't want to hold their food
> on their lap. We don't have a plan for when to start sharing food again.
> -Jenny
> Kingfisher Cohousing, Oakland CA
> On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 3:39 PM Sandy Thomson <sandykthomson [at]>
> wrote:
> > I live in a rural cohousing n SW Colorado.  The amount of covid cases
> > around here is pretty small relatively and we are considering going back
> to
> > having common meals in a month or two.  Are any communities still having
> > common meals or have gone back to having them? If so what precautions are
> > you taking?  We have great outdoor eating and serving space so we are
> going
> > to start with one potluck a month outside on the terrace. Hand sanitizer
> at
> > the beginning and end of the line. People bring their own dishes and take
> > them home to wash them.
> > Thanks,
> > Sandy
> >
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