Open Y-Beach and Snow Family Center During Online Learning

Open Y-Beach and Snow Family Center During Online Learning

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During the current pandemic, public health is incredibly significant, including the aspects of personal health such as mental and physical well being. Opening Y beach and the recreation areas surrounding it during online learning offers a viable and valuable way to achieve many different goals of many different parties. 

Isolation and solo-study is one of the most effective ways to maintain normalcy during the current pandemic, however recent studies have shown a rise in mental health challenges such as suicide, domestic violence, and PTSD during the age of social distancing. Providing students and faculty a way to socialize at a distance has been shown time and time again to have positive effects on the management of mental health challenges.

With the difficulties of keeping a close quarters workout gym disinfected, students and faculty are limited in ways to maintain physical health (which trends directly with mental health). Allowing members of the Clemson Family ways to exercise without forcing them together in confined spaces is a unique benefit that Y-Beach can deliver on. 

Giving people an open space outside will allow students to decompress without feeling the need to engage in other social gatherings that would break social distancing guidelines. Opening Y-Beach is an easy way for Clemson to begin delivering on the promises of an in-person experience, while posing great benefits to mental and physical health and mitigating risks of pandemic exposure.

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