Happiness in the pandemic: “People just like to be among people, that’s what it’s about.” Local news

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – In the midst of a global pandemic, people in our community are finding ways to stay afloat and find happiness.

In person events like the Portland Boat Show offer people a lot more opportunities than meets the eye.

FOX 12 spoke to boat show attendees and asked them a simple question: “How do you feel when you’re out on the water?”

The answers:

“Happy.”

“I feel refreshed!”

“The feeling is electric.”

“It’s a feeling of freedom.”

Britney Wilson of Boring, Oregon was quick to say, “Seeing people again, even when we’re masked and not seeing smiles, keeps us going to see people!”

“It feels good to be on the go! I’m wearing my mask, I’m vaccinated and refreshed, I feel safe,” Leanne Czupryk said as she and her husband George searched for a boat at the Expo Center.

Another community member, Chandler Bowerman of Vancouver, Washington, says wearing a mask is a small price to pay for a taste of freedom.

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“People can get out, walk around and although it’s indoors it’s socially distanced, it’s not too crowded, everyone is masked and I feel safe! It feels like we’ll have to do things for a while, but that’s okay, I’m more than willing to put up with it to get out of the house.

The Oregon Health Department says staying in populated areas poses an intermediate risk for those who are vaccinated, wear a mask and are social distancing.

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