Folks in the Lifestyle are just as affected by the current information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as the rest of the population — perhaps even more, since we tend to be extra “social.” This is not a good time for business (or pleasure) as usual. It is a good time to examine behavior and plans and make adjustments that will keep ourselves and others from potential harm.

One of the hallmarks of ethical nonmonogamy is a deep concern for the health and well-being of all involved. At the moment, it’s more important than ever to approach the Lifestyle from this vantage — and encourage others to do the same.

How are Mr. & Mrs. Jones altering our behavior during this time?

We are not experts on the disease or its spread. Our approach is to practice sensible caution while simultaneously taking care not to succumb to nor spread hysteria.

This means that, for the time being, we will not be hosting or attending Lifestyle events, or going to clubs. It’s just not prudent to bring a bunch of folks together right now, especially in an atmosphere designed to promote close proximity of people.

We are not cancelling our Lifestyle plans for the future  — but we’re staying close to home for now. That doesn’t mean locking ourselves in the house in a state of self-quarantine, but it does mean limiting our interactions with others, and keeping any social interactions restricted to a few close friends.

And, of course, we’re following the guidelines being provided to all of us by folks who are experts.