Winter Candy Apple Bath & Body Works pocket hand sanitizer is the equivalent to a wristband at a frat party in 2020. If that doesn't tell you there's a global public health issue running rampant, especially on UNC's campus, I don't know what will.
While waiting for my friends last week, I decided to take a late-night walk down Franklin Street to reminisce on what I have been missing these past five months. Chapel Hill looked like a ghost town until I got to Target and Granville Towers.
I wanted to see if the University and Chapel Hill police were enforcing social distancing guidelines, so I decided on my way back home I would walk through the Frat Court shortcut. Before I could make it to the backside parking lot, I was flagged down by around 10 girls coming from one of the Granville Towers, wondering if I was a brother or could get them into one of the three parties happening that night in Frat Court.
They decided they wanted to try their luck at Sigma Nu, the fraternity that was recently reported to have a cluster of COVID-19 cases. Before they went in, I gave them all a squirt of the hand sanitizer that is on my keys. They got in with no problem, and at that moment I wondered how hard could it be for a guy to get in during these times.
The brother at the door wasn't wearing a mask, nor were many people I could see inside from the doorstep. I offered him some of my hand sanitizer and he gladly accepted it. With no intention of actually going inside, I asked if I could get in and he seemed hesitant. Before he got a chance to say no, I offered to trade my hand sanitizer to enter the party.