Covid-19 is not gone, it will be around us for a long time. We have been through the lock-down where paddling solo or with one or two others, separated by at least 6 feet was an acceptable. We are making progress though. Vaccinations are available and have been a great tool in minimizing the effects of covid in our community.
Paddling is an ideal activity in these times. We are naturally distanced by the nature of our boats and paddles, but we can be together on the water. We are outside. We are engaged with nature, and that is ideal for both mental and physical health.
So in these times of covid, I just say keep paddling.