With shelter-in-place rules and social distancing advice, area residents are devising new ways to socialize on newly low-traffic streets.

Children play in the Statewood Road hopscotch squares.

On Statewood Road in North Buckhead, the neighborhood came up a way to keep kids entertained: a giant game of hopscotch.

The hopscotch game underway.

The squares are chalked on both sides of the entire length of the roughly 1,500-foot-long street, according to local resident Sally Silver, also known as an aide to City Councilmember Howard Shook. The kids can play while separate from each other, and the adults do some socially distanced hanging out at curbside.

Adults do socially distanced hanging out.

Photos by Sally Silver.

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John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.