Westhaven residents hold "Porch Pop-Up" to stay connected while practicing social distancing

Residents in Westhaven in Franklin held a neighborhood event while practicing social distancing. (Courtesy Southern Land Company)
Residents in Westhaven in Franklin held a neighborhood event while practicing social distancing. (Courtesy Southern Land Company)

Residents in Westhaven in Franklin held a neighborhood event while practicing social distancing. (Courtesy Southern Land Company)

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Residents in Westhaven in Franklin held a neighborhood event while practicing social distancing. (Courtesy Southern Land Company)
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Residents in Westhaven in Franklin held a neighborhood event while practicing social distancing. (Courtesy Southern Land Company)
As a way to help neighbors get out of the house while practicing social distancing, the Westhaven community in Franklin held a "Porch Pop-Up" event March 21.

As part of the event, residents were encouraged to sit on porches and play music, to find a way to entertain neighbors or to walk through the neighborhood and wave from a safe distance.


Dozens of neighbors took part in the event, which started on a resident's Facebook page, according to an announcement from Southern Land Company, the developer of Westhaven.

While Greater Nashville residents are encouraged to go outside while practicing social distancing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends staying at least six feet away from others and avoiding shaking hands to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. See more recommendations on how to prevent spreading coronavirus here.

Is your neighborhood doing something to help neighbors stay connected during the coronavirus outbreak? Let us know at frbnews@communityimpact.com.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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