My roommates and I had extensive conversations about our expectations and safety rules amid the pandemic before they decided not to move in. It was stressful thinking about which classes they would be going to, what friends they’d be seeing, and whose boyfriends would be over all while trying to be safe. But now that I’m alone, all I have to worry about is my own actions. If you’re living alone now, even though it might feel isolating, you don’t have to worry about your roommates potentially infecting you or vice versa. It’s still difficult and confusing to make choices now, but when you’re alone, it’s just a little bit easier.