Click here for the latest coronavirus news, which the BDN has made free for the public. You can support this mission by purchasing a digital subscription. It may feel like time is standing still right now, but the days continue to trudge ahead — and, with that, come birthdays. With social distancing, self-isolation and self-quarantine, celebrating is a little more challenging than usual. You may have seen the meme: The text reads “People with birthdays in March,” and below it, a triptych of stills from Netflix’s “Narcos” of the actor Wagner Moura portraying a lonely Pablo Escobar, sitting alone on a porch swing, sitting alone at a dinner table and standing alone on a stretch of pavement. [Our COVID-19 tracker contains the most recent information on Maine cases by county] Despite the challenges of coordinating a socially distant birthday celebration, Mainers are determined not to let their loved ones celebrate their birthdays alone — and they are getting creative with their socially distant celebrations. Zooming around Video chatting platforms like Zoom have become essential in the age of the coronavirus — even for celebrating birthdays. Courtney Altmaier in Brunswick had planned to have a big birthday fete for her 30th birthday, perhaps renting a cabin and going all out.

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