How to Build a Hug Tunnel and Plan a Hugging Event

Hug Tunnels are a creative way to help nursing home residents safely stay connected with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. A group in Colorado has found a way to maintain vital social connection with a project to bring safe hugs to socially/physically isolated older adults living in settings where visits from family and friends have been restricted. The “hug tunnel” consists of a clean, clear, soft plastic curtain with arms that allows older adults around the country a viable way to safely embrace family and friends.

The Hug Tunnel Guide provides instructions for building your own hug tunnel, including a list of materials, diagrams, cleaning and disinfection guidelines and more.

Access the resource here.