On Saturday, Jill Dillard shared a new social media post. In the post, she reveals that she took her sons, Israel, 5, and Samuel, 2, to visit their grandparents. This is Derick Dillard’s mom and her husband, not the Duggar family. She says that they “walked to the boat ramp and had a picnic lunch.” While the family had a visit, Derick hung back at home to work on his final exams, as he’s currently in law school. Though fans think the small gathering sounds nice, many are quick to notice that Jill suddenly doesn’t care about social-distancing.
One fan in the comments section reminds Jill that social distancing means you can’t see your family. The fan continues, “It sucks, I know but what really sucks is those of us that miss our families terribly but are doing what we’re suppose to be doing while people like you are just making all this last longer cause you think you’re above the rules. and not only that, you’re putting your kids in danger every time you take them around others.”
Other Duggar fans are leaving similar comments on the post. They think that it’s odd that Jill is no longer following social distancing suggestions. Previously, Jill shared ideas for keeping the kids occupied while at home. She also shared at-home date night tips. Plus, on a recent grocery trip, she wore a mask. So, it seems like Jill knows about the risks of the coronavirus. She seemed to be taking it seriously before.
One reason Jill might be letting up on social distancing is that much of the country is starting to open back up. Some states have plans in place to allow people in stores at limited capacities.
Was the Duggar family ever under a stay-at-home order?
The Counting On family lives in Arkansas. Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo are the only family members who don’t live in Arkansas. In Los Angeles, California, where the Vuolos live, strict stay-at-home orders have been in place. But, since the coronavirus pandemic began, the governor of Arkansas never took action. So, the Duggar family technically hasn’t been required to stay home.
Still, fans point out that they should be using common sense. They remind them that they’re putting themselves, their kids, and others at risk because they’re not using common sense. Even if the governor doesn’t put orders in place, there’s a pandemic and the family is aware of that. So, fans think they should be staying at home anyway. The Duggars can’t get in trouble because there aren’t any laws requiring them to stay home though.
Even though Arkansas was never under an official order, Jill seemed to be following the general guidelines to an extent. Maybe she’s using the cues from other states to make her decisions.
So, how do you feel about Jill leaving her home amid the coronavirus? Share your thoughts in the comments below.