Help reduce the spread of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) by limiting your contact with others. Read these tips to help you practice proper social distancing.
Social distancing should be practiced whenever you’re around people outside of your household to help eliminate the spread of COVID-19. Because COVID-19 spreads mainly through respiratory droplets produced by an infected individual, social distancing makes it less likely for you to come in contact with those droplets should they become airborne.
Experts recommend maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others. Having trouble determining what that looks like? Imagine 2 arms’ length between yourself and a person next to you or look to the floor, many businesses use floor stickers to mark a safe distance.
If you’re at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, it is especially important for you to practice social distancing. Look for creative ways to keep in contact with friends and family, like video calls or driveway gatherings where everyone can keep their distance.
Still traveling to and from work? Consider your means of transportation and whether or not it allows you to maintain social distance. If not, look into other options for the time being or create a game plan for how you can keep a safe distance such as taking a less crowded bus route, or getting up a bit earlier to catch a subway ride before rush hour.
Social distancing doesn’t mean giving up all activity outside the home. If open in your state, you can still visit parks and walking trails, but may want to consider when these areas are the most busy or which walking trails would accommodate for 6 feet of distance between you and other walkers.
Social distancing is just the start. Protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face mask when outside your home. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. Conduct self-checks for symptoms, including temperature checks. Remember, these simple tasks can help keep you healthy and save the lives of those around you!
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