Social distancing is the best way to help keep COVID-19 from spreading.

Social distancing means putting space between yourself and other people.

The recommended distance is 6 feet or about 2 meters.

This also means staying away from any place where people may gather such as parks or other public gathering places.

It’s important for everyone, not just people at risk, to keep their distance.

You or your child could have COVID-19, but not know it.

It may be hard for some people such as older kids and teens to do social distancing.

But it may help to remind them that they are helping the people you and your family care most about.

And when you’re keeping your distance, you’re also helping the whole health care system— from the equipment to the people who are working so hard to care for others.

So keep a 6-foot or 2-meter space between you and others.

Wear a cloth face cover over your nose and mouth.

But remember, cloth face covers should not be placed on children under age 2.

Avoid gathering places like playgrounds and coffee shops.

And be sure to stay informed about what’s happening regarding distancing in your area.

With care and a little time, you'll get through this.

Be kind to yourself and those around you.

As experts learn more about COVID-19, advice about what to do may change.

Find a reliable source of information for facts about new cases and what you can do to prevent spreading the virus.

Online resources you can trust are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Canada.CA and the World Health Organization.