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What is it?

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.

Why is it important?

Social distancing is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This virus seems to spread from person to person through droplets from coughing and sneezing. So if you keep your distance from others, you're less likely to get it or spread it.

And social distancing is important for everyone, not just those who are at high risk of infection, like older people. You might have the virus but not have symptoms. You could then give the infection to someone you come into contact with.

How is it done?

Putting 6 feet, or about 2 meters, between you and other people is the recommended distance. Also stay away from any place where people may gather, such as parks or other public gathering places. So if possible:

  • Work from home, and keep your kids at home.
  • Don't travel if you don't have to. And avoid public transportation, ride-shares, and taxis unless you have no choice.
  • Limit shopping to essentials, like food and medicines.
  • Wear a cloth face cover if you have to go to a public place like the grocery store or pharmacy.
  • Don't eat in restaurants. (You can still get takeout or food deliveries.)
  • Avoid crowds and busy places. Follow stay-at-home orders or other directions for your area.

Where can you learn more?

Go to https://www.healthwise.net/patientEd

Enter A133 in the search box to learn more about 'Learning About COVID-19 and Social Distancing'.

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