What is social distancing?
Social distancing, also known as "physical distancing," is keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. Social distancing is one of the best ways to avoid being exposed to COVID-19 and slowing its spread.
To practice social distancing properly you should:
- Stay at least 6 feet apart from other people.
- Do not gather in groups.
- Avoid crowded areas and avoid mass gatherings.
While the threat of COVID-19 is still ongoing, it is important that everyone limits close contact with individuals outside their household, since people can unknowingly spread the virus before showing signs of being sick. Even if you are not sick, it is very important to stay away from others when possible.