Social Distancing FAQ

Social Distancing & Infectious Disease

Social distancing measures are taken to restrict when and where people can gather to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases. Social distancing measures include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings and canceling events.

Protect Yourself and Your Community

washing hands imageWash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If you don’t have soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you’re sick.

Change your Daily Habits

daily habits imageAvoid shopping at peak hours and take advantage of delivery or pick-up services with retailers.

Work with your Employer

work with employerCooperate with leadership to change company practices, set up flexible shift plans, have employees telecommute, and cancel any large meetings or conferences.

Avoid Crowded Places

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Sporting events
Community festivals

Avoid Public Transit if Possible

avoid public transit imageDon’t travel to areas with active outbreaks.

Follow the Six Foot Rule

six foot rule imageKeep at least six feet between you and other people.
Avoid shaking hands as a social greeting.

Shift Your Communications

shift communications imageMove to online communications such as Skype, Google Duo, WhatsApp, Zoom, or FB Messenger.

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