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Countries around the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by social distancing. It is a central aspect of plans to limit the spread of the virus. But what is social distancing and how do you do it?
What is social distancing?
While it may be disappointing to hear that so many sports events, cruises, festivals and other gatherings are being canceled, there is a public health reason for these measures. These cancellations help stop or slow down the spread of disease allowing the health care system to more readily care for patients over time.
Canceling events that are likely to draw crowds is an example of social distancing. Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.
Other examples of social distancing that allow you to avoid larger crowds or crowded spaces are:
1. Working from home instead of at the office
2. Closing schools or switching to online classes
3. Communicating with loved ones by electronic devices instead of in-person
4. Canceling or postponing conferences and large meetings
The pandemic can seem overwhelming, but in truth, every person can help slow down the spread of COVID-19. By doing your part, you can make a big difference to your health, and that of others around you.
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