Social distancing

What is Social Distancing? 

Social distancing, also called "physical distancing," means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not from your household. 

To practice social distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 meters, or 2 arm lengths) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces. 

Social distancing should be practiced in combination with other everyday preventative actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, and frequently washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

Health officials recommend to avoid the following:

  • Group gatherings
  • Sleepovers
  • Playdates
  • Traveling
  • Church services
  • Visitors in your house
  • Non-essential workers in your house

Please keep your distance when you:

  • Visit a local restaurant to get take out
  • Visit a grocery store
  • Pick up medications
  • Or spend time outside in public spaces

It is safe to do the following:

  • Take a walk. The health department has created stickers that say, “Six feet apart, please.” This is a polite way to remind each other that during the next month or so, we need to give each other a wide berth.
  • Yard work.
  • Clean out a closet or read a good book. Listen to music, have a family game night or stream a favorite show.
  • Remain connected with friends and neighbors, but do so via phone or email. A video chat is a great way to combat social isolation.

CDC: What is Social Distancing?

Social distancing graphics for download and sharing

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Social distancing stickers

We have created social distancing stickers to remind people to keep a safe distance away from each other while out in public. These stickers can be printed on Avery mailing labels SIZE 94207.

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