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  2. What is social distancing and how can it slow the spread of ...

    What is social distancing? Social distancing is a public health practice that aims to prevent sick people from coming in close contact with healthy people in order to reduce opportunities for disease transmission. It can include large-scale measures like canceling group events or closing public spaces, as well as individual decisions such as ...

  3. Social distancing - Wikipedia

    In public health, social distancing, also called physical distancing, is a set of non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures intended to prevent the spread of a contagious disease by maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing the number of times people come into close contact with each other.

  4. How to Protect Yourself and Others | CDC

    CDC’s COVID-19 hospital admission levels provide information about the amount of severe illness in the community where you are located to help you decide when to take action to protect yourself and others.

  5. Coronavirus, Social and Physical Distancing and Self-Quarantine

    What is social distancing? The practice of social distancing means staying home and away from others as much as possible to help prevent spread of COVID-19. The practice of social distancing encourages the use of things such as online video and phone communication instead of in-person contact.

  6. How Social Distancing Combats COVID-19 - US News Health

    In short, experts say, social distancing is our one and only big hope for intervening early enough to dramatically reduce the spread of the disease and deaths. Whether successful or not, the...

  7. How to Social Distance During COVID-19 - American Red Cross

    If you must go in public for essentials, practice social distancing — that is, maintaining physical space around you — by: Keeping at least 6 feet away from others. Avoiding gathering in groups, including at a friend’s house, parks, restaurants, shops or any other place.

  8. Social Distancing: The Impact on Your Health and Immune System

    Social distancing is a term used in public health that means to stay home or separate yourself from others as much as possible, in order to prevent or reduce the likelihood of the spread of...

  9. What Is Social Distancing? How to Use It Amid Coronavirus - TIME

    Per the CDC’s recommendation, social distancing involves “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance” whenever possible to limit the ability of the...

  10. Description: Updated July 6, 2020. Limiting close face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

  11. What is Social Distancing? - Health

    Social distancing. This term refers to public health measures that keep people at safe distances from one another in order to slow the spread of disease. Early in the pandemic, social distancing ...