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  2. Social Distancing, Isolation, and Quarantine - WebMD

    Social distancing is one of the types of distancing that government officials recommend during a widespread outbreak of a disease. Others are quarantine, isolation, and shelter-in-place or...

  3. 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...

  4. CDC ends COVID-19 social distancing recommendation

    CDC ends COVID-19 social distancing recommendation By Patrick Reilly August 11, 2022 6:32pm Updated The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday the agency was dropping some of...

  5. What Is Social Distancing? - Verywell Mind

    The CDC defines social distancing as "remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible." It is less drastic than quarantine or isolation, which are used for people who are suspected to be carrying the virus.

  6. Specific Settings | COVID-19 | CDC

    Specific Settings. Updated Dec. 7, 2022. Español | Other Languages. Print. COVID-19 by County: COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help you and communities decide what prevention steps to take based on hospitalizations and cases. Check your community level.

  7. What is social distancing | COVID-19

    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 or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

  8. Social distancing Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster distancing

    : the practice of maintaining a greater than usual physical distance (such as six feet or more) from other people or of avoiding direct contact with people or objects in public places during the outbreak of a contagious disease in order to minimize exposure and reduce the transmission of infection : physical distancing

  9. Father who introduced social distancing rule in lockdown ...

    Father who introduced five-metre social distancing rule to avoid wife and children during lockdown divorce wins appeal against controlling behaviour conviction. Peter Copland, 66, arranged time ...

  10. What Is Social Distancing? How to Use It Amid Coronavirus - Time

    Social distancing is not the same as self-quarantine or isolation, two other practices being utilized to minimize the coronavirus spread. The key difference is that a quarantine or isolation ...

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

    WHAT IS SOCIAL DISTANCING The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages everyone to stay home and avoid non-essential travel. 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.