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  1. In public health, social distancing, also called physical distancing, [2] [3] [4] 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.

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  3. Social distancing - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_distancing

    In public health, social distancing, also called physical distancing, [2] [3] [4] 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. What Is Social Distancing? - Verywell Mind

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    The CDC defines social distancing as "remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible." 2 It is less drastic than quarantine or isolation, which are used for people who are suspected to be carrying the virus.

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

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    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 avoiding crowds.

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

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    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...

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  7. Social Distancing | COVID19 - Fairfax County, Virginia

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    Social distancing can feel isolating and tedious but there are many activities in which you can engage while following good social distancing practices. Walk the dog, go for a hike , work or play in your yard, try out a new recipe, download books for yourself and your family from the library and check in on friends and neighbors.

  8. Social distancing Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

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    : 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. Social Distancing – What is it and Why is it Important?

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    Social Distancing is a term used to describe staying away from people and microbial residue that people leave behind when touching objects. The coronavirus COVID-19 is spread from person to person via close social contact. The simplest way to avoid contracting the virus is to avoid close social contact. This is where social distancing comes in.

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

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    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.

  11. CDC ends COVID-19 social distancing recommendation

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    Two and a half years since the pandemic began, the CDC said Americans no longer need to stay at least 6 feet away from each other, since an estimated 95% of people over the age of 16 have some...

  12. How to Protect Yourself and Others | CDC

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    Spending time outside when possible instead of inside can also help: Viral particles spread between people more readily indoors than outdoors. Actions that can improve ventilation and filtration include: Bringing in as much outdoor air as possible—for example, opening windows.