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  2. How to Protect Yourself and Others | CDC

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    Small particles that people breathe out can contain virus particles. The closer you are to a greater number of people, the more likely you are to be exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. To avoid this possible exposure, you may want to avoid crowded areas, or keep distance between yourself and others.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Social distancing Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

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    noun medical : 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

  6. 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.

  7. Social Distancing, Isolation, and Quarantine - WebMD

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    Social distancing, or physical distancing, means limiting close contact with people you don’t live with, both indoors and outdoors. It’s one of the best tools we have to prevent the spread of...

  8. Social Distancing FAQ: What You Can And Can't Do Right Now ...

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    "Social distancing .... doesn't mean no one ever sets foot out the front door," Morrison says. "It means being careful." After you unpack the food at home, wash your hands again, Harris says.

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

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    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. Social distancing - Wikipedia

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    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.

  11. 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...