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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

    Learn the definition of social distancing and its importance during the coronavirus pandemic. Putting space between yourself and others could help prevent a spike in U.S. coronavirus deaths. Skip...

  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. Advice for the public - World Health Organization (WHO)

    Keep physical distance of at least 1 metre from others, even if they don’t appear to be sick. Avoid crowds and close contact. Wear a properly fitted mask when physical distancing is not possible and in poorly ventilated settings. Clean your hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

  9. Social distancing: What it is and why it's the best tool we ...

    What is social distancing? Social distancing is a tool public health officials recommend to slow the spread of a disease that is being passed from person to person.

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

    "Social distancing" is the idea of people stay at least 6 feet away from others Aside from self-quarantines, one method experts and health officials suggest is "social distancing." Here's what ...

  11. 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).