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 distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 meters, or 2 arm lengths) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Social distancing should be practiced in combination with other everyday preventative actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, and frequently washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Health officials recommend to avoid the following:
Visitors in your house
Non-essential workers in your house
Please keep your distance when you:
Visit a local restaurant to get take out
Visit a grocery store
Pick up medications
Or spend time outside in public spaces
It is safe to do the following:
Take a walk. The health department has created stickers that say, “Six feet apart, please.” This is a polite way to remind each other that during the next month or so, we need to give each other a wide berth.
Clean out a closet or read a good book. Listen to music, have a family game night or stream a favorite show.
Remain connected with friends and neighbors, but do so via phone or email. A video chat is a great way to combat social isolation.