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The Importance of Social Distancing



What is it?

Social distancing means putting space between yourself and other people. The recommended distance is 6 feet, or about 2 meters. This also means staying away from any place where people publically gather, such as parks. 

Why is it important?

This coronavirus seems to spread from person to person contact via droplets from coughing and sneezing. Therefore, if you stay separate from others the virus will spread less. Social distancing is important for everyone, not just those who are at high risk of infection, like older people. You might have the virus, but not have symptoms. You could then give the infection to someone you come into contact with.


How do I social distance?

Through our interconnected and socially driven world, it is not easy or natural to socially distance. Regardless, here are a few tips that can help your loved ones and community to lessen the spread:   

What are some socially distanced family activities?








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Ellie McLean

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