What is Social Distancing?

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Social Distancing for Infectious Disease - From the Florida Dept. of Health - FloridaHealth.gov

Social distancing measures are taken to restrict when and where people can gather to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases. Social distancing measures include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings and canceling events.

Protect yourself and your community
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If you don’t have soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you’re sick.

Change your daily habits
Avoid shopping at peak hours and take advantage of delivery or pick-up services with retailers.

Work with your employer
Cooperate with leadership to change company practices, set up flexible shift plans, have employees telecommute, and cancel any large meetings or conferences.

Look for communications from universities and colleges
Regarding suspending classes, going to web-based learning and canceling all large campus meetings and gatherings.

Keep at least six feet between you and other people
Avoid shaking hands as a social greeting.

Avoid public transit if possible
Don’t travel to areas with active outbreaks.

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