Social distancing is a practice to help stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease like COVID-19. It is a way to deliberately increase the physical space between people to help avoid spreading illness, as staying at least 6 feet away from others can help lessen your chance of catching the virus.
Other examples of social distancing may include:
- Working from home instead of the office.
- Closing schools and/or switching to online classes.
- Connecting with others digitally rather than in person.
- Avoiding eating out or going to stores where there may be large crowds. many people in a relatively small space.