SOCIAL DISTANCING: PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
Keep Your Distance: You could be infected and not know it. Other people could be infected and have no symptoms.
Call / Facetime / online chat with friends and family.
Stay home as much as you can. If you need groceries, only 1 person should go.
If you must go out - wear a face mask
♦ Don't gather in groups
♦ Stay 6' away from others
♦ Don't shake hands or hug
And make sure you wash your hands frequently.
Why is Social Distancing so important?
The COVID-19 virus appears to be very contagious, and seems to be spread in several ways:
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- By inhaling droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- By inhaling aerosolized virus that may hang in the air.
- By touching a contaminated surface and then touching your face, mouth or nose.
Even people who don't feel sick and have no symptoms can be infected and spread the virus.
You may not be worried about the virus (although you should be — even young, healthy people can get very sick; some end up in the ICU).
But if you get infected, you could easily infect someone who is older, or not healthy, just by going to the grocery store, or passing them on the sidewalk.
More Information from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Get the Social Distancing Poster:
- See the Social Distancing video for teens
- See the video on stopping the spread of germs
Other Ways to Stay Safe From the CDC:
- Community Mitigation Strategies - Keeping Your Community Safe
Triển Khai Các Chiến Lược Giảm Thiểu Nguy Cơ Cho Những Cộng Đồng Có Lây Truyền Covid-19 Tại Địa Phương (Vietnamese)
COVID-19 감염이 있는 지역에서의 완화 전략 실행 (Korean)
- How to Protect Yourself
- Protect Your Family
- Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations
- All about face masks