As the pandemic continues through the summer, it is easy to overlook the need to safeguard yourself and your family. Vigilance against COVID-19 takes discipline and responsibility for your actions. As the pandemic lags on, safety precautions are continuously needed and encouraged - especially social distancing.
Social distancing is the spacing out of individuals to limit the spread of COVID-19 and other easily transmitted diseases and infections. Staying 6 feet apart from other individuals makes it harder to pass on certain airborne sicknesses.
Summer has made it easier to practice social distancing as more people have been outdoors. Larger outdoor spaces means distancing from other individuals can simply be done. This however becomes more challenging in the colder months as more people move indoors.
Schools, work and other fall social and physical environments need to be mindful of social distancing. Less people per space makes it easier for those to be properly spread out. Rooms should have proper ventilation and plexiglass barriers if social distancing is not possible. And all individuals in a public indoor space should wear a mask.
Social distancing is an important, simple and free practice that safeguards against the spread of infectious disease. It minimizes risk and is simple to practice. Continue to be vigilant and mindful of all necessary steps to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and social distance whenever possible.