Social distancing means reducing close contact between people to stop or slow the spread of a disease. Including:
Closing schools and businesses
Postponing large events and gatherings
Postponing play-dates, sleep-overs and parties
It does not eliminate the virus but makes it easier to control. Social distancing reduces the number of infections and spreads them out over a longer period of time. Resulting in:
The graph illustrates how protective measures like social distancing, washing hands, and cleaning surfaces works to protect the community & healthcare system.
Choosing to stay home as much as possible, inconvenient as it may seem, will ultimately impact the trajectory of this outbreak.
Even if you are healthy, it is still very important.
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Even if you think you are not sick, social distancing is the type of considerate decision that can help slow the spread of Coronavirus.
You can help protect our grandparents, our families, parents, and children, and the vulnerable.
You may even save someone’s life.