Importance and Benefit of Social Distancing — Honest Pros and Cons

Importance of Social Distancing

1. Slow Down the Spread of Viruses — Flatten the Curve

2. To Save Yourself and Others at This Time of Crisis

3. Keep the Vulnerable Population Safe

Tips for Social Distancing

  1. Follow guidelines from the government where you live.
  2. If you’re in the grocery store or pharmacy to shop for food or drugs, stand at least 6 feet away from everyone.
  3. Cover your mouth and nose with a face-covering cloth for others, like when you decide to go out to the grocery store in public, for example.
  4. Clean your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  5. Avoid gatherings outside your household of any size, like a friend’s house, parks, restaurants, shops or any other place. This advice extends to individuals of any age, including teenagers and young adults. Kids will not have playdates in person while out of school.
  6. If necessary stop using some form of public transport, ridesharing, or taxis.
  7. If necessary, work from home.
  8. If you are a student or parent, explore digital / distance learning options with the teacher.

What are the Benefits of Social Distancing?

1. Reduces the Rate at Which the Viruses Transmit

2. Saves Lives

3. Gives Time for Self Care

4. Learn New Skills




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