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Social Distancing 101 - Text Version

Social Distancing 101
 
- City of Kirkland COVID-19 Information -

WHAT IS SOCIAL DISTANCING?
Social distancing' are actions that communities can take to reduce face-to-face contact, which may help reduce the spread of disease. These can be voluntary (e.g. telecommute if possible) or mandated by an agency (e.g. travel restrictions) and will vary based on how the disease is spread.

INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
1) Stay home and do not go out in public when you are sick. Avoid medical settings unless necessary.
2) Give six feet of space from others - wave instead of handshakes.
3) Practice excellent personal hygiene habits.

AT WORK
1) Work in ways that minimize close contact with people.
2) Minimize groups over 10.
3) Encourage telecommuting.
4) Clean your workspace frequently.

THOSE AT HIGHER RISK
Public Health recommends that people at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from large groups of people. People at higher risk include those who are:
1) Over 60 years of age.
2) With underlying health conditions.
3) With weakened immune systems.
4) Pregnant.

For more information, visit Public Health King County & Seattle Website
Go back to COVID-19 (coronavirus) information page.