Social Distancing

A term used to indicate the need to stay home and away from others as much as possible to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The practice of social distancing encourages the use of things such as online video and phone communication instead of in-person contact. As communities are reopening, the term “physical distancing” is now being used to reinforce the need to stay at least 6 feet from others, as well as wearing face masks.

SOURCE: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health