COVID-19: Coping and Daily Life

Slow the spread and keep your distance between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to this virus and slowing its spread locally and across the country and world.

Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing:

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people
  • Do not gather in groups
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings

Stay connected while staying away. It is very important to stay in touch with friends and family that do not live in your home. Call, video chat, or stay connected using social media. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations and having to socially distance yourself from someone you love can be difficult.

When you need to venture out consider ways that you can protect yourself and slow the spread of COVID-19.

What you need to know:

  • Stay home if sick
  • Use online services when available
  • Wear a cloth face covering when running errands
  • Use social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from others)
  • Use hand sanitizer after leaving stores
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you get home
Do  Visit parks that are close to your home.   Prepare before you visit.   Stay at least 6 feet away from others (“social distancing”), and take other steps to prevent COVID-19.   Play it safe around and in swimming pools. Keep space between yourself and others  Don’t  Visit parks if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19.   Visit crowded parks.   Use playgrounds.   Participate in organized activities or sports.