COVID-19 RESPONSE: Social Distancing
Social distancing is a strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease
caused by the coronavirus. This is a conscious effort to reduce contact
between people to slow down the spread of the virus.
Even if you are symptom-free, and not part of an at-risk group, you still
need to change your lifestyle starting today.
Can I go out in public places?
You should avoid public places if you cannot stay six feet away from other
people. You should be home as much as possible. Think about how you can
decrease close contacts and crowded environments while COVID-19 is spreading
through our communities.
Should I worry about the grocery store?
Again, try to avoid being close to others. Go to the store early in the
morning or off-hours to avoid crowds. If you are in an area with home
delivery, ask that your groceries be left at the door, rather than having
a face-to-face interaction.
Can I have friends over?
There is no absolute rule, but the idea is to decrease the size of gatherings
while increasing the distance between people. As always, practice good
hygiene. It is also a good idea to minimize the number of gatherings you have.
Should I cancel large events that have been scheduled for a long time?
If it’s possible to postpone large gatherings to a later date, you
should do so. Many state and local communities have announced guidelines
or even firm restrictions on the size of gatherings. If you cannot cancel
an event, ask guests not to attend if they are sick or demonstrating symptoms
of COVID-19 (fever, cough, respiratory issues) or if they are at high
risk for illness complications (such as the elderly).
Can I go to the gym?
If you go to the gym, disinfect the surfaces you touch, wash your hands
before and after you work out. Be sure not to touch your face during workouts.
And, as always, keep distance between yourself and others.
Should I visit my elderly relatives?
You should limit your visits and keep your distance from your older relatives
who are at high risk from COVID-19. If possible, set up a way to conduct
virtual visits. Do have a plan to stay in contact and be in touch with
Can I visit my family members who are in the hospital or nursing home?
Out of precaution, Mile Bluff has implemented visitor restrictions. Please
review before coming to any of our facilities.
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