Social Distancing

Public health officials say social distancing and wearing face coverings are key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting high-risk individuals. 

Avoid Close Contact

Keep at least 6 feet between yourself and individuals from other households. According to the CDC, the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, and between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), particularly in enclosed spaces. 

A household is defined as those who live together. For example, a group of students living together in a housing unit are a household.

Avoid Handshakes

The virus can spread person to person through touching. 

Avoid Meeting in Groups 

Use Webex, IVC, and other virtual ways to get work done, even if you and your colleagues are all still at work. This is particularly important if you cannot provide 6 feet between people in an in-person meeting. Learn more about working remotely.

Avoid Large Gatherings

The state of Utah has issued guidelines in the Utah Leads Together Plan that provides limits on the size of gatherings as the state moves through the high to low risk phases. Ensure that even when you gather with others, that you put physical space between you. Older adults and those with serious underlying health conditions should stay home and away from people from other households.

Social Distance Does Not Mean Emotional Distance

This is a particularly stressful time period, and you should reach out to others through technology to give and receive support. Learn more about managing stress from the CDC.