Social Distancing

Social Distancing is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. By slowing how quickly the disease moves through the population, we can decrease the pressure on our hospitals and medical providers, resulting in fewer deaths. Your action is critical to ensuring we slow the spread.

Avoid Close Contact

Keep 6 feet between yourself and others 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) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. 

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 2.0 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 other people.

Social Distance Does Not Mean Emotional Distance

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