Social Distancing During The Covid-19 Pandemic

What is social distancing?

Social distancing is basically when someone keeps a safe space between oneself and another person. To exercise social distancing due to Covid-19, one would need to stay at least 6 feet apart from each other. The COVID-19 travels through infected persons when they cough or even talk, and droplets from their mouth or nose are propelled into the air, to the people nearby, through one of these ports, once inside the body this virus can cause respiratory problems, among other health issues.

The reason for practicing social distancing

The principle behind social distancing is to attempt to prevent an immense spike in COVID-19 cases, which would inevitably lead to a strain on the health care system. If everyone becomes infected at around the same time, hospitals would not have the available medical and human resources, to engage all the patients that are in need of medical care. Alternatively, social distancing helps to “flatten the curve” and temporarily avoid that spike in cases. This simple practice that anyone can do, will help save the greatest at risk, who could have otherwise faced serious health issues or even death.


New studies suggest that people who are contaminated but do not have symptoms may also unintentionally spread the coronavirus. Since people can infect others even when they don’t know they are sick, it is vital that we all stay at least 6 feet away from each other whenever possible. The timeframe for a tested and proven vaccine to appear is uncertain, that is why we all need to do what is necessary to help care for our neighbors, friends, and family through this and future pandemics.

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