Social Distancing: Keep Your Distance to Help Prevent the spread of COVID-19
- Social distancing means reducing contact with people, especially in large crowds. It is a proven public health strategy that will help slow the spread of a highly contagious disease, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19). This will help protect our healthcare system to continue their ability to care for people who need it and protect our most vulnerable populations.
- The CDC recommends that people keep a distance of six feet from others to avoid spreading or catching the virus.
- Learn tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation.
Every resident should take these basic steps to protect themselves and those most at risk:
- Never visit a hospital or long-term-care facility if you have a fever or cough.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.
- Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US. See https://www.cdc.gov/travel for the latest travel guidance from the CDC.
Stay informed about the situation and make sure the information is from a credible source. Recommended credible sources for information include the Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and Jackson County Public Health.