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Go the Distance to Protect Your Health

Go the Distance to Protect Your Health

What is social distancing?

Social distancing is the practice of increasing the amount of distance between people in order to decrease the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus. The CDC recommends that people should keep a distance of six feet apart from one another in order to prevent the spread of the virus. Social distancing practices include closing schools, event cancellations, working from home and closing the dining rooms in restaurants.

Implementing Social Distancing 

What to avoid:

  • Group gatherings
  • Sleep overs
  • Play dates
  • Crowded retail stores
  • Crowded malls
  • Visitors in your house
  • Non-essential workers in your house
  • Mass transit systems
  • Shaking hands
  • Traveling
  • Visiting loved ones who are high risk

When to use caution:

  • Shopping for groceries, supplies, etc.  
  • Getting take out from local restaurants
  • Picking up medications (tip:Try to get a 90-day supply of your prescription.) 

What you CAN do: 

  • Take a walk.
  • Go for a hike.
  • Consider cycling.
  • Do yard work
  • Play in your yard with your children or pets. 
  • Clean out a closet.
  • Read a good book.
  • Listen to music.
  • Cook a new meal.
  • Hold family game night.
  • Go for a drive.
  • Have group video chats.
  • Stream a favorite show.
  • Call to check on a friend.
  • Call to check on an elderly neighbor.
  • Attend a virtual church service.
  • Attend a virtual work out with your local gym.

North Oaks Health System thanks you for working together to keep our community safe during this time. We're in this together. 

Click here for COVID-19 health system updates.