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Physical Distancing

Physical distancing is the practice of keeping extra space between yourself and others as a way to reduce the risk of infection. Distancing is most important for those at higher risk of COVID-19 including those who are not vaccinated or immunocompromised.

Tips for physical distancing

  • Stay at least six feet apart from others.
  • Eliminate contact with others (e.g., hand-shaking, hugging).
  • Avoid touching common surfaces (where possible) and wash hands frequently if it’s not possible to avoid touching surfaces.
  • Limit large gatherings and in-person meetings when feasible.
  • Take the stairs rather than an elevator when possible.
  • Separate work stations by at least six feet.
  • Maintain physical distancing during breaks and at shift start and end times.
  • Stagger break times and work schedules.
  • Limit in-person meetings to fewer than 10 people and maintain at least 6-foot spacing.
  • Take separate vehicles.
  • Minimize the number of people in a work area at the same time.