What is Social Distancing?
By now, we've all heard the calls for social distancing.
We want everyone to understand what it means and how it relates to you. So, we've put together some information on the government issued social distancing directions.
Social Distancing = Physical Distance
Have you ever wanted a superpower? During the world's current battle with COVID-19, we all have a superpower that protects ourselves and others. It's called social distancing. When we practice social distancing, we can stop the spread of COVID-19.
Social distancing means staying physically separate from other people outside of the people you live with full-time. The recommended space is 6 feet or 2 metres apart.
Couple your new superpower with regular hand washing and routine cleaning to protect against COVID-19.
What is safe to do while social distancing?
Safe social distancing practices include staying home and only leaving your apartment to restock on essential goods (food, prescriptions, cleaning products), to exercise, and to get some fresh air.
This means you may leave your home to:
- Get groceries (it's recommended to buy enough groceries to last 2 weeks).
- Go to the store for laundry detergent, hand soap, and other essential goods.
- Go to the pharmacy for health products and prescriptions.
- Fill your car with gas at the gas station.
When you leave your apartment, remember your superpower and stay 6 feet or 2 metres away from others. If you must, always cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue.
It's also safe to get outside for fresh air, just remember to use your superpower and...
- Don't go to a crowded park.
- Don't meet friends for walks or playdates.
- Don't gather with others outside your home.
While there may be numerous restrictions on our daily lives right now, keeping in touch with others is safe and important.
- Check on neighbours: Knock and step back 6 feet to wait for them to answer.
- Phone or video chat loved ones and friends to talk.
- Walk your dog, and take your animals to the vet as needed.
- Have children write letters to friends and teachers.
- Take a virtual tour of a museum, art gallery, or aquarium.
Embrace your superpower and stay home to stay safe. Although our offices are closed to walk-in traffic, you can call your building manager if you require assistance.