What is Social Distancing?

Social distancing is a practice recommended by public health officials to stop or slow down the spread of contagious diseases. It requires the creation of physical space between individuals who may spread certain infectious diseases. The key is to achieve space between individuals when events or activities cannot be modified, postponed, or canceled.

Although the Department expects most events to be postponed or canceled, we emphasize that the venue space does matter. Achieving space between individuals of approximately six feet is advisable. Additionally, there is a particular focus on creating space between individuals who have come together on a one-time or rare basis and who have very different travel patterns such as those coming from multiple countries, states or counties. 


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1. What is a Community Event?
2. What is a Private Event?
3. What is a "gathering?"
4. Is it safe to attend or hold a community or private event?
5. What is Social Distancing?
6. How will cancelling or postponing events help?
7. What is a "mega event?"