Social Distancing

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What Everyone needs to know

Social Distancing is the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infections or diseases. Social Distancing precautions include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings and cancelling events. It also means staying at least six feet away from others to reduce the possibility of disease transmission.

Below are examples of what everyone should not to do, and what is safe to do as long as social distancing and hygiene precautions are followed.

Hygiene Precautions »

In addition, based on guidance from the Public Health Officer, during essential activities outside the home, always wear a face covering to protect others from possible infection. Learn more about face coverings here.

Essential businesses that continue to operate during the Shelter in Place Order can find information about social distancing requirements here.


  • Group Gatherings
  • Sleep-overs
  • Play Dates
  • Concerts
  • Theater Outings
  • Athletic Events
  • Crowded Retail Stores
  • Malls
  • Non-Essential Travel
  • Bars & Restaurants
  • Visitors in Your Home

Use Caution

  • Visiting a Grocery Store
  • Pick-up and Delivery of Food
  • Picking Up Medications
  • Essential Travel
  • Essential Use of Mass Transit
  • Care for a Family Member or Pet in Another Household
  • Public Restrooms

Safe to Do

  • Take a Walk, Hike, Cycle or Run
  • Take Your Pet to a Veterinarian
  • Laundry at a Laundromat
  • Volunteer
  • Donate Blood
  • Go to Health Care Appointments
  • Make Parental Custody Visits
  • Yard Work
  • Take Your Dog for a Walk
  • Play in your Yard
  • Clean Out Closet
  • Read a Good Book
  • Listen to Music
  • Cook a Meal
  • Family Game Night
  • Go for a Drive
  • Group Video Chats
  • Stream a Favorite Show
  • Call or Text a Friend
  • Call or Text an Elderly Neighbor