We know how important it is to maintain social distancing within our facility or workplace, however, it is just as important to be sure and social distance ourselves outside of work. CDC stated that although a person doesn’t show symptoms of COVID-19, they can still be contagious up to 48 hours before symptoms begin or may not show symptoms at all. Due to the uncertainties of COVID-19 we must continue to take the proper precautions to stop the spread of disease.
Staying 6 feet away from peers that are not within your household is still required. If you must go to visit someone, see if they can meet you outside and use the proper social distancing technique.
If you must be in close contact with another person, follow these recommended steps:
- Social distancing of at least 6 feet apart
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth
- Practice proper handwashing
- Do not share items (eating utensils, cell phones, remotes, etc.)
Wearing a face mask is also still recommended. The graphic below demonstrates the importance of social distancing and wearing a mask. Remember, just because you are wearing a mask doesn’t mean you do not have to follow the social distancing order. Social distancing remains one of the best ways to help stop the spread of disease.