Health Minute: Social Distancing

Apr 7, 2020

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You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

COVID-19 requires all of us to take precautions through “social distancing.” Social distancing means staying physically separated from other people by at least 6 feet or 2 meters.

While it's still acceptable to exercise outdoors, it's important to find outdoor spaces that aren't crowded with other people. It's also important to avoid large gatherings and to avoid traveling by public transit.

If someone in your home is ill, physical distancing may include having that person stay isolated in another part of the home until the symptoms resolve.

All of us can help slow and prevent the spread of coronavirus by practicing social distancing. For more information, visit The Pennsylvania Department of Health at

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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.