Social Distancing

Social Distancing and the Stay at Home Order

Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home.

In addition to everyday steps to prevent COVID-19, keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to this virus and slowing its spread locally and across the country and world.


Exercise at home.

  • Walk your dog.
  • Go for a walk or hike, maintaining 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.
  • Yard work.
  • Play in your yard.
  • Go for a drive
  • Camping
  • Beaches and Pools
  • Household Cookouts


  • Visit a grocery store.
  • Pick up medications.
  • Pick-up or delivery of foods.
  • Go to the bank.
  • Go to the post office.
  • Go to the laundromat.
  • Fill up your vehicle at the gas station.
  • Indoor Restaurants and Bars
  • Barber Shops and Hair Salons
  • Outdoor Celebrations with More Than 10 Guests
  • Bowling Allies, Pool Halls and Arcades


  • Visit friends and family if there is no urgent need.
  • Travel to or from a job outside the area, unless to perform essential services.
  • Travel to or from a vacation home outside of the area.
  • Visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home. skilled nursing facility, or other residential care facility.
  • Play dates and sleep-overs.
  • Indoor Religious Services
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers
  • Anywhere where physical distancing is difficult