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COVID-19: Social Distancing

Getting this virus will not particularly harm most of us, but it is particularly deadly to older people and those with significant comorbid conditions. The way we all contribute to keeping our family and neighbors healthy and safe is to engage in social distancing:

  • If you are sick stay home. You are sick if you have some version of cough, fever, or shortness of breath.
  • Keep groups of people small.
  • If you can have people work at home, work toward that – we are trying to get as many people working at home as possible. 
  • Stay away from crowds and big events.
  • If you run large events, cancel them. 
  • Stay out of planes, buses, and trains.
  • Limit or postpone travel.
  • Support the idea of social distancing.
  • Maintain distance between yourself and others.