Social distancing can help stop the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Here are some things that are safe for you and your family to continue and other activities that require caution or should stop altogether.
Remember: The goal of social distancing is to prevent close contact with others.
It's safe to:
- Go for a hike or walk
- Read a book
- Take a bike ride
- Cook a meal as a family
- Watch a movie
- Play a board game
- Video chat or call friends and family
- Clean your house
- Or enjoy other similar activities in your home or outside that don't require close contact with others
Use caution to:
- Shop in stores
- Ride on public transportation
- Eat or get takeout at restaurants
- Or visit other spaces where there is the potential to come into close contact with others or where germs likely live on surfaces you may touch
It's not safe to:
- Travel for nonessential reasons
- Go to group events (concerts, sports, etc.)
- Host play dates
- Play at playgrounds
- Socialize in groups
- Attend birthday parties and other gatherings
- Visit people if they (or you) are sick
- Or partake in other group activities where it's difficult to avoid close contact with others
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