Social distancing is a set of actions taken to slow the spread of contagious disease. It is also known as physical distancing. Guidelines for social distancing include avoiding or limiting face-to-face contact, staying at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people, and avoiding crowded places or large groups. These actions are particularly important because people may be contagious before they know they are sick and could inadvertently spread disease. Physical distancing discourages hugs,... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Health, 2020.