Social distancing is when you create more space between yourself and others to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Social distancing has proven to be an effective way to control the spread of the virus, which can transfer from person to person when someone coughs, sneezes or talks. Droplets are inhaled or land in the mouths or noses of others.
Tips to Help Kids Social Distance at School
Children should maintain physical distancing of 6 feet or more, even at school. Here are suggestions for separating kids to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
- In classrooms: Encourage spacing desks at least 6 feet apart. If plexiglass dividers are not available between workspaces in the classroom or in a lab setting, wear a mask throughout the entire class.
- In restrooms: Be sure to wash hands. Minimize kids entering the restroom at the same time. If a child is using the restroom, have other children wait outside at least 6 feet apart until the child exits. Follow a one child in / one child out flow. Avoid children gathering in the restrooms to socialize.
- In hallways: Avoid gathering in close quarters, such as hallways, where the flow of traffic can be blocked and children forced to stand closer than 6 feet. Wear a mask in the hallways at all times.
Social Distancing Guides
Download our Social Distancing Guide and be sure kids always stay 6-feet away.