The social distancing guidelines that have been set by each state are meant to serve as a protective protocol for individuals across the US. Social distancing helps reduce everyone’s risk of contracting the disease, especially protecting those who may be immunocompromised. Even if someone who was exposed to the virus does not show symptoms, it is important for them to self-quarantine from the rest of their family to avoid active spreading while they are asymptomatic.
- If someone in your family gets sick with Coronavirus, having just one person take care of them is best to reduce spreading.
- It’s important to take social distancing serious. We might think it’s no big deal but it really is our responsibility to stay away from our friends and family during these times.
- Clean the things you use in your house. Don’t share eating utensils with family. Try to wash your hands regularly.
“Just because a person has been exposed does not mean that they will get sick. The purpose of self-quarantine is to keep exposed people away from well people so that if they do become sick, they don’t spread their illness.”