COVID-19: Move at least 6 feet away from others
Move at least 6 feet away from others
Avoid public spaces where close contact with others may occur. When you are around other people, stay at least 6 feet away from them. The most common way the virus spreads is by unseen droplets in the air when an infected person breathes out. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. The droplets land on surfaces, which we then touch, so frequent hand washing or use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is advised.
Follow other social distancing guidelines
The state is asking Georgians to limit person-to-person contact until the pandemic is over. Social distancing is not about us as individuals; it’s about all Georgians working in unison to slow the spread of the virus so our hospitals aren't overwhelmed by a surge of critically ill patients.
So, what does social distancing mean?
- Limit your outings. To help protect the health of Georgia’s residents and businesses, you should stay home as much as possible and take every precaution to limit social interaction. If you have to leave your home, you must follow the CDC’s social distancing, sanitation, and public health safety measures. This will help us maintain the progress we’ve made in our fight against COVID-19 and prevent our hospitals and health care facilities from being overwhelmed.
- Protect your household. If anyone in your household is at higher risk for severe illness from the virus, all members of the household should behave as if they share the same risk factors to avoid introducing the virus into the home. You should think of your entire household as a single unit. If one person puts themselves at risk, everyone in the home is at risk. That means you should strictly adhere to the CDC's isolation and quarantine guidelines.