Social Distancing: How Far Is 6 Feet, Anyway?July 27, 2020 - Katie McCallum
By now, you've got this social distancing thing down.
You know what it means: Reducing close contact between people. You know why it's important: It helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. And you know what it looks like: Keeping 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.
Actually, hang on there, do you really know what six feet looks like?
Since social distancing could be the difference between getting COVID-19 and not getting COVID-19, as well as spreading it and not spreading it — it's probably best to double-check.
Here are eight real-life objects that can help you more reliably visualize that imaginary 6-foot distance you need to keep between yourself and others:
1. An adult bike
The perfect measuring tape on wheels.
2. A three-person sofa
We're in a one-person-per-couch kind of pandemic.
3. An open door plus three more feet
Answering the door to accept a delivery? Stand back.
4. A king-size bed
Even your personal bubble is king-sized these days.
5. A sedan
If someone is inching closer, politely ask them to slow their roll.
6. Two square restaurant tables
Your party of two may actually need the table space for a party of eight.
7. A yoga mat
Your zen extends to other end of your mat — even when you're not in a pose.
8. A dairy cow
Social distancing means keeping a dairy cow between yourself and others.