CDC advice: Avoid close contact

One of the steps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to avoid close contact.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain six feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.
    • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
    • Stay at least six feet (about two arms’ length) from other people.
    • Do not gather in groups.
    • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
    • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

The CDC website provides regular updates and helpful information on COVID-19. View more tips on protecting yourself and others.