How To Social Distance – Guidelines From Alberta Health

Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIH

Alberta Health has published a list of guidelines on how to practice social distancing as you go about your daily lives including grocery shopping and riding an elevator.

Social Distancing is limiting the number of people you come into close contact with. Social distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak.

According to Alberta Health, there is no need to remain indoors as long as you keep 2 meters (6 feet or around the length of a bicycle) distance from others. To reduce the risk of acquiring COVID-19, you should reduce the number of times you leave your house to perform errands.

General Rules

  • When coughing or sneezing: cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand
  • Dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined wastebasket and wash your hands afterward
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands

HOW TO SOCIAL DISTANCE WHILE GROCERY SHOPPING

  • Try to shop at times when there are fewer shoppers (first thing in the morning or late at night)
  • Wipe down the handle of grocery carts and baskets, and wash or sanitize hands before entering and after leaving the store
  • Use self-check out if available
  • Order online and try to have groceries delivered if possible

HOW TO SOCIAL DISTANCE WHILE RIDING AN ELEVATOR

  • Avoid overcrowding — take the stairs or wait for the next elevator
  • Avoid touching your face after pushing the button
  • Limit the number in an elevator car to 2-3 people
  • Wash with soap or sanitize your hands after leaving the elevator

HOW TO SOCIAL DISTANCE WHILE USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • Avoid touching your face after pushing buttons
  • Try to maintain as much distance as possible between yourself and other riders
  • Sanitize hands on exit

IF THERE IS A NECESSITY TO GATHER TOGETHER

  • Have hand sanitizer for guests to use when they come over
  • Use utensils (do not use your hands to eat finger food, sandwiches, etc.)
  • Consider using disposable dishes and utensils
  • Wipe frequently touched areas with Lysol or disinfectant wipes pre- and post-gathering,(doorknobs, light switches, bathroom taps, etc.)
  • Do not share dishes and drinks

A Useful Video on How to Wash Your Hands

(not from Alberta Health) Courtesy: TWI Institute

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