3 Effective Ways to Practice”Social Distancing”​

“Social Distancing” is the current buzz word when it comes to effective methods of protecting yourself against COVID-19. Dr. Martin (San Francisco epidemiologists) recently stated that: Social Distancing is currently the most important factor we can control in the COVID-19 outbreak, and therefore critical.”

While most people NEVER heard the term “Social Distancing” before COVID-19; I learned about it at boot camp. Let me explain…

1 Arm’s Distance!

Paris Island, South Carolina home to Marine Corps Recruit Depot is the training facility for all enlisted Marines east of the Mississippi. I will never forget the sensation of fear I felt the first time I arrived to this dreaded place and heard the terrifying sound of the Drill Instructor saying: “One arm’s distance RECRUIT!”

Later I learned why the DI was ordering us to stay 1 arm’s distance apart. During boot camp all recruits are told they must keep a one arm distance between them and the drill instructors at all times. A rule that if violated would quickly get you in a world of pain.

And that’s how I learned to keep 1 arm’s distance from a threat 🙂

Later I learned why the DI was ordering us to stay 1 arm’s distance apart. During boot camp all recruits are told they must keep a one arm distance between them and the drill instructors at all times. A rule that if violated would quickly get you in a world of pain.

And that’s how I learned to keep 1 arm’s distance from a threat 🙂

3 Tips for Effective Social Distancing

The CDC defines social distancing as it applies to COVID-19 as “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.”

When it comes to Social Distancing here’s an easy was to remember how to apply it: Adhere, Avoid, Address (Think AAA!)

Tip #1-Adhere:

The CDC has a vast amount of information and practical guidelines dealing with Social Distancing. It’s important that we adhere to these guidelines and at the minimum we keep distance from each other (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

Tip #2-AVOID

Avoid “high risk” areas or simply crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.

Tip #3 Address

We’re social animals so therefore Social Distancing does NOT come “natural” to us. Make sure you address the elephant in the room by stating why you’re not shaking hands if the situation becomes awkward. Be the leader in the room and don’t be afraid to state why you’re practicing Social Distancing.

Be a Social Distancing Leader in your circle! Set the example and remember…we’re all in this TOGETHER!

Stay Safe…Be Healthy!

Author: DavidSecurity

A Security Professional with over 15 years experience helping International organizations, NGOs, Expats and Travelers THRIVE Safely in Tunisia.

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