In a recent journal article, Katz, Vaught, and Simmens (2019) defined social distancing as: "the practice of restricting contact among persons to prevent the spread of infection."
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To find out more about social distancing, view the CBC video. What is it? Why is social distancing being recommended?
Now, read the Tampa Bay Times article on the do’s and don’ts of social distancing. While you read, record their suggestions. Then, conduct some online research to find more do's and don'ts.
Then use the Consumer Reports article to find some suggestions about how to socialize at a distance during the coronavirus outbreak. What do you think?
What did you learn? During these troubling times, many events have been cancelled, and businesses temporarily closed or limited for service. What are the Costs and Benefits of the choices: To Distance or Not to Distance?
Evaluate the costs and benefits of social distancing. What are some of the future unintended consequences of spreading the virus to vulnerable people? What are some of the possible economic consequences of social distancing? How could some of these changes impact workers' incomes?
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Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.