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Physical distancing

What is physical distancing?

Physical distancing, also known as social distancing, refers to the practice of maintaining a safe distance between individuals to minimize the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19. It involves avoiding close contact with others and keeping a distance of at least 6 feet (2 meters) from people who are not part of one's household.

In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing has become a critical aspect of public health measures. Governments and health organizations around the world have recommended and enforced physical distancing guidelines in public places, workplaces, and other settings where people gather.

Many companies have implemented physical distancing measures in their workplaces, such as allowing employees to work from home and redesigning office spaces to ensure that people can maintain a safe distance from each other. This may involve rearranging seating arrangements in common areas and meeting rooms, installing physical barriers, and limiting the number of people in a given space at any given time.

Employee registration tools have also become increasingly important in implementing physical distancing measures in the workplace. These tools can help companies keep track of how many people are in the office at any given time, who is in which location, and whether there are any potential exposure risks. Such tools can be used to enforce physical distancing measures and support contact tracing efforts if an employee tests positive for COVID-19.

Overall, physical distancing is an essential practice that can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. While it may be challenging to maintain physical distance in some situations, such as public transportation or crowded areas, it is crucial to follow physical distancing guidelines to protect ourselves and others from illness.


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