How Well Are You Social Distancing?
FROM THE LANGLADE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 it is more important now than ever to follow Governor Ever’s
Safer At Home order. This means staying at home as much as possible. As more cases continue to be
confirmed throughout Wisconsin and our neighboring counties, it is imperatively important to adhere to
the Governor’s order.
As we hear more about social distancing and the impact it can have on the spread of COVID-19 we all need
to do our part. “We know that social distancing is key in slowing the spread of COVID-19 so that our
healthcare systems do not become overwhelmed and our friends, family and community members can get
the care they need, says Meghan Williams, Health Officer, Langlade County Health Department.”
Do you wonder how well you, your family and friends are doing at social distancing?
❏ Do you avoid public spaces and gatherings of people?
❏ Do you avoid traveling outside of your community, unless it is required?
❏ Do you only run errands when necessary?
❏ Do you separate yourself with 6 feet between others when running errands and out in public?
❏ Does only one person go in the store, when running essential errands?
❏ Do you plan so that you make less trips to public?
❏ Do you avoid shopping at stores during hours designated for groups at higher risk?
❏ Do you utilize online services when available?
❏ Do you work at home if possible?
❏ If you are working with others, do you stay 6 feet apart (office, meetings, vehicle, breakrooms)?
❏ Do you stagger your work schedule so not everyone is working at the same time?
❏ Do you refrain from having guests over?
❏ Do you chat with people online or by phone rather than in person?
❏ Do you check on loved ones that are older or at higher risk to see if they need help or support?
❏ Do you stay home if you are sick?
❏ Do you postpone appointments that can wait?
❏ Do you stay 6 feet apart from others when walking and doing outdoor activities?
If you answered yes to most of these questions, you are doing a good job at social distancing. If you did not
answer yes to most of these questions, you may want to think about how you can socially distance yourself
to help flatten the curve.
In addition, you can prevent the spread of COVID-19 by:
• washing your hands/using hand sanitizer often, especially after coming home from errands,
• disinfecting carts and baskets before shopping,
• bringing your own pen to sign documents,
• covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow and
• cleaning frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
We are in this together. We can’t contain the spread of COVID-19 without the help of everyone.
For the latest information about COVID-19 in Lincoln County visit: bit.ly/LangladeHealth or
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For the latest information, visit the CDC’s website or the DHS website .