What Does Physical (Social) Distancing Really Mean?

Canadian health officials say physical (social) distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak.

Stay social

These are stressful times. As we try to keep our physical distance, it is important not to stop socializing with others. Virtual hangouts or playdates are encouraged. Connect with friends and family over phone or text.

If you are feeling stressed or anxious because of the isolation, reach out to 211 to find out what remote mental health supports are available.

Other important links

Physical distancing is different from quarantine and isolation. To find out who is required to take those steps and what the rules are, visit the Government of Canada’s information page.

Self-assessment tool

Government of Ontario COVID-19 information page.