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How Social Distancing Can Help Flatten the Curve

Mar 18, 2020

This blog was posted on March 18th. Because the situation surrounding COVID-19 is constantly evolving, some information may not be up to date. Stay informed by visiting the CDC website.

Whether you’ve been watching the news or checking social media, you might have heard of “flattening the curve” and “social distancing.” Both are relevant as the coronavirus continues to spread, but what exactly do they mean? Flattening the curve refers to slowing the spread of disease so it never gets to a point that the healthcare system can’t manage, while social distancing, avoiding close contact with other people, can help us achieve that. See for yourself how social distancing can help slow the spread.

Slow Down the Spread of COVID-19

Sources:
Washington Post | Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” NPR | Coronavirus FAQs: What's 'Flattening The Curve'? Should I Travel?