WATCH — What is social distancing?

Saara Chaudry
Story by Saara Chaudry • CBC Kids News • Published 2020-03-13 18:18
UPDATE: When this article and video originally published on March 13, the Canadian government was recommending people stay one metre apart. As of March 19, the government is saying two metres apart (about two arms lengths) is better. Officials have also started using the term "physical distancing" instead. What does that mean? WATCH — What is physical distancing?

It’s about staying away from others to avoid spreading the coronavirus

Have you been told not to hug or touch your friends?

That’s called social distancing.

Why are we talking about this now?

Some public health officials are encouraging social distancing as a way to keep the coronavirus from spreading.

Check out this video for more on what that means:

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About the Contributor

Saara Chaudry
Saara Chaudry
CBC Kids News Contributor
Saara Chaudry is passionate about having a positive impact on the world, whether it's within her community, on the big screen or in her role as a CBC Kids News contributor. The 16-year-old from Toronto played Little Cosette in Les Miserables, Howie on Max & Shred and Dana's older sister on Dino Dana. She was also the voice of Parvana in The Breadwinner, the feature film nominated for an Oscar, along with the Golden Globe and Canadian Screen awards.

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