What is Social Distancing & How it Will Limit the Spread of the Coronavirus
Many places have closed in Atlanta due to the Coronavirus in light of this recent pandemic. Places such as the Alliance theatre, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Fox Theatre, Zoo Atlanta, Ponce City Market, Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, High Museum of Art and even the Inman Park Festival. Some are rescheduling to open later during the month or extended into April and May. Most restaurants are still in operation, just limiting their services to take out only, to help limit the exposure. Even LA Fitness has closed some of it’s locations until April 1st.
For those that are in good health but bored, there are ways to still venture out and protect yourself through social distancing. Here’s our breakdown of what it means, and how you can keep yourself safe and sane during these times. Here’s the reason why experts are suggesting the 6 rule. If a person is infected speaks, exhales, coughs or sneezes, the droplets travel anywhere from 3 to 6 feet before gravity takes effect to pull the particles towards the ground. Limiting the distance between people can help to limit the spread while traveling.
Keep in mind, this may not work perfectly for every situation. This is especially critical with touching seats, hand rails on trains or buses, door and sink knobs or door handles if you’re taking uber or lyft. To keep your hands clean, to best option, believe or not, is the use soap and warm water. Check out the video below how soap and hand sanitizer compare, when it comes to the Coronavirus. The key things to take from this is to remember to keep your hands clean, and try to avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
In our studio, we instructing the washing of hands at our cleaning station before and after each session. We’re also taking additional measures to sanitize door and sink knobs and key pads upon entry. Remember, that whatever you choose to do, be informed of the safe measures to take, and find something creative to do during this time to use your time wisely.
Here's an educational and fun video explaining what washing your hands does to the Coronavirus, and the right method.