social distancing

social distancing

Protecting the public health by separating communities so that people who are stricken by a contagious illness cannot pass it on to others who are not. It includes, e.g., having children stay out of school when they are ill; closing workplaces; postponing meetings; and avoiding large social or religious gatherings or sporting events. It is designed to stop the spread of epidemics or pandemics but is not as strict a limitation on social interaction as quarantine.
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Bid Date & Time: 01/15/16 5:00 PM This project aims to assess the impact of social distancing measures of interest that are implemented alone and/or in combination with improved personal and/or environmental hygiene practices on the incidence of influenza-like illness (ILI) and laboratory-confirmed influenza among K-12 school students and in surrounding communities in the United States.
They provide research on stigma and blame, stigmatizing and social distancing, gendered HIV stigma, women's experiences of stigma, the psychological impact of stigma on women living with HIV, and stigma on disclosure of HIV-positive status.
Encourage social distancing from people who might have been exposed to Ebola in community settings.
Behavioural interventions such as hand hygiene, cough etiquette, social distancing, using your own prayer mat and contact avoidance can be effective at mitigating health risks, including respiratory illness, among pilgrims.
It decreased their desire for social distancing from those with mental health, and improved their mental health literacy, knowledge and skills with an increase in general community mental health ideology.
Washington, May 25 (ANI): According to a recently conducted study, social distancing measures during pandemics are highly effective in stopping the disease from spreading further.
The CDC advocates social distancing if required by the extent of the outbreak.
If humor is not suitable, or if it offends a student's cultural sensitivities, the result may be social distancing and a fractured teaching-learning environment.
Because children are a major factor in the transmission of influenza within communities and among households, school closure may be a valuable social distancing method (4,5).
Social distancing which means keeping at least six feet away from another person in open air is one way to avoid infection from influenza but given the close proximity in classrooms, hospitals, offices and other enclosed spaces, social distancing offers an impractical solution.
Philip McCabe discusses the plans treatment organizations should have in place, covering everything from social distancing to self-care.
The British Medical Association today said better estimates of flu severity were necessary in order to plan for social distancing measures such as school closures.