Stay 6 feet apart: Physical distancing

When you go out, stay 6 feet apart from other people.

What to do

Staying home is the best way to not get yourself or others sick. But if you leave your home:

Avoid running or biking directly in front of or through groups of people. When you exercise outdoors, you may spread droplets farther than normal.

See other tips about staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.

At your home

You do not need to stay 6 feet apart from people you live with. 

Avoid spending time in community lounges and other common spaces in your building.

Limit the number of people coming into your home, including cleaning and delivery workers. See guidance about hiring in-home services during the pandemic.

See other tips about living with others during the coronavirus pandemic.

At the store or public places

When you are out of your home at stores, pharmacies, outdoor markets, or getting healthcare:

  • Keep 6 feet of distance between you and others in a line
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth
  • Avoid passing others in an aisle, if you can
  • Give the people who serve you as much room (and patience) as you can

If you notice a service provider has symptoms of cold or flu, move away from them. Their supervisor may ask that they go home.

What to expect when you visit businesses during the pandemic.

Businesses must set up for physical distancing

Last updated February 22, 2021