Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “social distancing” has become nearly universal. As a number of governments and health authorities continue to recommend social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus and “flatten the curve,” many professionals across a number of industries are asking what that means for their business operations. This article explains what social distancing looks like in a health club setting.
What Is Social Distancing?
Social distancing is a public health practice that aims to keep sick people from coming into contact with healthy people. It is a key part of a mitigation strategy to slow the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19, through communities to protect high-risk populations and prevent surges in illness that could overwhelm the healthcare system. Current recommendations around COVID-19 and social distancing include avoiding large gatherings and keeping 6 feet (2 meters) separation between people.