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What is social distancing?
States and communities around the country are taking steps to reduce human contact to slow the spread of COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “social distancing” is a public health practice that encourages avoiding large crowds or group gatherings. The CDC, per guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more for the next 8 weeks.
The goal of social distancing is to protect individuals, especially the most vulnerable, by slowing down the transmission of the virus. Measures, like staying home, limiting our contact with others and avoiding people who are coughing or sneezing, help reduce the rate of spread and the number of people who will eventually get infected. These measures protect those who are most at risk if they do get infected.
The need for blood is constant. There is no substitute for human blood because no substance can heal and save lives the way blood can. If you are able, please donate at one of our Blood Centers. Please tell your friends and neighbors, too, that is it safe to donate.
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