The concept, called social distancing, is illustrated in the myriad measures businesses, sports organizations, school systems and others are taking to cut down on large gatherings. Many public events are canceled or postponed; students and employees are encouraged to do their work from home, through the internet.
Otherwise, infectious disease experts recommend staying six feet away from others.
Does a face mask protect you from coronavirus?
The CDC does not recommend that healthy people wear a face mask.
Rather, the CDC recommends that patients with the coronavirus wear a face mask to protect others around them, or, if the patient cannot wear a face mask, others should if they are in the same room together.