Burnaby mayor shows what proper social distancing looks like

Distancing - be like Mike

Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley is showing what proper social distancing looks like.

A new photo shows Hurley standing in the centre of a four-metre disc, to visualize what a two-metre radius between you and everyone else should be during the coronavirus pandemic.

If you haven’t returned from international travel, aren’t sick and haven’t been exposed to a probable case of COVID-19, officials say you should still be practising social or physical distancing. That means staying at home as much as possible.

You are still allowed to go outside, but officials say to limit outings to essential purposes only, such as grocery shopping, picking up medication or take-out food, solo exercise or a walk for your mental health.

When you do go out, officials say it should only be with the people you live with, and you should keep two metres apart from anyone else and avoid large groups.

“Yes, you can go outside, but go only with your family members in small groups. Maintain those distances. It is important to maintain our health and mental health through this,” provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control suggests using electronic options to connect with friends and family outside your home. The website also reminds everyone to cough into your elbow or sleeve instead of your hands, avoid touching your face — “Keep your hands at your side when possible” — and stay home if you feel at all sick."

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