In addition to proper handwashing and avoiding spreading germs, one of the most important things we can all do is practice social distancing.

The coronavirus can easily spread through respiratory droplets when a person who has COVID-19 coughs or sneezes. Even for those who are healthy, putting distance between yourself and others could be the difference between life or death.

It is extremely important for us to protect seniors, those who are at risk, and the healthcare staff that needs to be at full force to care for the overwhelming number of cases expected to come in the days ahead.