COVID-19 is transmitted through respiratory droplets when someone infected coughs or sneezes. These droplets can extend about 3 to 6 feet from the person who coughed or sneezed. This is where the concept of social distancing comes in. If we stay away from someone who is sick, or in general, beyond that 6-foot margin, then the risk of being exposed drops dramatically. It is recommended that we all implement social distancing measures in our daily lives now to slow the spread of the virus. One does not have to wait to be in a large gathering before distancing themselves. In all, practice distancing yourself 6 feet/2 meters from others regardless of the group size.
The University of Wisconsin – Stout is committed to maintaining an environment of respect and that is free from discrimination, and to supporting all members of our community affected by this global health threat. Bias, discrimination and harassment are contrary to UW-Stout values. If you, or someone you know experience bias, please report to our response team.