We've been told over and over again to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but how much distance is enough? Researchers might have an answer.
MONDAY, June 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- "Social distancing" is the watchword for keeping the new coronavirus at bay, but how far apart is enough? Researchers say they may have an answer.
While most public health officials recommend you put 6 feet between yourself and others, a new review of 172 studies from 16 countries concluded that keeping 3 feet apart might also protect you to some degree.
And while face masks and eye protection might add even more layers of protection, these precautions aren't 100% foolproof, the researchers added.