COVID-19 UPDATE - Social Bubbles: Do you know how big yours is?
What is a social bubble?
A social bubble is a small group of people who socialize only with each other and gather only when sticking to the same prevention measures. While a social bubble can give you more in-person interactions, it doesnít mean socializing with everyone you know.
Even with steps to stay safe, meeting with others in your social bubble does increase your risk for getting COVID-19, so itís important that everyone in your small group stays at least 6 feet apart, wears a mask (even when outdoors), and practices good hand hygiene.
Itís important to practice physical distancing, wear a mask, and wash our hands often to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This can be challenging, especially at social gatherings. Our mental and emotional health is also important during the pandemic, which adds to everyoneís stress and anxiety. Depending on your medical condition and risk of exposure, a tight circle of contacts within a social bubble, in addition to staying connected virtually, can help.
Check out the ISDH graphic below to learn more, or log onto https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/.