COVID-19 UPDATE - Social Bubbles: Do you know how big yours is?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Indiana State Department of Health

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.

Indiana State Department of Health

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.

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  • When I was young, there was no vaccine for chicken pox. When one of my cousins had chicken pox, my mother took me and my siblings to go play with our cousin. The reason was it was much better to have chicken pox has a child than as an adult. The same seems to be true about this virus. It may be that keeping our children locked up may not be the best idea.

    -- Posted by 1a2b3c4d on Thu, Nov 19, 2020, at 1:28 PM
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