Social distancing is a broad term for a model of keeping individuals as isolated from one another as possible. Some common practices of social distancing include:

Personal Isolation or Quarantine

Cancellation of Mass Gatherings (sporting events, concerts, etc.)

Self-shielding (using face masks)

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While most of us are very new to this term, it has a great deal of historic precedent for its implementation.

Click through the gallery below and see through the experience of the 1918 Influenza why the practice became necessary.