According to the Johns Hopkins University, Social Distancing is: “a public health practice that aims to prevent sick people from coming in close contact with healthy people in order to reduce opportunities for disease transmission. It can include large-scale measures like cancelling group events or closing public spaces, as well as individual decisions such as avoiding crowds.”
It is needed to: “slow down the outbreak in order to reduce the chance of infection among high-risk populations and to reduce the burden on health care systems and workers. Experts describe this as “flattening the curve,” which generally refers to the potential success of social distancing measures to prevent surges in illness that could overwhelm health care systems.”
Social Distancing Sneeze Screens assist businesses and other facilities to prevent close contact between persons to assist in ‘flattening the curve’.