LEON COUNTY, Fla. – Federal health authorities recommend that everyone keep 6 feet of space between themselves and others, but this length can sometimes be difficult to estimate.
This is why the leaders of the county of Leon have developed a standard that every Floridian can memorize: imagine space as a large alligator.
The county social media post showing a useful illustration of a sizeable, angry reptile between two faceless figures garnered thousands of actions and hundreds of reactions.
“Walking with an alligator would help create social distancing. Sure, “joked one speaker.
Another joked that he preferred to be the person in the rear end of the alligator while a woman called him social distancing in Florida.
Because the coronavirus is mainly spread by respiratory droplets that are released when an infected person coughs or sneezes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked all Americans to take social distance to stop the spread of respiratory disease deadly.
Other tips to reduce the risk of getting COVID-19 include staying at home as much as possible, practicing good hygiene, and not touching your face.
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